Rangers hang on to even series with Habs 2-2
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 19, 2017,
Apr 19, 2017, 20:06
April 14, 2017; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens center Tomas Plekanec (14) (not pitured) scores a goal against New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) as defenseman Nick Holden (22) defends during the third period in game two of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bell Centre.
"Every time you win you kind of change the momentum", Plekanec said. Buchnevich will provide fresh skates, good offense and a boost on the power play.
Game 4 was just what the doctor ordered for the Sharks as they defeated the Oilers in dominating fashion 7-0.
"I can say to that this team right here now defensively are doing a real good job and we need to find an answer to be able to use our skill a little bit more", he said. If you are still not convinced about Fubo TV then try out their 7-day trial free, so you can watch Canadiens vs Rangers Stream Online. Five different Blue Jackets players scored their first goals of the season, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 27 saves for just his third career playoff win. "We needed this win for this series moving forward". Although it didn't happen, the Rangers were able to keep Montreal in check and shut them down in the final twenty to even the series.
Now they'll have another chance on Saturday. Oh, and a goalie chasing players away from his net.
The Canadiens didn't given the Rangers much of a chance on Sunday, as they jumped out to a 3-0 lead in Game 3.
The Rangers have learned that the Habs have a difficult time catching up when they're playing hard and fast; this is the game they need to have if they want the control.
Montreal head coach Claude Julien has reinforced the Canadiens' defensive system since he took over as head coach in February. "We didn't do that for 82 games".
"We're going to go out, and we're going to compete; we're obviously going to make a few adjustments, and we're going to play a lot better than we did [Sunday]", Vigneault told New York Post columnist Larry Brooks.
Other times, you get last night. Fleury is expected to make his club-record 103rd playoff appearance on Sunday.
Patric Hornqvist, Ron Hainsey and Tom Kuhnhackl also scored for Pittsburgh, and Marc-Andre Fleury - pressed into service because of an injury to Matt Murray at the start of the series - had 29 saves. "I think our focus the last couple days is to prepare ourselves individually to get us ready to play". Price also made a nice glove save on Michael Grabner 2 1/2 minutes later. "I thought we were pretty desperate tonight and it showed up". Rangers coach Alain Vigneault made several changes. Logan Couture and captain Joe Pavelski scored twice for the Sharks, who turned the tables on the Oilers with a shutout of their own after being blanked in back-to-back games themselves.
Instead, they had to play catch up as the Canadiens struck on the power play, their first special-teams tally of the series. Alexander Radulov started the play by winning a puck battle in the neutral zone and triggering a 2-on-1 with Mitchell and Shea Weber. It was his second goal of the series.
Kassian scored early in the second period and McDavid doubled the lead midway through the third period.
Rick Nash's tie-breaking goal early in the second period was the game-winner while Jesper Fast also scored for NY.
Evgeni Malkin, set up by Crosby, added a goal one second after a Pittsburgh power play ended early in the third period for a 3-1 lead. That gave the Blueshirts a 2-1 lead they would take into the third period.