New York Rangers (9-9-0) at Montreal Canadiens (9-8-2)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 16, 2013, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Montreal Canadiens -147 / New York Rangers +134 --- Over/Under: 5
The Bell Centre has been a house of horrors for thew New York Rangers and their star goaltender has had some of the worst performances of his career there. Henrik Lundqvist won't start on Saturday night when the Rangers travel to take on the Montreal Canadiens as Cam Talbot will be in the goal. New York will start the first game of a back-to-back so they've elected to go with their No. 2 netminder in this one. For whatever reason the Rangers completely forget how to play hockey when they go to Montreal so what they need to do is try to keep things as simple as possible on Saturday night. New York will have the advantage of being rested heading into this game having not played since Tuesday night's 3-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils. The Rangers rallied twice to tie the game but Lundqvist allowed a couple of bad goals that New York couldn't overcome. Montreal played Thursday night in Columbus and took down the Blue Jackets 3-2 in a shootout. That might mean the Canadiens could be a little fatigued having played extra hockey and having to travel back and play the next night. Carey Price hasn't given up a goal to the Rangers at home in forever and he'll get the nod in this one as Peter Budaj made 23 saves on Thursday night to take down Columbus. If the Canadiens come out and play their game in this one they should be able to ruin the confidence of a New York squad that just has some awful memories of this building. Everything always goes the Canadiens way when these two teams meet at the Bell Centre.