Florida Panthers vs Montreal Canadiens 1-19-2023

Florida Panthers vs Montreal Canadiens 1/19/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Florida Panthers vs Montreal Canadiens 1/19/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


This Thursday, the NHL action on the ice will get underway with a clash between the Florida Panthers (21-20-5) and the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre in Montreal, QC.


The President’s Trophy champions the Florida team failed to gain a playoff spot even after finishing half of the season’s tour.


The Panthers still have their chance to snatch the final wildcard slot in the Eastern Conference with just three points behind after compiling a total of 47 points through 46 games played this season.


LW Matthew Tkachuk will be the key to Florida’s success with his records of 56 points, 22 goals, and 34 assists with a total of 67 penalty minutes on the year.


The Florida Panthers enter this match-up with a 3-2 record in their last five contests played following a stressful 4-5 road loss in overtime to the Toronto Maple Leafs on January 17.


The Panthers gained a 4-2 lead at the start of the second period but allowed the Maple Leafs to score three unanswered goals including one goal in the overtime period resulting in their 4-5 defeat last game out.


Center Carter Verhaeghe started the game with his 21st goal of the season on an assist from Defenseman Aaron Ekblad in the losing effort.  


The Florida Panthers are 5-1 straight up in their last 6 outings played while the totals went UNDER in 5 of Florida’s last 7 road matches.


The Panthers are 1-4 SU in their last 5 contests when playing on the road versus Montreal and 3-6 straight up in their last 9 games played versus a rival from the Eastern Conference.


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Florida Panthers vs Montreal Canadiens Predictions 1/19/2023


The Montreal Canadiens will continue a homestand and look for their third straight win by hosting the Florida Panthers on Thursday evening.


Montreal improved their overall record to 19-23-3 and a 10-11-0 home record with 41 points earned for the year.


However, the Canadiens will be playing their remaining games without their 2022 1st overall draft pick who will be sidelined due to an unspecified injury.


Montreal left-wingman Juraj Slafkovsky has been playing slow for Montreal this season tallying only 4 goals, 6 assists, and 10 points after finishing 39 contests this season. 


The Montreal Canadiens had definitely lost their opportunity to play in the postseason games but the bright side here is that the Canadiens gain a big chance of acquiring the services of the Canadian Phenom Connor Bedard this coming 2023 NHL Draft.


Montreal currently earned 26th place in the entire NHL ranking at 19-23-3 after playing for 45 games this season. The totals went UNDER in 4 of Montreal’s last 5 games and the Canadiens are 5-12 straight up in their last 17 matches played.


The totals went OVER in 5 of Montreal’s last 5 outings played versus Florida and also went UNDER in 4 of the Canadiens’ last 6 home contests.


Florida Panthers vs. Montreal Canadiens. The NHL Pick for this contest is Florida -250. This will be a big mismatch between these teams as the Panthers will be playing with still a chance to be in the postseason competition against the Canadiens who lost even acquiring a wildcard chance this year.


Look for Florida to dominate this match on the road with a 10-14-2 record. The prediction: Florida Panthers will win 5-2. 


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Florida Panthers vs Montreal Canadiens 1/19/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

NHL Starting Time: 7:00 PM ET


Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC


Date: Thursday, January 19, 2023




NHL Odds/Point Spread: Florida Panthers -250


NHL Totals: 6.0


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