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Rangers Aim to End Drought Against Habs

The New York Rangers sit second in the East, but have faltered in recent meetings against the fledging Montreal Canadiens. The Rangers have dropped the past three vs the Habs, with the team from the Big Apple tallying just one goal in those outings. The Rangers will look to end a two-game road skid when they visit the Bell Centre Saturday night.

Shark Bites
  • The OVER is 4-2 in the Rangers last six games.
  • The Canadiens are 8-4 SU in their past 12 games at the Bell Centre.
  • The Rangers will start Anti Raanta (2.34 GAA) and Mike Condon (2.65 GAA) will start for the Habs.

The Canadiens have dominated their Eastern Conference rivals in the past several years, especially in Montreal, as the Habs are 10-1-0 in the past 11 games hosting the Rangers.  However, the Canadiens enter Saturday’s matchup with just two wins in their past seven games and have allowed four goals or more in all but one of those games.

The Rangers will enter the game riding a two-game winning streak that saw the team score a combined nine goals. That offensive outburst has been a team effort as seven different players have scored those nine goals.

New York Rangers vs Montreal Canadiens Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Montreal Canadiens currently sport a record of 34-35-6. The New York Rangers are 42-24-8. Betting totals have seen the Canadiens post a 35-27-13 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Rangers have gone 33-28-13 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Montreal vs New York injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 30-rated Montreal Canadiens and the No. 5-ranked New York Rangers, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Montreal Canadiens No. 17-ranked offense (2.65 goals per game) against a New York Rangers defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.62 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 16.53% rate while the Rangers have a 77.1% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for New York, they were a 5-2 winner as they battled the Bruins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -117 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

The Canadiens were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Wings. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -205 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Rangers's last 6 games
  • NY Rangers is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Montreal
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Rangers's last 6 games when playing Montreal
  • NY Rangers is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Montreal
  • Montreal is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • Montreal is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home
  • Montreal is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Rangers
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 6 games when playing NY Rangers

Next Betting Matchups

New York home to Pittsburgh, Sunday, March 27th
Montreal home to Detroit, Tuesday, March 29th