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Montreal Canadiens Odds
The Montreal Canadiens will need to solve Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday if they wish to stave off elimination in Game 5 of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference first-round series in Toronto. After chasing Hart in a 5-0 romp in Game 2, the Canadiens have been blanked in back-to-back outings to face a 3-1 series deficit.
Carey Price has been done in by the lack of offensive support despite turning aside 39 of 42 shots in the past two games, including 20 saves Tuesday in a 2-0 setback.
Tomas Tatar, who shared the team lead in goals (22) with Brendan Gallagher during the regular season, was held without a shot on net in Game 4. Gallagher, meanwhile, has yet to find the goal this postseason despite registering 34 shots on net.
Philadelphia Flyers Odds
The Philadelphia Flyers look to ride the momentum of back-to-back shutouts into Game 5 of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference first-round series against the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday in Toronto.
Philadelphia owns a 3-1 series lead despite being outscored 6-5 in the four games. Carter Hart, 22, followed up his 23-save performance in a 1-0 win on Sunday by turning aside all 29 shots he faced two days later in a 2-0 victory to become the second youngest NHL goaltender to record consecutive playoff shutouts (Harry Lumley, 1945 Red Wings).
Michael Raffl scored for the second time in his past three games played for the Flyers, who failed on all three opportunities with the power play to drop to 1-for-28 in the postseason.