Can the Panthers keep their preseason unbeaten record intact - or will they falter in Canada?

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Monday night the 3-0 Florida Panthers take on the Montreal Canadiens.  The Canadiens have split their first four preseason NHL games, where they hope to notch another victory at home in Montreal.

Montreal Canadiens take on Florida PanthersFlorida Panthers (3-0 Preseason)

This NHL betting matchup features the Panthers, one of several teams undefeated in the early preseason NHL schedule. 

Florida opened up the preseason by beating Carolina 4-1.  They then played their only home game in the preseason as of now, beating Boston 3-2 (SO).  Saturday Florida won at Boston by the same score, giving them a nice start to the preseason for this NHL matchup.

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Triston Grant and Marty Reasoner lead the team in points so far with three in the preseason.  An impressive stat line is that of David Booth, who has two goals in four shots, in just one game.

Expect some goals for the Panthers, who have found some offense in the often erratic play of the NHL preseason.  Be sure to check the totals for the over play here, which could be justified with Montreal's scores thus far as well.

Florida is coming off of an exciting win in a shootout, where Scott Clemmensen stop all three attempts.  Mike Santorelli and Cory Stillman scored in the shootout to capture the win in that NHL preseason betting matchup.

Montreal Canadiens (2-2)

Trying to establish some more offense, Montreal has scored 12 goals in their first four games.  This was a big problem for them last year and why they struggled to rise in the Northeast Division

Hosting the Panthers will signify the second consecutive home game in this 3-game stand.  They will follow with a matchup against Buffalo on Thursday.  Perhaps their last win against Minnesota (4-3) will give them some momentum at home.

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Against Minnesota the Canadiens caught fire in the second period.  Ryan White, Dustin Boyd, and Brendon Nash scored consecutively in that period to help clinch the win.  0-6 in power play opportunities, Montreal managed to win at their sold out arena.

For the preseason Tomas Plekanec and Josh Gorges lead the team with three points.  Plekanec has two goals, which also leads the team through their first four preseason NHL betting matchups.


It will be interesting to see if Montreal can manage another win at home in this NHL betting matchup, or if the Panthers will maintain their undefeated record.

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NHL lines and odds will be updated when/if available.  Betting and hockey enthusiasts alike, this matchup should be interesting to see as we make our way closer to the NHL betting season.