Overtime Loss for Rangers Evens Series With Canadiens

Posted April 16, 2017

NY had little time to shake off the emotion of surrendering the tying goal, and Montreal carried the momentum in the third period, with Radulov eventually stuffing home a rebound in front for the game-winner. "They did a good job of keeping pucks in tonight and that's where we got hurt". I'll take the Rangers at home and the cheap price.

In the opening game of the best-of-seven series on Wednesday, the Rangers also took a one-goal lead into the third period but held on tight, limiting Montreal to just six shots in the third. Just prior to the goal, Henrik Lundqvist had his stick snapped in half following a play in front of the net, and was forced to play nearly a minute without it. "Both teams battled hard and got some looks". "We're pretty familiar with each other and the matchups out there now", said Ryan McDonagh, who played a team-high 33:18 on Friday.

After stopping all 31 shots he faced in Game 1, Lundqvist made save after save in Game 2.

But the playoffs are a different beast and the Rangers came within 17.3 seconds of taking a stranglehold on this series. "It helps us players really stay in the moment out there".

But the Wild realize they're better off continuing to use their speed, depth and faceoff dominance toward the scoring chances that were in abundance over the first two games only to be thwarted by goalie Jake Allen. "But we're digging in on it, and so far we've been good at it".

Penguins G Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 39 of 40 shots in a 4-1 Game Two win against Columbus. The Penguins blocked another 23 shots before they even got to the goaltender.

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"They did all the things we're asking them to do".

The first-round Eastern Conference playoff series is now tied 1-1 heading back to Madison Square Garden on Sunday night. Jeff Petry and Paul Byron also had goals for Montreal, which wasted early leads of 1-0 and 2-1. From Matt Calvert breaking his stick over Tom Kuhnhackl and dropping him in the last half-minute of regulation, to Scott Harrington and Boone Jenner going after Evgeni Malkin at the end of the game, and now the Columbus-Dispatch giving out crying Crosby masks for Game 3, the Blue Jackets-Penguins series is hitting another level. The Habs almost ended the game on multiple occasions before Radulov did. The Rangers forth line has been the most consistent line through the first two games but they can't rely on them each game.

"When they're in that offensive zone, they're as risky an offensive line as there is in the game, for me", Sullivan said.

Michael Grabner, Mats Zuccarello and Rick Nash scored for NY. They're a fast team that creates a lot and [has] good goaltending so it hasn't changed.

The Oilers allowed just 16 shots on Cam Talbot in a 2-0 shutout of the visiting San Jose Sharks.

The physicality heated up in the second period when tempers rose after a whistle, leading to fighting majors to J.T. Miller and Shea Weber, as well as roughing minors to Mats Zuccarello and Jordie Benn, with Zuccarello getting four minutes.