Game: Washington Capitals (7) @ Montreal Canadiens (8)
Time: Thursday 12/03 7:35 PM Eastern
Pick: Game Total UNDER 5 (+122)
This is a clash of defensive powerhouse teams in the East! Washington is #5 in the NHL in goals allowed with a top 10 penalty killing unit. Washington is 11-5-1 UNDER the total on the road and 14-6-2 UNDER against the Eastern Conference. Montreal is a defensive-first team, third in the NHL in goals allowed, second in penalty killing. Goalie Mike Condon has played well with a 2-0-1 record and 1.92 GAA in three games since Carey Price was sidelined for a second time. He made 22 saves and Paul Byron and Max Pacioretty scored in a 2-1 win over Columbus on Tuesday. Montreal is 7-2-1 UNDER the total at home against a team with a road winning percentage of greater than .600. And when these foes clash the UNDER is 17-6-3, including 6-2 UNDER at Montreal. Play Washington/Montreal to finish UNDER.