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Habs, Panthers battle on NHL lines

The Florida Panthers are doing what no one expected them to do this season, and that is win hockey games. Florida will have to fend off the Montreal Canadiens on New Year’s Eve in NHL betting action at the BankAtlantic Center.

Southeast-leading Florida will be a home favorite in this contest, especially with their solid record in their own arena. The Panthers clawed their way past Montreal 2-1 earlier this season on the road.

The Canadiens have struggled since the beginning of the year with injuries and conflicts off the ice, but knowing they have defeated the Panthers in three of the last four head-to-head might give them reason for optimism.

Six of the last eight meetings between these teams have made winners of UNDER bettors in totals betting at 5Dimes.

In a later NHL betting matchup it’s the Boston Bruins in the Lone Star State to take on the Dalllas Stars. Boston is riding a seven-game winning streak and it had them sitting in first place in the Eastern Conference standings as of Thursday night.

Dallas has been strong at home this season, but the Bruins have ripped apart the NHL since starting the season 3-7. This should turn out to be an interesting betting matchup that could see close to an even split on the NHL betting lines at 5Dimes. Boston has won three straight head-to-head.

Calgary and Nashville will draw plenty of wagers on New Year's Day as the only NHL betting matchup on the menu at 5Dimes. This will be the fourth head-to-head meeting between the Flames and Predators this season with Nashville winning two of three contests.

All three meetings this year between these teams have sent UNDER bettors to the payout window in totals betting.