National Hockey League roundup: Canadiens' OT win evens series
- Author: Julie Sanders May 02, 2017,
May 02, 2017, 11:28
He shielded the puck from the Rangers' Kevin Hayes and, with one hand on his stick, worked the puck around Lundqvist for his second goal of the series to make it 3-0.
Lundqvist said it was an odd feeling when Weber launched his rocket.
Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price makes a save during the second period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the New York Rangers, Sunday, April 16, 2017, in New York. The best-of-seven series is now tied 1-1 after Montreal's 4-3 overtime win. "There's no secret - he has one of the hardest shots in the league". "That's still tough. They've still got a lot of players over there, and the way they throw pucks at the net, it's challenging".
"We've got nine defencemen (so) it's between those nine and I've got 15 forwards".
"It's a good shot, but luckily it hit the post".
"We needed this for so many reasons", Lundqvist said.
The Blueshirts spent the remaining 35 minutes of the game staving off sporadic threats from the Canadiens, who were never able to find a stretch of play where they could sustain intense pressure in the Rangers' zone to look for a tying goal. They mismanaged the puck, giving it straight to the Rangers on both goals against, and they iced it eight times while chasing the lead in the third period. This reestablished the offensive-minded speed game that helped them succeed all season.
"We need to do a better job", Vigneault said. We got stuck in our zone. "I thought the first 10 minutes we handled it pretty well and then a couple of breakaways you wish you could have capitalized on - at least one". This was a marked improvement over Games 2 and 3, but there were still costly mistakes in their play that need to be remedied for the next game.
The Rangers started strong in Game 4 but their first goal was the result of a fortunate bounce on a seemingly harmless play.
The Montreal Canadiens have stormed back to take control of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series with the New York Rangers.
Torrey Mitchell took advantage of a bad line change by the Rangers and a great play by Alexander Radulov to even the game at 1 with 1:23 left in the period. Mitchell passed to Weber, who returned the favour and provided Mitchell with an open net.
"After what happened in Montreal, you know for sure the game is not over until it's over", he said. We got a little bit frustrated.
"The team that just worries about the next shot is the team that normally ends up on top", Pacioretty said. "That's what we're going to do".
"I still do like his game", Vigneault said of Holden. He argues decision-making occurs in a loop and by processing that loop faster than your opponent, you can effectively cut them off and get ahead. It was our best game, I think. It was Radulov's first career overtime goal in the postseason and his first career three-point playoff game. Game 5 is scheduled for Thursday night in Montreal. However, New York fell in game two of the series despite leading and dominating most of the game. Pavel Buchnevich made his National Hockey League playoff debut for the Rangers and Tanner Glass was a healthy scratch. After a disheartening Game 3 loss for the Rangers, which featured a number of questionable coaching decisions and lackluster execution, ny made lineup changes to match the Canadiens.
The Canadiens started the game with the same forward lines and defence pairings as Game 3.