The Montreal Canadiens are locked to the bottom of the Eastern Conference and will have a tough time when the leading Florida Panthers visit Bell Centre in Montreal, QB on March 24, 2021.
- Montreal Canadiens vs Florida Panthers
- NHL – Regular season
- Date – 24/3/2022
- 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 17-36-10 record.
They have lost three of the last five games most recently 3-2 against the Boston Bruins.
The Canadiens are 6-8-3 against the rest of their division. Montreal averages 10.2 penalty minutes per game, the third-most in the Eastern Conference. Michael Pezzetta leads the team serving 68 total minutes.
Nick Suzuki leads the Canadiens with 17 goals and has 46 points. Cole Caufield has 12 points over the last 10 games for Montreal.
The Canadiens are 4-3-3 in the last 19 games, averaging 3.7 goals, 6.1 assists, 4.2 penalties and 8.7 penalty minutes while giving up 3.7 goals per game with an .884 save percentage.
Montreal has won 6 of the last 7 games against teams from the Eastern Conference and 4 of the last 5 games against teams from the Atlantic Division. At the same time, they have lost 19 of the last 26 home games and 9 of the last 11 games coming in after two-day break.
Montreal Canadiens News
Brandon Gallagher will not play for Montreal.
Florida Panthers Stats & Form
The Florida Panthers are on top of the Eastern Conference with a 42-14-6 record. They have won 2 of the last 4 games and are coming off a 3-0 win over the Anaheim Ducks.
The Panthers are 25-6-3 in conference games. Florida leads the Eastern Conference with 47 power-play goals, led by Aleksander Barkov with nine.
Barkov leads the Panthers with 26 goals and has 62 points. Sam Reinhart has five goals and six assists over the last 10 games for Florida.
The Panthers are 7-2-1 in the last 10 games, averaging 3.9 goals, 6.9 assists, 4.5 penalties and 11.8 penalty minutes while allowing 2.1 goals per game with a .924 save percentage.
Florida has won 6 of the last 10 games against Montreal. They have also won 8 of the last 9 games when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Florida Panthers News
Jonas Johansson and Anton Lundell will not play for Florida.
Montreal Canadiens vs Florida Panthers Head-to-Head Stats
The Florida Panthers have won 6 of the last 10 games against Montreal most recently 5-2 on January 1, this year.
Six of the last eight games between these two teams have ended over 5.5 goals.
Montreal Canadiens vs Florida Panthers Betting Odds
The Florida Panthers are favourites to win on Thursday with -182 odds to do so while the Montreal Canadiens are at 360. The draw is set at 370.
The total goals margin is set at 5.5 with -114 to go over and -109 for under.
There is no doubt who the favourite is in this game. Florida has regained the top seed in the Eastern Conference over Carolina after the Hurricanes had a difficult period. The Panthers will try to stay on top in order to have the home court advantage during the Eastern Conference playoffs.
It is easy to predict which team will win then the best and the worst scoring ones are going against each other. The Panthers are scoring over 4 goals per game and they will definitely reach their season average against the Canadiens which will be more than enough to win.