Canadiens entertain the Blues

06 December 2017 05:42:50 GMTPlus11

The Montreal Canadiens continue their home stand on Tuesday when the St. Louis Blues are the visitors to the Bell Centre.

Montreal has been a peculiar team all season, looking fairly atrocious with five and seven game losing streaks only to suddenly turn it around over the past five games. The winning streak has coincided with the return of Carey Price, who had missed 10 games through injury, but Price was also in net for six of the seven defeats in the early season swoon.

Regardless of the reasons the Canadiens will take it as they have moved up to third place in the Atlantic Division behind the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Saturday Montreal completed the back end of a home and home series with the Detroit Red Wings by routing the visitors 10-1. Paul Byron scored a hat trick and there were goals for Nicolas Deslauriers, Jacob De La Rose, Charles Hudson, Brendan Gallagher, Jordie Benn, Daniel Carr and Andrew Shaw in the one-sided affair.

The Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers and the New Jersey Devils will follow the Blues into town before Montreal heads out on an extended seven-game trip that will last through the end of the month.

Meanwhile down in Tampa the Lightning will entertain the New York Islanders at the Amalie Arena. Winners last time out over the San Jose Sharks, Tampa Bay leads the Maple Leafs by three points in the Division standings, but has played two games less than Toronto.

The Canadiens are 10001.00 to win the Stanley Cup and the Lightning are priced at 5000.00.

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