Nashville Predators vs Montreal Canadiens – NHL Preview, Tips and Odds

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Nashville Predators
Final
6:3
Montreal Canadiens
Highlights and Stats


The teams of Nashville Predators and Montreal Canadiens will battle it out at the Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday, 09:00 PM EDT. The Predators are at number 6 in the Central Division with 36 points, while the Canadiens are currently occupying the 8th positionin the Atlantic Division, after collecting 33 points in the course of the season so far.

Nashville Predators vs Montreal Canadiens Head to Head

*Last game between teams from 12-04-2021
TeamP1P2P3OTFinal
Nashville Predators
Nashville Predators
1 1 1 1 4
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
0 2 1 0 3

The last encounter between the two franchises was played on December 4th, 2021, and after the final horn, the scoreboard showed a 4-3 triumph for the Nashville Predators. Luke Kunin had a leading role for the Predators and finished the game with 2 points in 12:17 of play time. He made two shots on the enemy goal and converted one of them. For the Canadiens, Christian Dvorak earned 1 point on the night. He skated for 18:08 and scored one goal. Nashville’s triumph may also be attributed to the team’s netminder. Juuse Saros managed to stop 20 of the 23 shots, which was enough to seal the victory. The other side’s goalkeeper, Jake Allen, ended the night with a 0.909 save percentage. In the most recent five games, the Nashville Predators are dominating as far as head-to-head balance is concerned, triumphing in four meetings while losing once in the process.
*Last 5 head-to-head games
Team12-04-202111-20-202103-10-202002-14-201901-05-2019
Nashville Predators
Nashville Predators
4 343 4
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
36 2 11

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Nashville Predators Form

*Last 10 Nashville Predators Games - 3:3:4
12-31-202212-30-202212-27-202212-23-202212-21-202212-19-202212-17-202212-15-202212-13-202212-12-2022
5:4@ Vegas Golden Knights1:6@ Anaheim Ducks2:3vs Dallas Stars2:3vs Colorado Avalanche2:4@ Chicago Blackhawks4:3vs Edmonton Oilers3:1@ Colorado Avalanche2:1@ Winnipeg Jets3:6vs Edmonton Oilers1:0@ St. Louis Blues

In their latest game on Saturday, the 31st of December, the Nashville Predators played against the Vegas Golden Knights, losing 5-4 on enemy ice. Filip Forsberg was the team’s leading player on the floor, scoring 3 points. He spent 19 minutes and 56 seconds on the ice and tested the opposition’s goalkeeper with six shots. Three of those made it through to the other side of the net. Kevin Lankinen gave his best and ended the match saving 27 out of the total 32 shots he came across, but despite that, his side was unable to prevail. The Predators have won three and lost seven of their last ten meetings, but four of those losses have come in overtime or shootouts, giving the team an extra point. Nashville is currently on an OT1 streak. The Nashville Predators are 8-6-3 when playing at their own arena this campaign. The team’s next game is on Thursday, January 5th, on the road against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Nashville Predators Averages This Season

  • Goals For
    94.00
  • Goals Against
    107.00
  • Shots For
    0.00
  • Shots Against
    0.00
  • PP Goals
    0.00
  • Short Handed Goals
    0.00

Nashville Predators Standout Performers

  • Top Goalie

    Juuse Saros

    Games Played:27
    Saves Percentage:0.916
    Shutouts:6
  • Top Skater

    Filip Forsberg

    Games Played:35
    Goals:14
    Assists:18

Nashville Predators Missing Players

NONE

Montreal Canadiens Form

*Last 10 Montreal Canadiens Games - 2:7:1
12-31-202212-29-202212-28-202212-23-202212-21-202212-19-202212-17-202212-15-202212-14-202212-12-2022
9:2@ Washington Capitals7:2@ Florida Panthers4:1@ Tampa Bay Lightning4:2@ Dallas Stars2:1@ Colorado Avalanche2:3@ Arizona Coyotes1:5vs Tampa Bay Lightning2:5vs Anaheim Ducks3:2@ Ottawa Senators2:1vs Calgary Flames

In their most recent showing, the Montreal Canadiens faced the Washington Capitals away from home on Saturday, December 31st, and suffered a 9-2 defeat. The Canadiens were led by Cole Caufield, who ended with two points on the night. He tried five shots towards the enemy goal and succeeded with two, for a combined 15 minutes and 52 seconds of game time. Montreal had Jake Allen at goal, and he was tested with 40 shots on target, blocking 31 and allowing nine to roll past him. The organization won only 2 of its last 10 matches, lost 7 during regular time, and was defeated once in overtime or shootouts. The team has an 8-10-3 road balance for this season. The Canadiens will be on the ice again on Thursday, January 5th, when they are scheduled to play against the New York Rangers.

Montreal Canadiens Averages This Season

  • Goals For
    100.00
  • Goals Against
    138.00
  • Shots For
    0.00
  • Shots Against
    0.00
  • PP Goals
    0.00
  • Short Handed Goals
    0.00

Montreal Canadiens Standout Performers

  • Top Goalie

    Jake Allen

    Games Played:25
    Saves Percentage:0.894
    Shutouts:5
  • Top Skater

    Nick Suzuki

    Games Played:37
    Goals:15
    Assists:17

Montreal Canadiens Missing Players

NONE

Game Details

TeamQ1Q2Q3Final
Nashville Predators
Nashville Predators
3 2 1 6
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
1 1 1 3
Nashville PredatorsMontreal Canadiens
  • Score

    6
    3
  • PP Opportunities

    5
    5
  • PP Goals

    2
    0
  • Faceoffs Won

    0
    0
  • Giveaways

    0
    0
  • Hits

    0
    0
  • Penalty Minutes

    0
    0
  • Shots

    0
    0
  • Takeaways

    0
    0

Play-by-Play

Nashville PredatorsvsMontreal Canadiens
  • 1`02:32
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    Joel Edmundson2 minutes for Delaying Game-Puck over glass
  • 1`04:10
    Cody GlassMattias Ekholm, Nino Niederreiter
    1-0
  • 1`05:49
    Colton SissonsFilip Forsberg
    2-0
  • 1`07:59
    Cody Glass2 minutes for Tripping Cole Caufield
    -
  • 1`08:41
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    Brendan Gallagher2 minutes for High Sticking Mark Jankowski
  • 1`10:42
    Mattias EkholmMikael Granlund, Nino Niederreiter
    3-0
  • 1`14:32
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