Panthers vs Canadiens NHL Picks tonight 3/16
- Mar 16, 2023, 4:25:03 AM
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Welcome to KingPin.pro, your go-to source for NHL picks and parlays. Today, we dive deep into the matchup between the Montreal Canadiens and the Florida Panthers. With a plethora of injuries on both sides and the Panthers seeking redemption after their recent overtime loss, this game promises to be a nail-biter. Don't forget to download our iOS and Android app to stay updated with the latest NHL picks and predictions.
The Florida Panthers are coming off a thrilling 5-4 overtime loss to the Winnipeg Jets, thanks to Matthew Tkachuk's two-goal performance. Sitting fourth in the Atlantic Division with a 33-27-7 record, the Panthers have been impressive against their division rivals, boasting an 11-4-2 record. Their +two scoring differential (227 goals scored, 225 allowed) highlights their balanced play.
Key players such as Carter Verhaeghe (32 goals, 25 assists) and the in-form Matthew Tkachuk (3 goals, 9 assists in the last 10 games) will be instrumental in this matchup. The Panthers will need to rely on their offense to compensate for the absence of injured players Patric Hornqvist (upper-body) and Givani Smith (face).
The Montreal Canadiens are struggling this season, with a 27-35-6 overall record and a dismal 4-12-1 against the Atlantic Division. Their penalty minutes per game, ranking third in the league at 11.8, has been a significant concern. Despite these challenges, the Canadiens have some standout performers like Cole Caufield (26 goals, 10 assists) and Denis Gurianov (4 goals, 1 assist in the last 10 games).
Unfortunately for the Canadiens, injuries have plagued their roster. Christian Dvorak (lower body), Sean Monahan (foot), Brendan Gallagher (lower body), Carey Price (knee), and Cole Caufield (shoulder) are all out, leaving Montreal with a depleted lineup. The Canadiens will need to dig deep and find a way to overcome these absences if they hope to secure a victory.
Considering the Panthers' solid record against the Atlantic Division, the Canadiens' injury woes, and Florida's dynamic offense led by Verhaeghe and Tkachuk, we predict a victory for the Florida Panthers in this matchup.
Pick: Florida Panthers