Rangers vs. Canadiens Game 2 Pick
Will the Montreal Canadiens fall behind two games at home when they host the New York Rangers tonight at 7PM ET in Game 2 of the series?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Canadiens are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -150 to win, while the Rangers are getting a money line of +130 to win. The over/under total for the game is listed at 5 goals.
New York won the first game of the series on Wednesday, 2-0. It was the Rangers first win over Montreal this season in four tries. The Rangers are now 49-28-6 overall with a 28-12-2 record on the road. Montreal is 47-27-9 overall and 24-13-5 at home.
The Rangers were able to grab a win in the opener behind the play of Henrik Lundqvist. He made 31 saves in the game to earn the shutout. Carey Price stopped 29 of the 30 shots he faced, but that didn’t get the job done. Tanner Glass snuck one past Price midway through the first and that goal held up. Michael Grabner added an empty-net goal late in the game.
Getting a hot goaltender is a big part of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and the Rangers may have gotten the start of that on Wednesday. If New York can control the puck like it did, winning the turnover battle 15-21, it gives itself a great chance to steal another in Montreal tonight. The Rangers had the most road wins in the NHL this season, including more than Montreal had at home. Look for the Rangers to play well again tonight and take a 2-0 series lead.
NHL PLAYOFFS PREDICTION: NEW YORK RANGERS +130