Game Preview by Sam Gerber
Last game : MTL 4  NYI 3  SO 

Call it a comeback! The Habs erased an early 3-1 deficit winning in a shootout. Max Domi and Jonathan Drouin each had a goal and an assist while Joel Armia scored the game-deciding goal. Antti Niemi struggled early on allowing three goals in the opening frame but he was perfect in the shootout. 

For a complete game recap: Armia Delivers Habs Shootout Win

Players to watch

  • Max Domi
    Domi has found a home in Montreal. He continues to thrive in all situations giving full effort every shift. He is unlikely to keep up at this pace but at the moment he isn’t  slowing down.
  • Noah Juulsen
    Juulsen has become the real deal. With just shy of 20 minutes of ice time, he collected two assists, five hits and four blocked shots against the Isles. In a back to back situation, Juulsen should get some extra ice-time and will make the most of it..
  • Carey Price
    Price will get the start against the Rangers. He has been good so far this season and has showed flashed of greatness. At MSG, he could have a statement game.

Keys to Victory

  • Use your speed
    The Habs are going up against a very young team that are in the middle of a rebuild. Speed and lots of it will cause issues for the Rangers Montreal must be poised to take advantage.
  • Limit turnovers
    Habs continue to hurt themselves with turnovers but again need to take advantage of a young team and force them to make turnovers.
  • Ensure a quick start
    After falling behind 3-1 last game the Habs need to have a stronger start.  
Matchup by All Habs staff
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY | November 6, 7:00 PM ET | TV: TSN2, RDS, MSG

2018-19 statistics

RANGERS CANADIENS
13 (27th) Points (rank) 18 (8th)
6-7-1 Record 8-4-2
4-3-0 Home/Away 3-1-2
5-4-1 Last 10 6-3-1
2.50 GF/G 3.07
3.14 GA/G 2.86
18.6 PP% 15.4
76.1 PK% 81.3
47.17  CF%  53.84
eSAT Analytics by Mathieu Chagnon
 
Projected forward lines, defense pairings and goaltenders
Forwards
Namestnikov – Zibanejad – Zuccarello
Kreider – Hayes – Buchnevich
Vesey – Chytil – Fast
McLeod – Andersson – Lettieri
Tatar – Danault – Gallagher
Drouin – Domi – Hudon
Lehkonen – Kotkaniemi – Armia
Deslauriers – Peca – Shaw
Defensemen
Skjei – DeAngelo
Staal – Pionk
Smith – Shattenkirk
Benn – Petry
Reilly – Juulsen
 Ouellet – Mete
Out of the lineup
Scratched: None
Injured: Spooner, Nieves, Claesson, McQuaid, Howden
Scratched: Alzner
Injured: Byron, Weber, Schlemko, Plekanec
Goalies
Henrik Lundqvist Carey Price
Record: 4-6-1
GAA: – 2.61
Sv%: – .923
SO: 1
Alternate: Alexandar Georgiev
Record: 5-3-2
GAA: – 2.59
Sv%: – .907
SO: 0
Alternate: Antti Niemi
 What to Expect by Sam Gerber
This will be the first back to back situation for Montreal this season. The coaching staff will be wise to spread the ice-time around, especially on the back end. The Habs may be going up against a team in the middle of a rebuild but they still have to face a world class goalie and a roster filled with NHL talent that is not to be taken lightly. If the Habs are going to be a play-off team this should be a game they not only win but win convincingly.
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