Montreal 1 @ Tampa Bay 5 | 06/29 | 12:00 AM UTC
Tampa Bay -196
ANALYSIS: Fairly big COVID news in that Montreal's Joel Armia is in protocols and didn't travel with the team to Tampa. Technically, he hasn't been ruled out of Game 1 yet but hard to see how he plays. Armia has eight points in these playoffs and is plus-4; he's a big part of the team's penalty kill. (Montreal coach Dominique Ducharme remains out in protocols.) I was leaning Tampa regardless but this somewhat helps justify the big price. The Habs have dropped their past six in Tampa, although they didn't play this season.