|2014 NHL Eastern Conference Finals Game 1 Odds for Saturday, May 17|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Saturday, 17 May 2014 05:00|
Rangers vs. Canadiens Game 1 Odds
MONTREAL, ON (TheSpread) – The Eastern Conference Finals begin play this afternoon. Here is a breakdown of the opening game in this series.
Today’s Game 1 has the Montreal Canadiens hosting the New York Rangers at 1PM ET. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Canadiens are the slim favorite at home, as they have odds of -120 to win, while the Rangers have a money line of +100 to prevail. The over/under total for this game has been set at 5 goals.
These two teams met three times during the regular season, with Montreal winning two of the three meetings. The Under was the name of the game when these two met, as they scored just four goals combined in all three meetings while at least one team being shutout in all three games. Montreal has won seven of its last nine against New York and the two have scored five goals or less in nine straight games.