Ottawa vs Montreal Playoff Series Prediction

The Montreal Canadiens are among the favourites to win the Stanley Cup, but now they are running into a red-hot Ottawa Senators team that could prove a nightmare matchup in the first round. Get our take, along with our prediction for this playoff series here…

The Ottawa Senators are the hottest team in the NHL and have the distinction of being the only team in NHL history to reach the post-season after being 14 points out of a playoff spot. The Sens finished the regular season on a 15-3-2 run that included a dominating 5-2 win over Montreal at the Bell Centre on March 12.

The Sens have beaten Montreal in their last 3 head-to-head meeting this season, and the ‘Hamburgler’ Andrew Hammond is 8-0-1 lifetime against the Canadiens. By all accounts, this recent domination has given this Ottawa team confidence heading into this playoff series.

Many hockey experts feel that this series will be filled with low scoring games. When that is the case, it is better to go with the hot goalie, and in this case it is Andrew Hammond.

Prediction: Bet the Ottawa Senators to at (+143) odds that can be found online at Sports Interaction, who offer a 100% instant deposit bonus up to $125