The Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers clash Wednesday night with the Eastern Conference lead hanging in the balance. With arguably the two best goaltenders on planet earth in nets, goals have been hard to come by with the UNDER hitting in four of the past five games between the Habs and Rangers. In each of those four UNDERs, either Carey Price or Henrik Lundqvist recorded a shutout.
The Canadiens enter Wednesday night winning three of their past four, but will be without top-line right winger Brendan Gallagher who will miss six to eight weeks with two broken fingers. The right wing depth for the Habs is questionable, which has forced the team to put Devante Smith-Pelly on the top line.
The Rangers have been playing out of their minds at Madison Square Garden this season with a 10-1-1 home record, which includes nine consecutive wins. The nine-game winning streak at MSG has seen the Rangers outscore their opponents 36-11.