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NHL : ATS Matchup
Wednesday 1/22/2014Line$ LineOU LineScore



MONTREAL (27-17-0-5, 59 pts.) at PITTSBURGH (34-13-0-2, 70 pts.)
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Wednesday, 1/22/2014 7:05 PM
Board OpeningLatest
1MONTREAL+155Ov 5.5,+120+165Ov 5.5,+110
2PITTSBURGH-175Un 5.5,-140-190Un 5.5,-130
MONTREAL - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games27-22-0-1.527-22-1.516-272.628.62.429.9
Team Stats (Road Games)13-11-0+0.613-11+0.68-152.728.52.729.5
Last 5 Games2-3-0-1.82-3-1.82-22.428.83.427.8
MONTREAL Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)491263741417813999.0%1683319.6%200
Team Stats (Road Games)2464221620666839.4%801822.5%96
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)512532201448.3%14214.3%17
Stats Against (All Games) 1203242415814678.2%1602314.4%200
Stats Against (Road Games) 64182123257079.1%79911.4%105
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 176740213912.2%11218.2%30
MONTREAL - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
PETER BUDAJ (All Games)111028726492.0%05-5-15-5-0-11-8
PETER BUDAJ (Road Games)9924822992.3%05-4+0.75-4-0+11-7
PETER BUDAJ (Last 4 Games)43908088.9%00-3-40-3-0-40-2
CAREY PRICE (All Games)39391176108792.4%022-17-0.422-17-0015-19
CAREY PRICE (Road Games)151545641691.2%08-7-0.18-7-0+17-8
CAREY PRICE (Last 4 Games)441119989.2%02-2-0.82-2-0-12-1

PITTSBURGH - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games34-15-0+10.434-15+10.423-
Team Stats (Home Games)20-4-0+1120-4+1113-93.532.02.228.9
Last 5 Games3-2-0-1.63-2-1.64-
PITTSBURGH Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)4915739565669150610.4%1613924.2%268
Team Stats (Home Games)24852332282476911.1%751824.0%150
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)515266111629.3%1516.7%22
Stats Against (All Games) 1202842482213598.8%1481711.5%201
Stats Against (Home Games) 54102519006947.8%6346.3%91
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 1723111014112.1%16212.5%29
PITTSBURGH - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (All Games)4040108198991.5%228-12+1028-12-0+1216-19
MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (Home Games)212159555292.8%118-3+11.118-3-0+1110-9
MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (Last 4 Games)441109788.2%03-1+0.23-1-003-1
TOMAS VOKOUN (All Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
TOMAS VOKOUN (Home Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
JEFF ZATKOFF (All Games)10927625090.6%06-3+0.46-3-007-2
JEFF ZATKOFF (Home Games)43998888.9%02-1-0.12-1-003-0
JEFF ZATKOFF (Last 4 Games)4411410491.2%03-1+1.23-1-0+13-1
Average power rating of opponents played: MONTREAL 3.12,  PITTSBURGH 3.14
MONTREAL - Schedule
12/28/2013at TAMPA BAY2-1W0, +100W5 ovU
12/29/2013at FLORIDA1-4L0, -120L5 ovP
12/31/2013at CAROLINA4-5L0, -120L5 ovO
1/2/2014at DALLAS6-4W0, +120W5 ovO
1/4/2014OTTAWA3-4L0, -155L5.5 unO
1/6/2014FLORIDA2-1W0, -170W5 ovU
1/8/2014at PHILADELPHIA1-3L0, -110L5 ovU
1/11/2014CHICAGO2-1W0, +120W5.5 unU
1/14/2014NEW JERSEY1-4L0, -180L5 unP
1/16/2014at OTTAWA5-4W0, +100W5.5 unO
1/18/2014at TORONTO3-5L0, -115L5.5 unO
1/22/2014at PITTSBURGH 
1/24/2014at DETROIT 
1/30/2014at BOSTON 
2/1/2014TAMPA BAY 

