The Montreal Canadiens are locked to the bottom of the Eastern Conference and will have a tough time when the Boston Bruins visit in Bell Centre in Montreal, QB on March 21, 2021.
- Montreal Canadiens vs Boston Bruins
- NHL – Regular season
- Date – 21/3/2022
- Starting time – 7 PM ET
- Venue: Bell Centre, Montreal, QB
Montreal Canadiens Stats & Form
The Montreal Canadiens are at the bottom of the Eastern Conference with a 17-36-9 record.
They have lost three of the last five games but are coming off a 5-1 win over the Ottawa Senators.
The Canadiens are 6-8-2 against division opponents. Montreal scores 2.5 goals per game, the least in the league. Nick Suzuki leads the team with 17 total goals.
Suzuki leads the Canadiens with 17 goals, adding 29 assists and recording 46 points. Cole Caufield has six goals and six assists over the last 10 games for Montreal.
The Canadiens are 5-3-2 in the last 10 games, averaging 3.7 goals, 6.1 assists, 4.1 penalties and 8.5 penalty minutes while giving up 3.5 goals per game with an .883 save percentage.
Montreal Canadiens News
Josh Anderson and David Savard will not play for Montreal.
Boston Bruins Stats & Form
The Boston Bruins are fourth in the Atlantic Division and seventh in the Eastern Conference with a 38-19-5 record.
The Bruins have won four of the last five games and are coming off a 4-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets.
The Bruins are 12-3-1 against opponents from the Atlantic. Boston ranks eighth in the Eastern Conference recording 8.2 points per game, averaging 3.0 goals and 5.2 assists.
David Pastrnak leads the Bruins with 33 goals and has 61 points. Craig Smith has eight goals over the last 10 games for Boston.
The Bruins are 7-2-1 in the last 10 games, averaging 3.6 goals, 6.7 assists, 3.5 penalties and 7.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .916 save percentage.
Boston Bruins News
Patrice Bergeron will not play for the Bruins.
Montreal Canadiens vs Boston Bruins Head-to-Head Stats
The Boston Bruins have won the last five and seven of the last ten games against Montreal.
Six of the last ten games between these two teams have ended under 5.5 goals.
Montreal Canadiens vs Boston Bruins Betting Odds
The Boston Bruins are favorites to win on Monday with -145 odds to do so while the Montreal Canadiens are at 290. The draw is set at 386.
The total goals margin is set at 5.5 with -114 to go over and -109 for under.
The Bruins are seventh in the East but their playoff appearance is secured since they have 14 points advantage over the ninth-placed Columbus. By the end of the season, Boston will try to move higher in the standings and try to reach the fourth place which will bring them home-court advantage in the playoffs.
Boston has been dominating the Canadiens even the previous seasons when Montreal was a much better team. The Canadiens are having a terrible season and have nothing else to lose in this game.
With all that taken into consideration, the Bruins have the quality and motivation to win this one which they eventually will.