NHL Free Pick – Wednesday, January 15

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The Montreal Canadiens host the Chicago Blackhawks at the Bell Centre in our NHL free pick for Wednesday. The Canadiens will look to add another win to their tally and extend their winning streak to three. On the other hand, the Blackhawks will make a short trip to Montreal following last night’s 3-2 comeback win against the Senators. Before we get into our NHL free pick for tonight’s match, we would like to remind our readers that our NHL picks are now available for purchase. You can get all of today’s picks for only $5.

Montreal Canadiens vs Chicago Blackhawks

Wednesday, January 15 – 19:30 EST – Bell Centre

The Montreal Canadiens have bounced back from their eight game losing streak with two consecutive wins. They will need to continue down this path if they are to erase the deficit they have created in the past couple of weeks. Despite not scoring much, the Canadiens have been playing better defensively, which is something they haven’t done much this season. Montreal is 9-11-4 when playing at the Bell Centre. Offensively, they are scoring 2.79 goals per game on average at home, ranking 25th in the league. Defensively, they are conceding 3.13 goals per game, ranking 22nd in the league. Tomas Tatar leads the team in points with 39 in 47 games. Charlie Lindgren (0-2-0, GAA: 3.08) will be starting in goal.

On the other hand, the Chicago Blackhawks have also won two consecutive matches including last night’s overtime win in Ottawa. Just like the Canadiens, the Blackhawks will need to win as many games as possible from now on until the end of the season if they are to qualify for the playoffs. Chicago is inconsistent on the road as they hold a 10-9-3 record this season. Offensively, they are averaging 3 goals per game on their travels, ranking 13th in the league. Defensively, they concede 3.36 goals per game, ranking 18th in the league. Patrick Kane is the man to watch for the Blackhawks. He ranks 9th in the league for most points with 59 in 47 games. Corey Crawford (7-13-2, GAA: 3.09) is expected to start in goal.

OUR PICK: MONTREAL CANADIENS MONEY LINE

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