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

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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.