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(34-23-7) Montreal Canadiens vs. New York Rangers (27-26-8)
Date: Friday March 1, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Madison Square Garden in New York City
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Rangers -110
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 6
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The New York Rangers fell in their second straight overtime matchup in as many games as they fell to the Tampa Bay Lightening at home in their last outing. With the loss, the Rangers have dropped three of their last four games while also being defeated in three of their last five games at MSG.
The Montreal Canadiens halted a two-game skid in their last outing versus the Detroit Red Wings as they posted eight goals in the contest. On the other hand, their defense, which had allowed eight goals in two games leading up to this matchup, allowed just one goal to a struggling Red Wings squad.
Tomas Tatar got the scoring started for the Canadiens versus the Red Wings as he scored his 22nd goal on the season along with his fourth in five games, overall. On the other hand, Andrew Shaw along with Max Domi had three along with two goals in the victory as they certainly increased their level of play in the contest.
However, the Canadiens have lost six of ten games, overall, and badly in need in stringing some wins together at this point in the season. They are currently sitting comfortably within fourth place within the Atlantic division while also seeking to make some headway in catching the Toronto maple Leafs.
In their last outing, Montreal jumped out on the Rangers early in accumulating a 4-1 lead heading into the final period. For the game, Shea Weaver along with Atturi Lehkonen each had two goals each in the victory while Totar ended the scoring with a late goal in the third period.
New York Rangers
Jimmy Vessey scored for the Rangers in this meeting while Ryan Strome also scored on a power play goal in the losing effort. Vessey also scored in their last outing versus the Tampa Bay Lightening in losing fashion as the Rangers were edged in the end by a single goal.
After going down 2-0 in the first period, the Rangers were able to go into the third period in a 3-all tie thanks to goals by Vessey, Mika Zabinajad, along with Boo Nieves. However, Victory Hedman scored at the 3:25 mark of the final period in which to seal the victory for the Lightening.
The loss marked the fourth loss in their last five defeats, that they were edge by a single goal. Nonetheless, the Rangers will look to right their ship in this matchup versus Montreal. However, they are ranked in the bottom tier of teams as it relates to both offensive and defensive categories.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Favorite is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings.
- Home team is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings.
- Canadiens are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in New York.
- Under is 21-8-6 in the last 35 meetings in New York.
- Under is 19-9-7 in the last 35 meetings.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Montreal
I will look for Montreal to come out with a victory in this matchup as the Rangers have struggled much at home and one the road lately as well as throughout the season. With that being the case, Montreal will edge out a slim victory by a 4-2 score as they will begin to take control of the game late en route to their second straight win, overall.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Canadiens 4 – Rangers 2
As stated, the Rangers have remained competitive lately; However, they simply cannot stay composed throughout the duration of contests in which to pick up victories. It is for this reason that I find more value in backing the Canadiens in this instance.
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