NHL Betting Odds – Rangers at Canadiens, Game 5

Facing elimination the Montreal Canadiens need a win this Tuesday when they meet the New York Rangers, at the Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, for game five of the NHL Eastern Conference playoffs at 8 PM ET.

rangers_canadiensFacing elimination the Montreal Canadiens need a win this Tuesday when they meet the New York Rangers, at the Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, for game five of the NHL Eastern Conference playoffs at 8 PM ET.

The difference in the series has been the lack of production by the Canadiens when they are in Power Play situations. Montreal is 1 of 17 in Power Plays.

“Give credit to our killers and our goaltender,” Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said. “They did a real good job.”

“We had the opportunity on the power play but we didn’t take advantage of it,” Montreal coach Michel Therrien. “Yes, we scored a goal. It was a tying goal, but we gave up one, and that was the story of the game. I thought our power play had to be better.”

The Rangers won both games in Canada with authority; another victory will send them to Stanley Cup finals for the first time since 1994.

“I think our guys do a good job whether it be on the forecheck coming back in the right positions and trying to create those battles where you’ve a chance to make a couple plays and get it out,” Vigneault said. “When we don’t, (our) goaltender stops the puck.”

The money line for this game have both the Rangers and the Canadiens win rated at -105, but the puck line has the home team as -1.5 favorites.  Like most of the series, the game total was set at 5 goals.

Frank Lorenzo

MTS co-founder Frank “Let It Ride” Lorenzo has been betting on sports since he was legally allowed to do so. (Did he do so before then, too? No comment.) He enjoys very strong coffee, neon lights, and passing on his wealth of betting knowledge to anyone who will listen.