The New York Rangers host the Montreal Canadiens on Friday, as they continue their quest to finish the regular season with the NHL's best record. Only five games remain, and with 105 points, the Rangers trail the St. Louis Blues by a single point for the best record in the league.
The Rangers have won three consecutive games, while the Canadiens have lost two straight and five of their last six. With 72 total points, Montreal has been officially been eliminated from Playoff contention. Only the Edmonton Oilers and Columbus Blue Jackets have less points.
Surprisingly, the Canadiens are 2-1 against the Rangers this season, including recent wins of 4-0 and 4-1 after losing the first meeting 5-3. Both teams should be well-rested – neither will be playing the second game of a back-to-back.
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET