Montreal Canadiens (8-4-2) at New York Rangers (6-7-1)
|Date & Time||Tuesday November 6, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: New York Rangers -122 / Montreal Canadiens -106 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers meet Tuesday in NHL action at Madison Square Garden.
The Montreal Canadiens look for another victory after splitting their last eight games. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 14.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Brendan Gallagher leads Montreal with nine goals, Jeff Petry has nine assists and Max Domi has 29 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 79.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Carey Price has given up 26 goals on 280 shots faced and Antti Niemi has allowed 10 goals on 98 shots. The Montreal Canadiens have allowed three or more goals in five of their last eight games.
The New York Rangers look to stay hot while building on their three-game winning streak. The New York Rangers are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 18.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Chris Kreider leads New York with six goals, Mats Zuccarello has seven assists and Mika Zibanejad has 56 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 76.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Henrik Lundqvist has given up 29 goals on 377 shots faced and Alexandar Georgiev has allowed 11 goals on 107 shots. The New York Rangers have allowed three or less goals in seven of their last 11 games.
The Canadiens are 15-36 in their last 51 road games, 2-5 in their last 7 Tuesday games and 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The Rangers are 3-9 in their last 12 vs. Atlantic, 3-8 in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest and 18-37 in their last 55 overall. The home team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The under is 11-5 in Rangers last 16 overall and the under is 47-21-14 in Canadiens last 82 games playing on 0 days rest.
The Montreal Canadiens have had trouble stringing together wins, and they're on the end of a back to back that included overtime and a shootout Monday night. The New York Rangers are enjoying one of their better stretches in quite some time where the defense has woken up and the offense has scored no less than three goals in each of their last five games. I have to ride the hot hand here. Give me the Rangers and the cheap price.