Montreal Canadiens vs New York Rangers – NHL Preview, Tips and Odds

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Montreal Canadiens
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New York Rangers
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The Montreal Canadiens and the New York Rangers will battle it out at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Thursday, 08:00 PM EDT. At the moment, the Canadiens are at #8 in the standings of the Atlantic Division with 33 points, while the Rangers are with 48 points and are occupying the 3rd place in the Metropolitan Division.

Montreal Canadiens vs New York Rangers Head to Head

*Last game between teams from 04-27-2022
TeamP1P2P3Final
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
1 1 2 4
New York Rangers
New York Rangers
0 1 2 3

The previous game between those two opponents was held on April 27th, 2022, and ended in a 3-4 victory for the Montreal Canadiens. Their best skater was Jeff Petry, who spent 21:52 on the ice. He sent three shots towards the opponents’ net, and two of those made it through the goalie. On the other end of the ice, Frank Vatrano led the way for the Rangers, finishing with one goal and spending 16:43 on the ice. The Canadiens’ goalie, Sam Montembeault, played at a high level and ended the game with a 0.889 save percentage. Alexandar Georgiev was between the sticks for the Rangers and parried 20 of all the 24 shots he faced, but that proved insufficient for the win. In the most recent five games, the New York Rangers are dominating as far as head-to-head balance is concerned, triumphing in three meetings while losing the other two.
*Last 5 head-to-head games
Team04-27-202211-16-202110-16-202102-27-202012-06-2019
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
421 2 2
New York Rangers
New York Rangers
3 3 351

Montreal Canadiens Form

*Last 10 Montreal Canadiens Games - 1:8:1
01-03-202312-31-202212-29-202212-28-202212-23-202212-21-202212-19-202212-17-202212-15-202212-14-2022
6:3@ Nashville Predators9:2@ Washington Capitals7:2@ Florida Panthers4:1@ Tampa Bay Lightning4:2@ Dallas Stars2:1@ Colorado Avalanche2:3@ Arizona Coyotes1:5vs Tampa Bay Lightning2:5vs Anaheim Ducks3:2@ Ottawa Senators

On January 3rd, the Montreal Canadiens were outplayed and lost 6-3 to the Nashville Predators on the road. It was Cole Caufield who concluded the match as Montreal’s best skater on the night. He was on the ice for 19:17 and was personally responsible for earning 1 point. Caufield finished the meeting by scoring one of his six shots on goal. Sam Montembeault had a busy night between the sticks and was bombarded with 34 shots, six of which ended in the back of his net. The Montreal Canadiens are 1-8-1 when it comes to the latest 10 games and have lost five in a row. They own 7-9-0 balance when playing at their own arena this campaign. The Canadiens will be out on the ice for their next game on Saturday, January 7th, when they are set to face the St. Louis Blues at home.

Montreal Canadiens Averages This Season

  • Goals For
    103.00
  • Goals Against
    144.00
  • Shots For
    0.00
  • Shots Against
    0.00
  • PP Goals
    0.00
  • Short Handed Goals
    0.00

Montreal Canadiens Standout Performers

  • Top Goalie

    Jake Allen

    Games Played:25
    Saves Percentage:0.894
    Shutouts:5
  • Top Skater

    Nick Suzuki

    Games Played:38
    Goals:15
    Assists:17

Montreal Canadiens Missing Players

NONE

New York Rangers Form

*Last 10 New York Rangers Games - 7:2:1
01-03-202301-01-202312-29-202212-27-202212-22-202212-20-202212-18-202212-17-202212-15-202212-12-2022
5:3vs Carolina Hurricanes3:5@ Florida Panthers2:1@ Tampa Bay Lightning0:4vs Washington Capitals5:3vs New York Islanders3:2@ Pittsburgh Penguins1:7@ Chicago Blackhawks3:6@ Philadelphia Flyers3:1vs Toronto Maple Leafs4:3vs New Jersey Devils

The Rangers were last on the ice versus the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday, January 3rd, and the meeting concluded with a score of 5-3 in New Yorkers’ favor. They were led by Jacob Trouba, who ended with 2 points on the night. He tried one shot toward the enemy goal and succeeded with it, for a combined 20 minutes and 30 seconds of game time. Trouba also had a hand in one of his side’s other goals by assisting his fellow teammates. The Rangers had Igor Shesterkin at goal, and he was tested with 23 shots on target, blocking 20 and allowing three to roll past him. The team is 7-2-1 in their last ten games and are currently on a 2-game winning streak. The organization’s away record for this term stands at 12-5-2. In their next meeting on Saturday, January 7th, the Rangers will visit the New Jersey Devils.

New York Rangers Averages This Season

  • Goals For
    127.00
  • Goals Against
    108.00
  • Shots For
    0.00
  • Shots Against
    0.00
  • PP Goals
    0.00
  • Short Handed Goals
    0.00

New York Rangers Standout Performers

  • Top Goalie

    Igor Shesterkin

    Games Played:29
    Saves Percentage:0.917
    Shutouts:4
  • Top Skater

    Artemi Panarin

    Games Played:39
    Goals:11
    Assists:33

New York Rangers Missing Players

NONE

Game Details

TeamQ1Q2Q3Final
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
0 0 1 1
New York Rangers
New York Rangers
0 3 1 4
Montreal CanadiensNew York Rangers
  • Score

    1
    4
  • PP Opportunities

    2
    3
  • PP Goals

    0
    0
  • Faceoffs Won

    0
    0
  • Giveaways

    0
    0
  • Hits

    0
    0
  • Penalty Minutes

    0
    0
  • Shots

    0
    0
  • Takeaways

    0
    0

Play-by-Play

Montreal CanadiensvsNew York Rangers
  • 2`05:57
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    2 minutes for Too Many Men on the Ice (served by Vitali Kravtsov)
  • 2`07:43
    0-1
    Chris Kreider
  • 2`12:28
    0-2
    Braden SchneiderArtemi Panarin, Vitali Kravtsov
  • 2`13:27
    0-3
    Filip ChytilRyan Lindgren, Jimmy Vesey
  • 3`09:44
    -
    Artemi Panarin2 minutes for Tripping Jordan Harris
  • 3`11:17
    Arber Xhekaj2 minutes for Slashing Chris Kreider
    -
  • 3`14:46
    Joel ArmiaArber Xhekaj, Jake Evans
    1-3
  • 3`17:28
    Joel Armia2 minutes for Cross Checking Ryan Lindgren
    -
  • 3`18:50
    2 minutes for Too Many Men on the Ice (served by Cole Caufield)
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  • 3`18:50
    1-4