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(2-2) New York Rangers vs. Montreal Canadiens (2-2)
2017 NHL Playoffs: Eastern Conference Quarter Finals Game 5
Date: Thursday April 20th
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Montreal – 145
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Montreal -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 4.5
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Game four went to the New York Rangers, as the team won a 2-1 effort in front of its home crowd. As the series heads back to Montreal, the Canadiens will look to regain the momentum and go up 3-2 in this first round.
New York Rangers
The scoring happened early in this one, as the Rangers’ Jesper Fast struck first on an unassisted goal.
After a Torrey Mitchell goal that tied the game, Rick Nash scored his second of the playoffs in the second period and that was your game winner.
The third period was an all-around battle, one that didn’t have a single goal. The Rangers will look to get the lead early and control the game late in order to get another win.
Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist had another stellar game, surrendering just a single goal on 24 shots faced. He ended up with a .958 save percentage.
Montreal was able to eliminate most of the penalties that hurt the team in game three, but wasn’t able to capitalize on scoring chances. The team had just 24 shots on goal, scoring once on Torrey Mitchell’s first goal of the playoffs.
Once again, captain Max Pacioretty wasn’t able to find the back of the net. He tallied just two shots in 20:45 of ice time. Pacioretty has to get going in order to help the Canadiens win this series.
You couldn’t have asked for much better from starting goaltender Carey Price. He faced 32 shots, surrendering just two goals, and ended up with a .938 save percentage.
Price hasn’t been the issue in this series by any means.
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 tied up the series on Tuesday night, winning a close 2-1 game. Heading back to Montreal, I like the Canadiens to retake the lead in this series.
4* Free NHL Game 5 Betting Pick: OVER 4.5
The total line is extremely low in this one, considering three of the four games in this series have had less than five total goals. However, I like the OVER in this one, as it should end up with at least five goals.
Game 5 NHL Free Score Prediction: New York 2 – Montreal 3
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