[email protected]: CAR ML
Andrei Svechnikov +0.5 Points
CAR @ Away: 1-0, ATS 1-0, OV 0-1, ATS Fav 1-0, Rec Fav 1-0
MTL @ Home: 0-2, ATS 0-2, OV 0-2, ATS Dog 1-0, Rec Dog 0-1
Tonight’s goalie matchup is expected to be Andersen and Allen. Andersen is 2-0 with a 2.5 GAA and a 92.6 SV%. Allen is 0-3 with a 3.05 GAA and a 88.5 SV%. This is not the team to be giving up goals to. CAR has averaged 4.5 goals in their 2 games. MTL took a step back in the off-season and on top of that they have 8 guys inactive tonight including Price and Weber. MTL has not looked good in any game and has struggled to score. They have only put up 3 goals in 4 games. With the players they lost and the players that are hurt there is a lot more pressure on Suzuki and Caufield to score and it is not going well! CAR is the better team in this game and short of them not showing up they will win this game easily. I expect this game to be close to hitting th OV and being a 4-1 or 5-2 type game. For today’s Player highlight we will look at Andrei Svechnikov. Svechnikov finished last season with 42 points and has started to show he is ready for the next step with this team. In the first two games of the season he has 3 goals and 1 assist. Look for Svechnikov to continue to help lead this team. I expect him to end up with at least 1 point tonight in this game. He has plenty of opportunities being on the second forward line and the 1st power play unit. It also helps that MTL has been shorthanded 8 times in 4 games.