The division rival Montreal Canadiens and Buffalo Sabres are set to renew hostilities on Friday when they meet at HSBC Arena.
Odds aren’t yet posted for this game, so check back later for the opening line and total.
Roman Hamrlik had a goal and an assist to lead the Canadiens past the Penguins 4-2 on Tuesday night.
Montreal won as -165 home favorites as the teams pushed the 6-goal total listed by oddsmakers.
Thomas Vanek had a hat trick and the Sabres held the Maple Leafs to just 16 shots in a 5-0 win on Wednesday, as -200 favorites at home. The five goals went UNDER the posted over/under (6).
Drew Stafford and Tim Connolly pocketed a goal and an assist in that win.
Montreal most recently:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Toronto are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
Buffalo most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Toronto are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
A few trends to consider:
Montreal is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montreal’s last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Montreal’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montreal’s last 6 games
Buffalo is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo’s last 7 games when playing at home against Montreal
Buffalo is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games when playing at home against Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Buffalo’s last 12 games
Montreal home to Toronto, Saturday, February 7
Buffalo at Ottawa, Saturday, February 7