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Rangers Looking To Build On Stellar Game 4 Performance

The New York Rangers-Montreal Canadiens series has been one of peaks and valleys. A back-and-forth battle of attack and survival that has the Eastern Conference rivals knotted up at two games apiece. The Rangers are coming off their most complete performance of the postseason in Game 4 and will look to continue that play when the series shifts back to Montreal on Thursday.

Shark Bites
  • The Rangers are 5-14 SU in their last 19 games on the road against the Canadiens.
  • The favored team is 1-4 SU in the last 5 games between the Canadiens and Rangers.
  • The visiting team is 8-1 against the puckline in the last 9 games between the Canadiens and Rangers.

If there is still one area the Rangers need to desperately improve to get past the Habs, it’s their power play. New York has gone 0-for-12 with just 11 shots on the man advantage during the series. It isn’t any one player’s fault but Chris Kreider, who led the Rangers in PPG this season, has yet to register a single shot with the man advantage.

If the Canadiens want to take the edge in this series, they need to find some offensive consistency. Seven different Montreal skaters have scored a goal so far this series, only Alexander Radulov has scored more than one, and the likes of Max Pacioretty and Brendan Gallagher have yet to find the back of the net. Getting Pacioretty going is vital, as Montreal went 21-4 SU when the winger scored this year (postseason included) compared to 28-33 SU when he didn’t.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The New York Rangers were listed as 131 underdogs on the NHL hockey moneyline earlier at Bet365. The over under total was set at 4.5 before betting started earlier on Thursday at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Rangers to win this game 3.2-2.3. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

New York Rangers vs Montreal Canadiens Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Montreal Canadiens are 49-28-9 overall while the New York Rangers are 50-29-7. As for the totals, Montreal is 30-41-15 on the OU, and New York is 41-39-6. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Montreal vs New York injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 15 (Montreal Canadiens) and the No. 12 (New York Rangers) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Montreal Canadiens No. 17-ranked offense (2.72 goals per game) against a New York Rangers defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.65 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 19.42% rate while the Rangers have a 80.17% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

 

Betting Trends
  • NY Rangers is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Rangers's last 7 games
  • NY Rangers is 17-8 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
  • NY Rangers is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Montreal is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Montreal is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games
  • Montreal is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games at home

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