New York Rangers at Montreal Canadiens Free NHL Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 4/11/2014
Saturday, April 12, 7:00 PM on CBC, RDS, MSG
Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec
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The last time the New York Rangers played the Montreal Canadiens, they were able to get the 1-0 win after fans were treated to two solid goaltending performances. The two teams had a total of 66 shots on goal, but just one second period tally made it to the back of the net.
Rangers right wing Ryan Callahan scored the lone goal of the game five minutes into the second period. It was Callahan's sixth goal of the season and came on the power play off of assists from Brad Richards and Derek Stepan. After the Rangers got the two-man advantage, Richards took a slap shot, which deflected off of Callahan's goal and into the back of the net.
Rangers goalie Cam Talbot was able to get his first shutout of the season after making 22 saves in the win. New York scored just its first goal in four years when playing in Montreal.
Talbot may have been the winning goalie, but Montreal netminder Carey Price may have had the better game. He was able to stop 33 of the 34 shots he faced for a .971 save percentage. He kept the Canadiens in it throughout and just that tipped in goal from Callahan was able to get past him.
With the Rangers' win, the two teams are now tied 1-1 in the season series going into their final matchup on Saturday.
New York is 25-15 straight up on the road this season
New York is 15-19-6 against the over/under on the road this season
Montreal is 22-17 straight up at home this season
Montreal is 12-20-6 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
04/10/14 D Ryan McDonagh Shoulder questionable
03/25/14 LW Chris Kreider Hand expected to miss 3-4 weeks
10/17/13 D Davis Drewiske Shoulder out 5-6 months
04/10/14 C Lars Eller Illness questionable
04/09/14 C Alex Galchenyuk Knee questionable
03/26/14 LW Travis Moen Concussion out indefinitely
03/21/14 LW Brandon Prust Ribs out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take New York
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