Brian Gionta has three goals and two assists in the series and Michael Cammalleri had the Canadiens’ lone goal Saturday, tying him with Joe Pavelski of the Sharks for the lead in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with nine. Jaroslav Halak, who stopped 131 of 134 shots in the final three games of the comeback over Washington, has given up just six goals after getting pulled in Game 1. Montreal is getting thinner by the day on the blue line, with Hal Gill getting knocked out of Saturday’s game with a lower-body injury. The Penguins have a 16-11 road record since the start of the 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs and have clinched each of their last five series wins away from home, including Game 7 at Joe Louis Arena last year to win their third championship.
Pittsburgh Penguins vs Montreal Canadiens
When: Monday May 10, 2010 7:00 PM ET
Pick: Canadiens +155
The Montreal Canadiens play a must win game tonight, Monday May 10, as the Pittsburgh Penguins want to avoid a decisive Game 7 showdown. Be sure to get your 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Montreal Canadiens Game 6 Odds & Predictions in now at BETUS.com and receive a 10% Deposit Bonus and start winning today!
The Penguins are one win away, but they are up against a team that has great goaltending and a loud home crowd. The Canadiens have been outshot in 10 of their 12 playoff games, and are actually 0-2 when enjoying the advantage in shots
The Bottom Line: The Hab will force a Game 7.
Point-Spreads.com 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Montreal Canadiens Game 6 Odds & Predictions
The Canadiens are 3-0 when they face the possibility of elimination, after beating out the Capitals. Gonchar has two goals and four points against the Habs, while Letang’s fourth of the playoffs left him just one behind Crosby and Malkin for the team lead.Â Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury is coming off a 29-save performance in Game 5 and has stopped 72 of 76 shots over the last three games for a .947 SVPCT, he has an overall 7-4 record with a 2.52 GAA. But this time they are up against a much more experienced opponent that also happens to be the defending Stanley Cup champion. Be sure to get your 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Montreal Canadiens Game 6 Odds & Prediction in now at BETUS.com
Under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Under is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings in Montreal.
Penguins are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.
Penguins are 5-0 in their last 5 playoff games as a favorite of -151 to -200.
Penguins are 5-1 in their last 6 games as a road favorite of -151 to -200.
Penguins are 4-10 in their last 14 games following a win.
Recent Trends to Consider:
. The Pens arenâEUR(TM)t getting scoring from their usual top two superstars, Crosby and Malkin. Evgeni Malkin has been held to just one goal in this series while Crosby has no goals, three assists and just nine shots. But, their secondary is getting it done thanks to defensemen Sergei Gonchar and Kris Letang who contributed goals in Saturdays win. It’s questionable as to whether Gill will be able to play in Game 6 and if either Jaroslav Spacek (illness) or Andrei Markov (knee) could step in for him. The Pens won Game 5, 2-1 as -260 home favs and lead the series 3-2. NHL oddsmakers at BETUS.com have the Penguins as -175 moneyline road favorites over the Canadiens (+155) with the over/under set at 5.5 goals. Halak is 6-5 with a 2.40 GAA in these playoffs