Montreal Canadiens vs. New York Rangers - 10/15/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Rangers (3-1-0) at Montreal Canadiens (4-0-0)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Bell Centre)
The Line: Montreal Canadiens / New York Rangers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG, RDS
The New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens square off Thursday night at the Bell Centre.
The New York Rangers look to keep the ball rolling after a strong 3-1 start to the season. The New York Rangers are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 11.1 percent of their power plays. Oscar Lindberg leads New York with four goals, J.T. Miller has four assists and Mats Zuccarello has 11 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 75 percent of their power play chances. Henrik Lundqvist has allowed nine goals on 134 shots faced. Lundqvist has allowed two or less goals in five of his last six regular season games.
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The Montreal Canadiens look to remain undefeated on the season after winning their first four games. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 12.5 percent of their power plays. Max Pacioretty leads Montreal with four goals, P.K. Subban has four assists and Tomas Plekanec has 16 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 1.5 goals per game and are killing 84.6 percent of their power play chances. Mike Condon has allowed one goal on 21 shots faced and Carey Price has given up one goal on 91 shots. Price has allowed two or less goals in five of his last 10 regular season outings.
The Rangers are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record and 35-16 in their last 51 road games. The Canadiens are 47-23 in their last 70 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The Rangers are 3-11 in the last 14 meetings in Montreal and the home team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
Montreal has been on fire out of the gate and has been a team that's owned the New York Rangers at the Bell Centre. While the Rangers are great on the road, it's hard to bet against the Canadiens with the way they've started the season.