Ian Cameron Capping
NHL: 10* Ottawa +130 (9)
Montreal beat Ottawa 4-3 in a shootout last night in the first game of this home-and-home series and I like the Senators at an underdog price to return the favor tonight and snap their 3 game losing streak in the process. Ottawa is 6-4 on the second night of B2B games this season which is superior to Montreal's 7-6 record in this scenario and we may see a battle of backup goalies tonight after Carey Price faced Craig Anderson last night. The tentative starting goalie matchup tonight is Mike Condon for Ottawa against Al Montoya for Montreal. Condon has allowed only 2 goals in each of his last three starts while Montoya is trending in the opposite direction going 1-3 in his last 4 starts. Ottawa is 4-2 in the last 6 head-to-head meetings even after last night's loss to Montreal and the Senators are 3-1 in their last 4 trips to Montreal. Ottawa is 4-1 in their last 5 road games, 6-2 in their last 8 road games against a team with a winning home record and 5-2 in their last 7 games in the second game of a home-and-home situation. Montreal has struggled recently at the Bell Centre just 2-6 in their last 8 home games. Live dog here!