The New York Rangers (10-3-3) visit the Montreal Canadiens (8-8-3) at the Bell Centre tonight starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
TV: MSG; Radio: ESPN Radio 1050AM, XM 92
Martin Biron – 3-0-0, 0.95 gaa, .960 sv%, 1 so.
Carey Price – 7-6-3, 2.29 gaa, .913 sv%, 1 so
– The Canadiens have outscored the Rangers 30-16 in the last seven match-ups at the Bell Centre winning six of those games.
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– Montreal has killed all 21 of its opponents’ power-play chances over the last six games.
– Carey Price has gone 6-2-1 with a 1.65 GAA over his last nine games. Price is also 3-0-1 with a 1.72 GAA over his last four home meetings against the Rangers.
– Scott Gomez has been back in the Canadiens line-up the last four games after missing nine straight with an upper body injury. He has one assist and is a -3 in those four games.
– Max Pacioretty leads the Canadiens with nine goals.
– Tomas Plekanec is the Canadiens’ top point-getter with 18 on four goals and 14 assists.
– Hal Gill was admitted to a hospital in Montreal on Thursday for treatment of a virus and will miss tonight’s game.
– Andrei Kostitsyn has missed the last five games with a groin injury.
2011-12 Season Series:
Nov. 5 Rangers 5, Canadiens 3 at MSG
Nov. 19 Rangers vs. Canadiens at Montreal
Jan. 15 Rangers vs. Canadiens at Montreal
March 30 Rangers vs. Canadiens at MSG