Boston Bruins at Montreal Canadiens 3/21/22 - NHL Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 03/20/2022 at 10:06 PM ET

The Boston Bruins look for a second consecutive victory on Monday when visiting the Montreal Canadiens. Boston is fourth in the Atlantic division at 38-19-5 with 81 points and nine points behind the first-place Florida Panthers. The Bruins are seventh in the Eastern Conference standings, two points behind the fifth place Toronto Maple Leafs. Boston defeated the Winnipeg Jets 4-2 on Friday in their most recent outing.

David Pastrnak is the leading goal scorer for Boston with 33 and the leader in points with 61, while Brad Marchand is the leader in assists with 35. In goal, Linus Ullmark is 19-9-2 with a goals-against average of 2.72 and save percentage of .909. Boston is scoring an average of 3.00 goals per game and allowing an average of 2.66 goals per game. Boston's power play scores 24.7% of the time and its penalty-kill unit is successful 81.7% of the time.

Montreal looks for its second consecutive victory on Monday when hosting Boston. Montreal is last in the Atlantic division at 17-36-9 with 43 points and well out of playoff contention. The Canadiens defeated the Ottawa Senators 5-1 on Saturday. The victory snapped a two-game losing streak for Montreal but the Canadians have lost four out of the last six.

Nick Suzuki is leading Montreal in goals scored with 17, assists with 29 and points with 46. In goal, Sam Montembeault is 7-13-5 with a goals-against average of 3.71, save percentage of .894 and one shutout. Montreal scores an average of 2.52 goals per game and allows an average of 3.77 goals per game. Montreal’s power play scores 13.8% of the time and its penalty-kill unit is successful 74.0% of the time.

Montreal has had a disappointing season, as the Canadians are last in the Atlantic division and well out of playoff contention. In contrast, Boston is seventh in the Eastern Conference standings but only two points behind the fifth-place Toronto Maple Leafs. Boston has won 13 of the last 16 versus Montreal and six out the last seven played on Montreal's home ice. Final Score Prediction, Boston Bruins win 4-1.

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