Money Line: -152.00 Pittsburgh (Home)
The Montreal Canadiens have been rumored to be more motivated by a chance to get the #1 overall draft pick than they are to actually compete here in these playoffs. An early exit would give them an opportunity to pick French Canadian forward Alexis Lafreniere. While it's only a rumor, it has been supported by mainstream media personalities such as Elliotte Friedman. They don't match up well against Pittsburgh at the best of times, and really their only hope would be if Carey Price could carry the team on his back. It's been years since we've seen that kind of play from the Habs #1 goalie. I like Sid and the Pens here to sweep this qualifying series.