Montreal Canadiens vs Ottawa Senators 05/05/2021 Forecast, Hockey Betting & Odds
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Montreal Canadiens vs Ottawa Senators 05/05/2021 – The Montreal Canadiens have claimed the “comeback kids” tag after three come from behind victories in the last four nights. The team could not be more upbeat as they fly over to Ottawa on Wednesday to face the Senators for the first game of their final regular-season road trip. Tied for the third spot with the Winnipeg Jets in the North Division, the Canadiens are looking to inch closer to securing a playoff berth as they play as favorites on the road with a -182 moneyline price in the top betting sites for NHL. The Senators, meanwhile, will try to play spoilers to their visitors’ bid as they try to defy a +150 price as the underdogs at home. The puck is scheduled to drop at 07:00 PM Eastern Time at the Canadian Tire Centre with a live broadcast on SN, RDS, RSD, and NHL.TV.
Montreal Canadiens vs Ottawa Senators 05/05/2021
When: Wednesday, May 5, 7:00 PM ET
Where: Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Ontario
TV: SN | RDS | RDS
Montreal Canadiens vs Ottawa Senators 05/05/2021 Betting Odds:
Three straight comeback wins and the Montreal Canadiens are right where they want to be with five games left in their schedule for the regular season. The feat has been impressive after it came at the expense of three different teams in the division, including the Senators, whom they outlasted in OT after being down two goals in regulation last Saturday. Rookie Cole Caufield turned out to be the hero for Montreal in the two most recent come-from-behind wins, and the 20-year-old is simply soaking up the moment. The exploits of the young goal scorer, who was selected 15th overall in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, is definitely a welcome development for the Canadiens as it provided the team more weapons to utilize when they eventually enter the postseason joust.
Players to watch: T. Toffoli RW (G 28 A 13 PTS 41), J. Petry D (G 12 A 28 PTS 4), N. Suzuki C (G 12 A 25 PTS 37).
The Senators will host the Canadiens with technically nothing to lose with the team being out of playoff contention. The game will be their second to the last regular-season home game and fans in Ottawa are simply hoping to see them seize their final assignments at the Canadian Tire Centre before they officially wrap up their year. With the burden to chase a top-four position in the North already off their backs, the Senators have opted to just have fun on the ice. And oddly enough, it resulted in some favorable performances, including their play during Monday’s 2-1 victory over the Jets at home. In fact, Ottawa is currently on a roll, registering a 6-1-1 record over their last eight games. It may not be enough to flip their fortunes this season, still, the Senators are beaming with a positive mindset as they put the finishing touches to their season.
Players to watch: B. Tkachuk LW (G 16 A 18 PTS 34), D. Batherson RW (G 17 A 16 PTS 33), J. Norris C (G 15 A 17 PTS 32).
Montreal Canadiens vs Ottawa Senators Betting Predictions
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal’s last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Ottawa’s last 9 games.
Montreal Canadiens vs Ottawa Senators Betting Picks
The atmosphere in Ottawa will be as light as it could get when two teams coming off respective victories meet on the ice this Wednesday. The Senators will continue to play free-flowing hockey while the Canadiens will employ a bit of a serious urgency as the latter continue their bid to seal a postseason berth. In the end, the team with a mission to chase will prevail. Montreal will live up to its tag as favorites in the NHL Betting Lines as the team is set to take down the Senators to begin their final regular-season road trip.
Score Prediction: Canadiens 4, Senators 2.