Results: W, $200Analysis:
If it weren't for a goal by Tomas Plekanec with 17 seconds left in
Game 2, the Canadiens might be looking at playoff
Instead, Montreal is up 2-1 in the series having won two in a row.
I understand the Rangers have trouble winning playoff games at
home. But this is a fair price to back the home Rangers, whose main
core of players are due to perform better.
The Rangers and Canadiens play similar styles relying on speed,
defense and the transition game. The Canadiens' edge is goalie
However, Henrik Lundqvist is playing at just as high level as
Price. It's not his fault the Rangers are down 2-1 in the series.
It's step up time for Chris Kreider, J.T. Miller, Ryan McDonagh,
Kevin Hayes and Mike Zuccarello. I see them getting the job down at
home in this pivotal matchup.
Pick Made: Apr 18 2017 6:25AM PST