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New York Islanders

Montreal Canadiens
6-8-3 November 10, 2013, 06:00 PM | Bell Centre 8-8-1



The Montreal Canadiens look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Islanders arrive at Bell Centre on Sunday.

The Canadiens are 8-8-1 so far on the season. The Islanders, meanwhile, are 6-8-3. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Montreal go 4-12-1 and the Islanders go 10-6-1 on the totals.

View New York Islanders vs Montreal Canadiens Odds and Stats.

The Canadiens were listed earlier today as -173 moneyline Favorite at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5.

This game matches up the No. 5 (Canadiens) and the No. 7 (Islanders) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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Last time out for New York, they were a 5-2 loser as they battled the Blue Jackets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jackets at -132 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Montreal, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Senators on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Senators at +100 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Montreal's No. 19-ranked offense (2.59 goals per game) against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 27 at 3.29 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 23.44% rate while the Islanders have a 74.07% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
New York at Nashville, Tuesday, November 12th
Montreal at Tampa Bay, Tuesday, November 12th