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2017 NHL Playoffs: Eastern Conference Quarter Finals Game 1
Date: Wednesday April 12th
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Montreal – 134
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Montreal -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 5
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Game 1 of the Eastern Conference playoffs kicks off with the New York Rangers heading to Montreal to take on the Canadiens.
The Rangers lost all three matchups against Montreal in the regular season, so the Canadiens definitely have a mental advantage heading into this series.
New York Rangers
The New York Rangers had a solid season overall, finishing with 102 points in the very tough Metropolitan Division. The team easily got the top Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference and will look to beat a Montreal team that they didn’t beat all season.
The offense will be a huge factor for the Rangers, a team that was 4th in the NHL this season in goal-scoring. If the Rangers can’t capitalize on chances in the offensive zone, this will be a quick series.
Look for the team’s four 20-plus goal scorers to carry the offense. Chris Kreider (28 goals), Michael Grabner (27 goals), Rick Nash (23 goals), and J.T. Miller (22 goals) will be needed to win this series.
Montreal won all three matchups against the Rangers this season in convincing fashion. The entire season was a success for the Canadiens, who finished 1st in the Atlantic Division with 103 points and 47 wins.
The defense will be key for Montreal and it will be necessary to stifle the top skaters for New York in order to win. The Canadiens finished 3rd in the NHL in goals against, giving up just 2.44 goals per game.
Offensively, a lot of the pressure falls on captain and leading scorer Max Pacioretty. Pacioretty finished with 35 goals and 32 assists this season.
NHL Betting Trends:
- New York is 0-5 ATS in the last five games
- The UNDER is 4-1 in Montreal’s last five games
Free New York Rangers vs. Montreal Canadiens NHL Playoff Prediction:
New York didn’t finish the season in great fashion, losing five of its last eight games. The team didn’t instill a great deal of confidence heading into this first round, but Montreal certainly did. I like the Canadiens to take game 1 at home.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Montreal -134
Montreal finished the season strong, winning six of the last eight games. I like the Canadiens to continue this trend of winning in game 1 against New York. The Montreal money line is a good pick here.
NHL Free Score Prediction: New York 2 – Montreal 3
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