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National Hockey League
Preview
NY Rangers at Montreal
When: 7:00 PM ET, Saturday, October 25, 2014
Where: Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec

The Montreal Canadiens will try to complete a perfect four-game homestand when the New York Rangers visit on Saturday. Montreal skated to a 2-1 overtime triumph against Detroit on Tuesday to win its third straight contest after opening the season with three victories in four road games. The Rangers are also riding a three-game winning streak following some uneven performances from starting netminder Henrik Lundqvist.

Lundqvist has allowed one even-strength goal on the winning streak after yielding eight over his previous two starts. Montreal’s power play has been very effective at home, going 3-for-7 during the homestand. The Canadiens are 9-1-0 at home against the Rangers in regular-season action since the start of the 2009-10 campaign.

TV: 7 p.m. ET, MSG (New York), TVA (Montreal), CITY

ABOUT THE RANGERS (4-3-0): New York snapped its man-advantage slump with two power-play goals in a 4-3 overtime victory over New Jersey Devils on Tuesday. Rookie Anthony Duclair is expected to return to the lineup after being a healthy scratch for two games. Injured star Derek Stepan is slated to begin skating soon as he recovers from a fractured fibula.

ABOUT THE CANADIENS (6-1-0): Carey Price also struggled to start the season but his last start was his best one, turning aside 27 of 28 shots against the Red Wings on Tuesday. Tomas Plekanec has three assists in his last four games, raising his team-leading point total to eight, while Alex Galchenyuk has seven points. Defenseman P.K. Subban has five points and a team-high 14 penalty minutes.

OVERTIME

1. Rangers F Rick Nash has eight goals - twice as many as any Canadiens player.

2. Montreal Fs Lars Eller and Rene Bourque have both been limited to one assist after impressive playoff performances.

3. The Canadiens, in conjunction with Ottawa and Toronto, will honor the victims of a pair of shootings this week as well as those who stopped the attacker in a coordinated pregame ceremony

PREDICTION: Canadiens 2, Rangers 1
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div
NY Rangers 4-3-0-0 W3 2-2-0-0 2-1-0-0 1-0-0-0 3-3-0-0 2-2-0-0
Montreal 6-1-0-0 W3 3-0-0-0 3-1-0-0 0-0-0-0 6-1-0-0 ---
Last Meeting
NY Rangers Montreal
Date Away Home Shots Saves PP Shots Saves PP
5/29/14 MON 0 NYR 1 32 18 0-4 18 31 0-2
Player Stats
Previous Matchup
Total Points Player  
NY Rangers B. Boyle 1
Montreal S. Andrighetto 0
Goals Player  
NY Rangers D. Moore 1
Montreal S. Andrighetto 0
Assists Player  
NY Rangers B. Boyle 1
Montreal S. Andrighetto 0
Saves Player  
NY Rangers H. Lundqvist 18
Montreal D. Tokarski 31
Season
Total Points Player  
NY Rangers R. Nash 10
Montreal P. Subban 12
Goals Player  
NY Rangers R. Nash 8
Montreal A. Galchenyuk 5
Assists Player  
NY Rangers A. Duclair 5
Montreal P. Subban 8
Saves Player  
NY Rangers H. Lundqvist 219
Montreal C. Price 248
Quickchart Matchup
NY Rangers Off vs  Montreal Def
2.86 GF
3 GA
31.4 Shots
31.6 Shots
2 PP
5 PK
Montreal Off vs  NY Rangers Def
2.86 GF
3.29 GA
29.9 Shots
29.4 Shots
3 PP
6 PK