The Habs face a team in great shape

The Habs face a team in great shape

The Montreal Canadiens face a team in great shape on Thursday night as they cross swords with the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden.

While the Habs were dominant in their last meeting against the Anaheim Ducks, the Rangers have won their last five games.

The first CH trio was very efficient. In the last five games, Juraj Slafkovsky has eight points, Nick Suzuki has ten points and Cole Caufield has four points. The three players maintained a positive difference of +10.

Brendan Gallagher will return to action after serving his five-game ban.

With 52 points, Bleu-Blanc-Rouge is in sixth place in the Atlantic section rankings.

The Rangers, for their part, are alone at the top of the Metropolitan Division with 71 points, six more than the Carolina Hurricanes.

The New York team also recalled Quebecer and former CH member Alex Belzile the day before. However, according to TVA sports journalist Renaud LavoieBelzile will not take part in the game.