Montreal Canadiens
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Ended 14 Feb 2024, 00:00
Anaheim Ducks
Montreal Canadiens
Anaheim Ducks

Prediction for Montreal Canadiens - Anaheim Ducks 14 February 2024

On the 14th of February, a match between the Montreal Canadiens and Anaheim Ducks will take place as part of the next game day in the NHL. The meeting will start at 03:00 Moscow time. Both teams are showing poor results this season, are very badly affected by injuries and have very young squads. Whose failures in this game will take a back seat?

🏒 Tentative lineups for Montreal vs Anaheim:

Montreal : Montembeault (Allen) - Matheson, Goulet - Cofield, Suzuki, Slafkowski

"Anaheim": Dostal (Gibson) - Fowler, Lubushkin - Henrik, Karlsson, Strome

❌ Injuries:

Montreal: Dak, Dvorak, Gallagher, Harvey-Pinar, Wideman

Anaheim: Killorn, Luno, Zigras, Gibson, Jones, McTavish, Mintyukov

The infirmary of both teams is full. That said, the Ducks are likely to have John Gibson, Mason McTavish and Pavel Mintyukov in the lineup. They should be back in action any day now. The losses of Alex Killorn and Trevor Zigras are also very significant for the visitors, but here they will have to do without their leaders for a long time.

Montreal is also suffering from injuries to their leaders, but each of them is out for a long period of time and basically hasn't played for a long time. The losses of Kirby Duck and the suspended Brendan Gallagher are especially significant.

📊 Statistical preview for Montreal vs Anaheim:

    • The current guests have won four of the last five head-to-head matches. We bet on Anaheim to win at 3.40.
    • Only once in the last five head-to-head meetings have the teams scored less than six pucks apiece. Bet on total over (6.5) for 2.14.

    🔴  Montreal:

    Montreal has not yet lost their mathematical playoff chances, but the team will not actually get there. Too many mediocre results, unimpressive play and very big lapses in defence. The team is still young and unstable.

    🟠 "Anaheim":

    The Ducks have similar problems, but the team at least structurally looks much more attractive, especially offensively. Anaheim has plenty of skill players capable of coming up with interesting combinations and bringing them to life. Now it's more about young leaders gaining the necessary experience. Getting to the playoffs is out of the question.

    ⚔️Montreal vs Anaheim:

    The teams have played just one meeting between them this season and in the away game, the Canadiens hockey team won 4-3. Last season, however, Anaheim was the stronger team twice.

    📋 Montreal Canadiens - Anaheim Ducks Match Prediction:

    There is no serious tournament motivation for either team, but the hockey players will be looking to play to win in order to improve their performance and have a base from which to negotiate new contracts or increase their value on the market. We are in for a fairly open encounter considering this factor. With the defensive lines of both teams looking very mediocre, while both can come up with some quality offence, we should expect a productive game. Especially the guests, who still look much more interesting and attractive in terms of talent level, should try their best. In addition, the Ducks have never scored less than three goals against their opponents in the last five face-to-face meetings. We bet on Anaheim's individual total over (3) for 2.42.

    Open hockey we will get due to both the intensity of the attacking groups and mistakes of the defensive lines of both teams. That being said, the fatigue factor will have a very important role in this one. "Anaheim" is one of the strongest teams in the league in terms of play in the third periods. The team has plenty of energy and physical conditioning. For Montreal, the final twenty minutes are also the most productive part of the game. In this game, we expect this seasonal trend to continue and expect high scoring at the end of the game. That's why we're betting that in the 3rd period both will score (yes) for 2.07.


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