Montreal
Canadiens
Stadium Bell Centre
31-31-9 Overall | 9-13-2 ATLANTIC 5th
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Canadiens212221 17.74%
Schedule
Regular season
Tue  3/3
@
Islanders
W6-2
Thu  3/5
@
Lightning
L0-4
Sat  3/7
@
Panthers
L1-4
Tue  3/10
vs
Predators
L2-4
Thu  3/12
vs
Sabres
POSTPONED
Sun  3/15
@
Ducks
POSTPONED
Tue  3/17
@
Kings
POSTPONED
Thu  3/19
@
Sharks
POSTPONED
Sat  3/21
@
Avalanche
POSTPONED
Tue  3/24
vs
Sabres
POSTPONED
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Based on money line odds their expected record at this point of the season is 35.3-34.7. At 31-30-9 they are short of expectations. Money line backers would be down quite a bit (863 units). They are not good on puck lines (31-39) for a -1016 loss. Their under-over record is 34-32 with 4 pushes. Based on computer simulations they only have a 45% chance to beat the Predators 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).

For winning picks against the spread, total and money line for all NHL games by our proven computer model and leading handicappers visit SportsLine.com where you can also get fantasy basketball and daily fantasy optimal lineups from CBSSports' Top Experts.

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

The Canadiens are not contenders to win the championship at 1000/1, 0.1%. They do not win the championship in any simulations. They are not a good value to win the East either at 500/1, 0.2%. They are projected to finish with 84 points and come in under their pre-season futures line of 89.5. Their playoff chances are under 1%. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #12 in the East.

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

Their record should be slightly better. Their average goal differential is -0.14 which ranks #22 in the league, but their rank based on points (per game) is #24. This is a relatively better road team than a home team. They are the #8 ranked team in goal differential in road games, vs #29 in home games. They are trending down. Their average goal differential in their past 6 games is -1 (#26 over this stretch).

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 #16 Goalie the rest of the season. 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
27 Alzner, Karl D6-321309/24/1988No College
40 Armia, Joel RW6-421305/31/1993No College
41 Byron, Paul LW5-915804/27/1989No College
8 Chiarot, Ben D6-322505/09/1991No College
24 Danault, Phillip C6-120102/24/1993No College
13 Domi, Max C5-1019203/02/1995No College
92 Drouin, Jonathan LW6-019703/28/1995No College
32 Folin, Christian D6-420402/09/1991No College
11 Gallagher, Brendan RW5-918405/06/1992No College
54 Hudon, Charles LW5-1019006/23/1994No College
77 Kulak, Brett D6-219001/06/1994No College
62 Lehkonen, Artturi LW6-017607/04/1995No College
39 Lindgren, Charlie G6-118012/18/1993No College
61 Ouellet, Xavier D6-119307/29/1993No College
26 Petry, Jeff D6-320112/09/1987No College
31 Price, Carey G6-321708/16/1987No College
14 Suzuki, Nick C5-1120108/10/1999No College
90 Tatar, Tomas LW5-1018312/01/1990No College
43 Weal, Jordan RW5-1018004/15/1992No College
6 Weber, Shea D6-423008/14/1985No College
22 Weise, Dale RW6-219608/05/1988No College