Canadiens vs Penguins Prediction & 2020 NHL Qualifying Round Series Preview

If there was an NHL team award for perseverance, the Penguins would most certainly be a contender for that honor this season. Key players including Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Jake Guentzel and Kris Letang all missed considerable time due to injury this season. 
 
Bet on Montreal Canadiens-Pittsburgh Penguins with free bets bonuses and good NHL odds in Pennsylvania, NJ and other U.S. states with legal sportsbooks: codes and promos under this prediction. 
 
PA Betrivers - $250 Bonus
Get Bonus

Canadiens vs Penguins Betting Preview

Despite the many maladies, the Penguins were situated in the league’s top-10 in top-10 team in offense and penalty killing, and not far beyond that area in terms of defensive digits. As well, Pittsburgh put up positive possession numbers.

Oddly enough, as the Pens got healthier in late February, the team went into a skid and slid out of top spot in the Metropolitan Division. A major concern for Pittsburgh is in the net. Two-time Stanley Cup winner Matt Murray’s play has proven inconsistent this season. Will Pittsburgh stick with experience, or go with rookie Tristan Jarry, who’s put up better stats and was selected to the NHL All-Star Game?

This is the one area where Montreal boasts a significant edge over Pittsburgh. The Canadiens know that former Hart and Vezina Trophy winner Carey Price will be in their net. He’s the type of goalie who can get into shooter’s heads, and in a five-game series, that could prove huge. And the fact of the matter is Price will need to be exactly that good if the Habs hope to advance.

Shea Weber and Jeff Petry are a solid 1-2 punch on defense but Montreal’s issue is scoring at the other end of the ice. The Canadiens show just two 20-goal scorers and one 50-point player in their lineup. Montreal was 22nd in the NHL on the power play. 

Montreal Canadiens-Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction

Both Canadiens and Penguins enter the bubble with concerns. Crosby’s been out with an undisclosed ailment but indicated he expects to be back on the ice when the team arrives in Toronto. Montreal forward Max Domi was late in joining his teammates at training camp. A Type 1 diabetic, there are concerns about COVID-19 and Domi’s immune system.

The Penguins won two of three from Montreal in the regular season and should come out on top again.

Montreal Canadiens-Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Pick: Pittsburgh Penguins (-195 odds at BetRivers PA App).

Website
Bonus
Rating
Promo / Sign Up
Get up to $5,000 in risk free bets!
William Hill (Caesars Sportsbook)
4.6 rating
Read Review
Get up to $5,000 in risk free bets!
William Hill (Caesars Sportsbook)
4.6 rating
Read Review
GET BONUS!
$500 Match Deposit
bet365 Sports
4.0 rating
Read Review
$500 Match Deposit
bet365 Sports
4.0 rating
Read Review
VISIT BET365
$250 Bonus + No Deposit for Casino. Affiliate Code: SUGARGAMBLER
SugarHouse
4.5 rating
Read Review
$250 Bonus + No Deposit for Casino. Affiliate Code: SUGARGAMBLER
SugarHouse
4.5 rating
Read Review
GET BONUS!
$250 Match Deposit Bonus
BetRivers PA
3.8 rating
Read Review
$250 Match Deposit Bonus
BetRivers PA
3.8 rating
Read Review
VISIT BETRIVERS
Risk Free Bet up to $1000
BetMGM CO
4.5 rating
Read Review
Risk Free Bet up to $1000
BetMGM CO
4.5 rating
Read Review
VISIT BETMGM
up to $250 Deposit Bonus
Betrivers Illinois
4.9 rating
Read Review
up to $250 Deposit Bonus
Betrivers Illinois
4.9 rating
Read Review
GET BONUS!

Total
0
Shares

Free Offers, Special Bonuses & Betting Insights

 We send you special offers, bonus codes and betting insights. U.S. ONLY. MUST BE 21+.

Aweber Logo