Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

It’s official: New York Rangers will face Montreal Canadiens in first round

Honda NHL Superskills

MONTREAL - JANUARY 24: Carey Price #31 of the Washington Capitals speaks with Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers during the Honda NHL Superskills competition as part of the 2009 NHL All-Star weekend on January 24, 2009 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Getty Images

While the Washington Capitals guaranteed their spot as the top seed in the Metro/East/NHL, we also now know with certainty that the New York Rangers will take on the Montreal Canadiens in the first round.

The Canadiens clinched the Atlantic Division while the Rangers are the first wild card.

The Rangers won the most recent series between the two teams, defeating Montreal 4-2 (with some controversy) in 2013-14. We’ll get to see Henrik Lundqvist vs. Carey Price, not to mention a revamped Rangers offense squaring off against a Habs team adjusting to life with new head coach Claude Julien.