Montreal Canadiens vs New York Rangers Odds

Published on February 23rd, 2013 1:28 pm EST

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If the playoffs started today, the Eastern Conference leading Montreal Canadiens would be squaring off against the eighth place New York Rangers in the first round of the playoffs.

The Montreal Canadiens have outperformed expectations so far, mainly thanks to a strong defense and stellar play from their goaltending tandem.

The New York Rangers, on the other hand, have struggled despite the addition of Rick Nash to their line-up.

As of this moment, the Montreal Canadiens sit atop the Eastern Conference with a record of 11-4-2. The Canadiens currently have a home record of 7-3-1 so far this season.

The New York Rangers, on the other hand, have a record of 8-6-2 on the season, with a record of 2-3-1 away from home.

The Canadiens are 6-2-2 in their last 10 games, while the Rangers are 5-3-2 over the same period.

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The Canadiens are currently small favorites to win on Saturday night.

Here are the current betting odds:

Canadian Line

New York Rangers, +1 1/2, 1.34
Montreal Canadiens, -1 1/2, 3.45

Money Line

New York Rangers, 2.05
Montreal Canadiens, 1.80

Over/Under

Line - 5 Goals

Over 5 Goals, 2.05
Under 5 Goals, 1.80

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