The Vancouver Canucks have a chance to get back into playoff conversation and will give their best to defeat the Montreal Canadiens at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on March 9, 2022.
- Vancouver Canucks vs Montreal Canadiens
- NHL – Regular season
- Date – 9/3/2022
- Starting time – 10.30 PM ET
- Venue: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Canucks Stats & Form
The Vancouver Canucks are sixth in the Pacific Division and 11th in the Western Conference with a 28-23-6 record.
The Canucks have won 5 of the last 6 games and are coming off a 6-4 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. J.T. Miller, Brock Boeser, Travis Hamonic and Tanner Pearson each had goal and an assist for Vancouver, and Tyler Motte and Alex Chiasson also scored. Thatcher Demko made 34 saves for the Canucks.
Vancouver is 12-10-3 at home and 7-3-0 in the last 10 games. JT Miller leads the team with 63 points, 22 of whom are goals.
The Canucks are scoring and allowing 2.8 goals per game which ranked them 13th offensively and 23rd defensively.
Vancouver has won 8 of the last 9 games going in as favourites and 6 of their last 8 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
Vancouver Canucks News
The Canucks will have their full roster available for the game against the Canadiens.
Montreal Canadiens Stats & Form
The Montreal Canadiens are at the bottom of the Eastern Conference with a 15-34-7 record.
Anyway, Montreal is having their best period of the season as they have won 7 of the last 8 games. Last year’s Stanley Cup finalists are coming off a 5-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers.
Nick Suzuki scored the game-winner and added two assists, Brendan Gallagher and Cole Caufield each had a goal and an assist for Montreal, and Artturi Lehkonen and Mike Hoffman also scored for the Canadiens. Chris Wideman chipped in two assists and goalie Sam Montembeault made 28 saves.
Montreal is 7-17-6 on the road this season and 7-3-0 in the last 10 games. Nick Suzuki leads the team with 40 points.
The Canadiens are among the bottom two teams in the league in both scored goals with 2.4 per game and allowed goals with 3.8 per game.
Montreal has won their last 5 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game and 5 of their last 6 games following a win.
Montreal Canadiens News
Christian Dvorak, Rafael Harvey-Pinard, Louie Belpedio, Gianni Fairbrother, David Savard and Jake Evans are out for the Canadiens.
Vancouver Canucks vs Montreal Canadiens Head-to-Head Stats
The Canucks have won 3 of the last 5 games against the Canadiens.
Three of the last five games between these two have finished under 5.5 goals.
Vancouver Canucks vs Montreal Canadiens Betting Odds
The Canucks are favourites to win this one with -137 odds to do that. The odds for Canadiens’ victory are set at 272 while the draw is at 362.
The goal line is at 6 goals with both ways at -110.
The Montreal Canadiens are playing very well lately and recently have reminded us of their last season’s run. But this year they dig themselves such a deep hole that even 7 wins in the last 8 games cannot move them from the bottom of the conference.
Vancouver is currently 11th in the West but a playoff spot is just one decent winning streak away. The Canucks are also playing well in March and will use the home court advantage and the fact that the Canadiens will be shorthanded to add another win and get closer to the eighth spot in the West.