12/27/2013at CAROLINA4-3W0, -130W5.5 unO
12/29/2013at COLUMBUS5-3W0, -125W5.5 unO
12/31/2013at NEW JERSEY1-2L0, -140L5 ovU
1/3/2014NY RANGERS5-2W0, -155W5.5 unO
1/5/2014WINNIPEG6-5W0, -255W5.5 unO
1/7/2014at VANCOUVER5-4W0, -135W5 ovO
1/10/2014at EDMONTON3-4L0, -190L6 unO
1/11/2014at CALGARY2-1W0, -190W5.5 unU
1/15/2014WASHINGTON4-3W0, -205W5.5 ovO
1/20/2014FLORIDA1-5L0, -275L5.5 evO
1/23/2014at NY ISLANDERS 
1/25/2014at DALLAS 
1/30/2014at LOS ANGELES 
2/1/2014at PHOENIX 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (MONTREAL-PITTSBURGH) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Canadiens-Penguins Preview* ============================


Montreal (27-17-5) at Pittsburgh (34-13-2), 7:00 p.m. EDT

The return of several key players wasn't enough to help the Pittsburgh Penguins avoid an ugly loss their last time out, suffering through another rough defensive performance despite a mostly successful recent stretch of games.

They'll try again to tighten it up in their own end when they look to extend their home winning streak against the Montreal Canadiens to five on Wednesday night.

The Eastern Conference-leading Penguins (34-13-2) came into Monday's matchup with Florida on a 5-0-1 run, but were routed 5-1 in one of their most lopsided defeats of the season. Pittsburgh was outscored 3-1 in the third period and lost despite holding a 36-28 overall edge in shots.

The Penguins suffered their first regulation loss of 2014, one that perhaps wasn't all that surprising. Pittsburgh has given up four or more goals four times in seven games in the new year.

"We were just awful," said defenseman Matt Niskanen, who scored Monday and has two goals and three assists in a four-game point streak. "Bad execution. Bad work ethic. We just weren't hungry enough to win the loose puck battle and they just beat the (stuffing) out of us."

Defenseman Paul Martin played 20 minutes in his return from a broken leg - clearing the way for him to play for Team USA in the Olympics - and forwards James Neal, Chuck Kobasew and Jayson Megna also were back from injuries. The re-fortified lineup, however, seemed to have little effect.

"We're assimilating players back into our lineup ... but that's not a new challenge for this group," coach Dan Bylsma said. "It's not a new challenge for our team."

Neither is winning at Pittsburgh for the Canadiens. Montreal (27-17-5) has gone 0-3-1 in the last four meetings there and 2-6-1 in the past nine.

The Canadiens did end a three-game overall losing streak in the series in the first matchup of the season, winning 3-2 on Nov. 23. Max Pacioretty scored twice for Montreal while Neal had two goals for the Penguins.

Pacioretty extended his point streak to four games (two goals, two assists) with an assist at Toronto on Saturday, but the Canadiens continued their inconsistent play with a 5-3 loss. Montreal has alternated wins and losses in its last eight games, and it's won two in a row once in its previous 18.

"We're a team that was pushing the pace and we were skating well," coach Michel Therrien said. "Individual mistakes cost games. That's where it's disappointing. We give goals. They're not even supposed to be scoring chances."

Pacioretty has five goals and three assists in his last seven against the Penguins.

Montreal's Carey Price has struggled in his last three starts, giving up 11 goals in going 1-2-0, but he'll be in net Wednesday. Price has posted a 4.21 goals-against average in his last four road games despite going 2-1-1, though he did end a three-game losing streak to Pittsburgh by making 29 saves Nov. 23.

The Penguins' Marc-Andre Fleury hasn't been at his best either of late, posting a 3.55 GAA in his last five starts. He's given up seven goals in his past two starts against the Canadiens.

Last Updated: 10/6/2015 3:12:10 AM EST

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