Montreal Canadiens vs New York Rangers Hockey Prediction 3-4-17
On Saturday, New York Rangers will host Montreal Canadiens in their third game of the season. Previously, the Canadiens won both games. The team first won the first game at home 5-4 and also won the second one in New York 3-2.
Moreover, both teams are currently in the playoffs, and both are also very close in the Eastern Conference, where the Rangers sit fourth while the Canadiens are fifth with four points short.
It’s also important to say that both teams also performed well lately. The Rangers produced three victories in last five games while the Canadiens recorded four straight wins.
New York has won their last game 2-1 in Boston while the Canadiens won 2-1 at home against Nashville Predators. Going back into the last game, the Rangers closed out their victory in the final period when Buchnevich and Lindberg scored two goals. Brad Marchand only managed to cut the lead in half.
In Montreal’s game, the Canadiens were down 1-0, but the team managed to score two goals in the 3rd period. Brendan Gallagher first scored and Paul Byron scored the winning goal with nine seconds remaining in the regulation.
NHL Starting Goalies Tonight
Carey Price is 28-16-5 supporting 2.34 goals against average and a .921 save percentage.
Henrik Lundqvist is 29-16-2 this season supporting .913 save percentage and 2.63 goals against average.
Recent Betting Trends
- Canadiens are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Rangers are 10-4 in their last 14 overall.
- Under is 6-2-1 in Canadiens last 9 games following a win.
- Under is 5-0 in Rangers last 5 vs. Atlantic.
Free NHL Betting Pick: Montreal Canadiens
The Rangers after three straight losses on the home ice would like to improve their performance and results. They know they will face a very dangerous, fast, and on the road well playing team from Montreal. The Canadiens won four from their last five games on the road. Final game prediction, the Canadiens will win close 2-1 over the Rangers. This is not an official pick, it has no rating and it will not be documented.
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