Today's featured FREE play comes from expert Art Aronson. Art had a superb 5-1 card last night highlighted by his 10* NHL winner on the Flyers. Art is coming into the weekend on a red hot 35-17 (67%) streak on the ice. Check out his expert analysis below.
NHL: Montreal vs New Jersey, March 16, 2013 - 7:00 PM
Capper: Art Aronson
Pick: Montreal Canadiens
This is a 1* free play on the Montreal Canadiens.
The Montreal Canadiens and New Jersey Devils have played together just once this season, and the Habs came away with the 4-3 win at home on January 27th. Montreal is 18-5-4 this year, and 9-2-2 on the road. Most recently the Canadiens are coming off a 4-3 OT win over Ottawa on Wednesday (Montreal is 5-2 this year when playing with two days of rest). New Jersey is 13-9-5, and 9-3-2 at home. It's coming off a 2-1 OT loss at Philadelphia last night (interestingly, New Jersey is just 4-5 this season in revenging a loss vs. an opponent). The Devils come in with weary legs and continue to struggle with consistency, while the Habs resume their balanced play at both ends of the ice (note that Montreal has scored at least three goals in eight straight games). Great line value on the hot and rested visiting side.
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