Montreal needs two points and it needs the Columbus Blue Jackets to leave Alberta without a win.
Canadiens vs Flyers Betting Analysis
Montreal is coming off a 2-0 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night. The club is 1-4 straight up in their last five games, and the lone win came against the Detroit Red Wings in a game oddsmakers had Montreal listed as -350 home chalk.
The Canadiens find themselves three points back of the Blue Jackets for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and just three points ahead of Philly for ninth place.
The Under is 5-2 in the Habs’ last seven games and 39-30-3 on the season overall. The club is just 3-8 in its last 11 road games and 4-18 in its last 22 trips to the City of Brotherly Love.
The Flyers are coming off a 2-1 overtime win over Pittsburgh and they’re 18-8 in their last 26 games overall. Philadelphia is 10-1 in its last 11 games as the favourite and 4-0 in its last four games as home chalk. The Flyers are 5-1 in their last six games against the Canadiens.
The Habs are in a major scoring slump at an inopportune moment. They’ve scored just one goal in their last 120 minutes on the ice and they’re averaging 1.71 goals scored per game over their last seven contests.
Montreal has been among the league’s worst in goals per shot attempt but things are getting uglier in recent weeks. The Habs failed to score against the Blackhawks despite peppering the target with 48 shots.
The Flyers’ confidence should be sky-high entering Tuesday’s tilt. They nabbed to last-second goals to get past their in-state rivals on the weekend. James van Riemsdyk scored in the closing seconds of the third period to send the game into extra time and Sean Couturier snapped the winning goal with just 3.4 seconds left in overtime.
The best performer of the night was Philly goalie Carter Hart, who stopped 40 of 41 Pittsburgh shots. The rookie netminder seems to have cemented his place as the starter in his first game back from an ankle injury which kept him out of the lineup for the better part of three weeks.