Montreal Canadiens vs New York Rangers: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes
How to Watch
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
When: Friday, December 6th at 7:00 PM EST
How (TV/Radio): Montreal TV/Radio: TSN2, TSN 690. New York TV/Radio: MSG, ESPN 98.7 FM.
Montreal broke an eight-game losing streak with a 4-2 home win over the New York Islanders on Tuesday.
The Canadiens are 5-4-3 on the road this season, posting 13 out of a possible 22 points away from Bell Centre.
Montreal stands at +5000 to claim the Eastern Conference and +10000 to take the Stanley Cup.
New York Rangers
New York are just two points away from 8th place in the East after winning four of their last six games.
The Rangers are 8-5-2 at home and are in the top 15 in the NHL in scoring at their home, Madison Square Garden.
The Rangers stands at +5000 to take the Eastern Conference and +10000 to win the Stanley Cup.
Montreal Canadiens: Carey Price (11-9-3, 3.13 goals allowed)
Price is tied for 8th in the NHL among goalies with 11 wins on the season.
- The Montreal goalie is 27th in the league in road goals allowed (2.96 GAA), surrendering 27 in 9 games away from Bell Centre.
- On the road, Price is ranked 23rd in the NHL in save percentage with a respectable 91.5% mark.
- Price is ranked 11th in the NHL with ten victories on the season among qualified goalies.
New York Rangers: Henrik Lundqvist (7-6-2, 3.21 goals allowed)
Lundqvist is tied for 26th in the NHL in wins with seven but ranks 43rd in the league with a home GAA of 2.91 on the year.
- At home, Lundqvist is 6-3-1, allowing 2.91 GAA with a 91.9% save percentage.
- Lundqvist is 3-2-1 in his last six starts for the Rangers, allowing three goals or more, four times over that stretch.
- Despite his rocky season thus far, Lundqvist has a 91% save percentage for the year.
Stats to Watch
On the road, Montreal has scored 3.33 goals per game, good for 4th best in the NHL, but they are allowing 3.42 goals when visiting for a -0.08 goal differential.
- Montreal’s offensive attack produces 32.4 shots per road game, 7th best in the NHL for the season.
- Montreal’s power play on the road has scored 6 goals in 30 chances this season for a 20% success rate, one of just nine teams in the NHL to post that mark.
- The Canadiens placed defenseman Victor Mete on the injury reserve with a bad ankle. He expects to be out two weeks minimum with the injury.
New York Rangers
The Rangers’ attack is producing 30 shots per home game this season, ranking them a paltry 25th in the NHL.
- New York are scoring 3.4 goals per home game despite averaging just the 30 shots per game at MSG.
- The Rangers rank 11th in the league in home power-play efficiency, scoring on 23.6% of all man-advantage opportunities at MSG.
- Marc Staal continues to be day-to-day with an infection and has not played since November 7th for the Rangers.
Last Five Games
- After being one of the best teams in the NHL over the first six weeks, Montreal lost eight of their last nine games, posting just six points out of a possible 18.
- The Canadiens have lost four of their last five games on the road, by the combined score of 17-11.
- The Canadiens have lost two straight on the road and their last road win came on November 15th in a 5-2 win over Washington.
New York Rangers
- New York had won four straight home games before their 4-1 loss to Vegas on Monday.
- The Rangers have won four of their last six games, outscoring opponents 19-16 over that span.
- New York defeated Montreal on November 23rd, by the score of 6-5 in regulation.
Montreal Canadiens vs New York Rangers Game Odds
|Sportsbook||MON Canadiens||NY Rangers|