2017 NHL Playoff Predictions: Montreal Canadiens vs NY Rangers

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The Atlantic Division Champions Montreal Canadiens will get a chance to avenge their conference finals exit of 2014 against the New York Rangers.

Head to Head Factors
- Home ice at the Bell Centre
- Canadiens have the advantage in goaltending
- Canadiens have enjoyed recent success 3 - 0 this season against Rangers
- Canadiens are one of the hottest teams heading into the playoffs since the hiring of Claude Julien
- Canadiens are ranked 3rd in corsi % while Rangers are ranked 26th
- Rangers have a better powerplay than the Canadiens
- Rangers have better center depth

Prediction 
Montreal Canadiens in six games

The New York Rangers are a good team and perhaps against any other Atlantic team they'd be the team coming out on top, but Carey Price has simply owned the New York Rangers going 11-1 in his last 12.

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