New York Rangers vs Montreal Canadiens: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes
How to Watch Rangers vs Canadiens
Where: Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada
When: Saturday, November 23rd at 7:00 PM EST
How (TV/Radio): Montreal TV/Radio: TSN2, TSN 690. New York TV/Radio: MSG, ESPN 98.7 FM.
New York Rangers
New York is one of eight teams in the east with a negative goal-differential as they’ve scored 60 goals this season against the 66 they’ve allowed.
The Rangers are 6-6-1 against teams from the Eastern Conference but only have 18 points through 18 games.
The Rangers are sitting at +5000 to take the East and +10000 to win the Stanley Cup.
Montreal has been playing well, posting 26 points in their first 21 games of 2019-20.
The Canadiens are 6-3-1 at home this season, posting 13 out of a possible 20 points from their home games.
Montreal stands at +3000 to take the Eastern Conference and +6000 to win the Stanley Cup.
New York Rangers: Alexandar Georgiev (4-4-1, 3.22 goals allowed)
With the Rangers on the second game of a back-to-back, it is likely that Georgiev gets the call over starting goalie Henrik Lundqvist.
- Georgiev has allowed five goals twice in his four appearances in November.
- For the month of November, Georgiev has posted an 88.4% save percentage, allowing 14 goals over the four games.
- Georgiev has won three of his last four starts for the Rangers this season.
Montreal Canadiens: Carey Price (10-5-2, 2.75 goals allowed)
Price has been solid between the pipes for Montreal, posting 10 wins in 17 appearances with a 91.1% save percentage.
- The Montreal goalie is 11th in home goals allowed in the league, surrendering 2.57 per contest.
- At home, Price is ranked 13th in the NHL in save percentage with a mark of 90.7%.
- Price is one of six goalies in the NHL with ten victories on the season.
Stats to Watch
New York Rangers
The Rangers goal differential on the road this season is minus-1 per game as the team is scoring 2.86, but allowing 3.86 goals per game.
- New York’s power play defense is killing man-down situations at just 62.5% this month, the worst in the league.
- The Rangers have allowed the most power play goals in the NHL in November with 12.
- Leading scorer Mika Zibanejad has not played in a game since October 27th as he deals with an upper body injury, although he could play this weekend.
In November, Montreal has scored 2.88 goals per contest, good for 18th in the NHL, but they are allowing 3.25 per game this month for a -0.38 goal differential.
- At home. Montreal’s attack has produced 34.9 shots per game, good for 7th best in the NHL.
- Montreal’s power play has been anemic in November, scoring just three goals in 23 chances.
- The Canadiens placed Jonathan Drouin on the injury reserve after the center had wrist surgery last Monday.
Last Five Games
New York Rangers
- New York has upped their offensive attack, scoring 3.38 goals per game in November, good for 11th in the NHL over that time frame.
- The Rangers are scoring more but shooting less, averaging 28.9 shots per game this month.
- New York has scored four goals just twice in their seven road games this season.
- After winning three straight games, Montreal has lost their last two by a combined score of 9-5.
- The Canadiens have won four of their last five home games this season.
- The Canadiens will play New York on two days of rest as the second game of a five-game homestand.
New York Rangers vs Montreal Canadiens – Game Odds
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