Montreal
Canadiens
Stadium Bell Centre
1-0-0 Overall | ATLANTIC 1st
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Canadiens42 0%
Schedule
Preseason
Mon  9/16
vs
Devils
W4-2
Wed  9/18
vs
Panthers
RSN17:00pm
Thu  9/19
vs
Panthers
TSN27:00pm
Sat  9/21
@
Senators
RDS7:00pm
Mon  9/23
vs
Maple Leafs
TSN27:00pm
Wed  9/25
@
Maple Leafs
TSN27:00pm
Sat  9/28
vs
Senators
RDS7:00pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

The Canadiens are not contenders to win the championship at 60/1, 1.6%. Their 0.9% chance is #15 in the league which is not high enough to be a good bet. In simulations, they win the East 2.2% of the time and are not a good value at 30/1, 3.2%. The Canadiens are averaging 91.1 points per sim which makes them a decent bet to go over 89.5. At +145 the Canadiens are a good value to make the playoffs with a 50.8% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 60/1, 1.6%. They win the division in 1.8% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #7 in the East.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Based on last season's game odds they 'should have had' 40.7 wins. Their 44-30-8 record last season was ahead of what was expected of them. Taking them on the money line in every game turned a +192 profit. They had a strong puck line record going 48-34 for (+931 profit). More of their games came in under (45) than went over (34). Based on computer simulations they only have a 47% chance to beat the Hurricanes in their next game. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

Their record is better than it should be. Since 10/2/2018 their average goal differential is +0.12 (includes playoff games) which ranks #17 in the league, but their rank based on points (per game) is #13. This is a relatively better home team than a road team. They are the #9 ranked team in goal differential in home games, vs #17 in road games.

OFFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (League Rank):

DEFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (Lower # is Better):

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Carey Price who is projected to be the #19 Goalie. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
82 Adams-Moisan, Morgan RW6-221506/02/1997No College
68 Alain, Alexandre C6-118903/03/1997No College
27 Alzner, Karl D6-321909/24/1988No College
40 Armia, Joel RW6-421005/31/1993No College
45 Barber, Riley RW6-019002/07/1994No College
60 Belzile, Alex RW6-018008/31/1991No College
46 Brook, Josh D6-118706/17/1999No College
41 Byron, Paul LW5-916304/27/1989No College
8 Chiarot, Ben D6-321905/09/1991No College
21 Cousins, Nick C5-1118507/20/1993No College
86 Cox, Joe RW6-017601/07/1994No College
81 Culkin, Ryan D6-220012/15/1993No College
24 Danault, Phillip C6-119802/24/1993No College
13 Domi, Max C5-1019303/02/1995No College
92 Drouin, Jonathan LW6-020303/28/1995No College
71 Evans, Jake C6-118606/02/1996No College
59 Fairbrother, Gianni D6-019409/30/2000No College
83 Fleury, Cale D6-121111/19/1998No College
32 Folin, Christian D6-320402/09/1991No College
11 Gallagher, Brendan RW5-918405/06/1992No College
54 Hudon, Charles LW5-1019606/23/1994No College
85 Jevpalovs, Nikita RW6-121009/09/1994No College
58 Juulsen, Noah D6-219304/02/1997No College
37 Kinkaid, Keith G6-319507/04/1989No College
15 Kotkaniemi, Jesperi C6-218407/06/2000No College
17 Kulak, Brett D6-218701/06/1994No College
35 LaCouvee, Connor G6-120105/24/1994No College
52 Lamarche, Maxim D6-321807/11/1992No College
62 Lehkonen, Artturi LW6-017707/04/1995No College
64 Leskinen, Otto D5-1118702/06/1997No College
39 Lindgren, Charlie G6-118212/18/1993No College
34 McCarron, Michael C6-623003/07/1995No College
70 McNiven, Michael G6-119907/09/1997No College
53 Mete, Victor D5-918306/07/1998No College
51 Olofsson, Gustav D6-319512/01/1994No College
61 Ouellet, Xavier D6-019607/29/1993No College
63 Peca, Matthew C5-918204/27/1993No College
84 Pelletier, William LW5-816012/14/1992No College
26 Petry, Jeff D6-319712/09/1987No College
55 Pezzetta, Michael LW6-121103/13/1998No College
25 Poehling, Ryan C6-218301/03/1999No College
31 Price, Carey G6-321508/16/1987No College
30 Primeau, Cayden G6-318108/11/1999No College
28 Reilly, Mike D6-119507/13/1993No College
57 Sklenicka, David D6-119409/08/1996No College
14 Suzuki, Nick C5-1118308/10/1999No College
90 Tatar, Tomas LW5-1018212/01/1990No College
38 Teasdale, Joel LW5-1120303/11/1999No College
44 Thompson, Nate C6-121410/05/1984No College
36 Varone, Phil LW5-1018612/04/1990No College
42 Vejdemo, Lukas C6-219601/25/1996No College
96 Verbeek, Hayden C5-1018310/17/1997No College
97 Waked, Antoine RW6-120105/17/1996No College
43 Weal, Jordan RW5-1017904/15/1992No College
6 Weber, Shea D6-422908/14/1985No College
22 Weise, Dale RW6-220608/05/1988No College