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Ottawa SenatorsMontreal Canadiens
May 3, 7:00 PM | Bell Centre

Ottawa Senators vs Montreal Canadiens Odds

25-17-6TEAM RECORD29-14-5

The Montreal Canadiens look to avenge their Game 1 loss and loss of Lars Eller in Game 2 of their series against the Ottawa Senators Friday.

Eller's face was destroyed with a check but the Habs could not punish the Senators with power play goals and Ottawa took Game 1 with a 4-2 victory. They play tonight again with no rest for either team. Watch for opening NHL odds on this one later this morning.

Montreal battles the Senators, currently with a 25-17-6 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 25-22-1 for the Canadiens and 11-30-7 for the Senators.

View Ottawa vs Montreal Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 3-ranked Canadiens and the No. 11-rated Senators in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Montreal's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 3.1 goals per game, against a Senators defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.2 goals allowed. The Canadiens power play is averaging 20.7% while the Senators defense kills off 88% of their penalties.

The Senators were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Canadiens. That made winners of bettors who got Ottawa at +127 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

Ottawa Senators Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Montreal are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Ottawa are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Senators at Canadiens trends to consider:
Ottawa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Ottawa's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ottawa's last 7 games on the road
Ottawa is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
Montreal is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Ottawa
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Montreal's last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Montreal's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montreal's last 6 games when playing Ottawa

Next up:
Ottawa home to Montreal, Sunday, May 5