Stephen Nover's NHL Friday Destroyer
Montreal vs. San Jose,
12/02/2016 22:30 EDT,
Score: 1 - 2
Total: -104/+5 Under
Martin Jones is proving to be a big-time goalie for San Jose. He's having an excellent season. Montreal has the best goalie in the NHL in Carey Price, who unlike last season is healthy and putting up monster numbers leading the NHL in save percentage. Price has allowed just four goals in his last three starts. He should be strong for this matchup since the Canadiens have been idle since Tuesday.
So there are not going to be any cheap goals scored here, a key in going under 5.
Montreal's scoring has been going down. The Canadiens are averaging just two goals per game during their last five games. Montreal is now averaging less than three goals per game for the first time this season. The Canadiens also do not have a good history in San Jose having lost the last nine times there.
San Jose has scored two goals or fewer in six of its last nine games. The Sharks are 14-4-6 to the under in their last 24 home games. The under has cashed five of the last six times in this series.