This is a 1* free play on the under between the Montreal Canadiens and Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night (7:05 EST).
These teams have played against each other just once so far this year, and Pittsburgh would hold on to win 7-6 in a barn-burner in Montreal on March 2nd. I simply expect these division leaders to play a much tighter game in the second matchup, and for these starting goaltenders to be a lot sharper between the pipes. The Habs are 20-6-5 overall, and 11-2-2 on the road, but are coming off a 2-1 loss at Buffalo on Saturday: "We have to find ways to be resilient, even when things maybe aren't going our way," Montreal defenseman Josh Gorges assessed to reporters yesterday. "We can't get down 2-0 and hope to climb back every time." Pittsburgh is 25-8-0 overall and is 12-4-0 at home. The Penguins have won 12 straight, including a 2-1 victory over Philadelphia on Sunday. Montreal goaltender Carey Price has been key in his team's success this year, while Pittsburgh netminder Marc-Andre Fleury has a minuscule 0.74 GAA over his last four starts. I believe the table is set for a hard-hitting, scrappy, and low-scoring game. Consider a look at the under.