Henrik Lundqvist motivated by goalie matchup against Carey Price

Henrik Lundqvist motivated by goalie matchup against Carey Price
Rangers vs. Canadiens: Game 5 score, highlights, reaction
Lundqvist played in 57 games and had the highest goals-against average (2.74) and lowest save percentage (.910) of any of his 12 NHL seasons. But through four games against the Canadiens, he's been vintage Lundqvist, with a 1.89 GAA and .944 save 

New York Rangers center Mika Zibanejad (93) scores past Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) as defencseman Jordie Benn (8) watches during overtime of Game 5 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series, Thursday, April 20, 2017,

Canadiens' Paul Byron celebrates his goal with teammate Brendan Gallagher during Game 2 of playoff series against the New York Rangers in Montreal Friday April 14, 2017. John Mahoney / Montreal Gazette. Pound-for-pound

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The Rangers rallied for a 3-2 overtime win Thursday to take a 3-2 series lead in their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal matchup against the Canadiens. New York was outplayed the fist half of regulation, but started to turn the tide in the second. A …

Stu Cowan: Canadiens need to find offence to save season

The Rangers may have felt some Déjà vu when they went to overtime against the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday. They would not care by the end of the night. Mika Zibanejad's first Stanley Cup playoff goal for New York gave the Blueshirts a 3-2 win and

Derek Stepan #21 and Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers battles puck in the third period against Phillip Danault #24 and Max Pacioretty #67 of the Montreal Canadiens during game three of the Eastern Conference Quarter Finals at Madison Square

In the immediate aftermath of what had just happened, this was not the time for Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton to celebrate. But he did have an appropriate answer when asked if he saw this coming, a dramatic and utterly unpredictable 3-2 overtime …

New York Rangers cent45 Mika Zibanejad (93) celebrates after scoring in overtime against the Montreal Canadiens during Game 5 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series, Thursday, April 20, 2017, in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian

Whenever it ends, the final handful of minutes of regulation in Game 5 may have told the story of the 2016-17 Canadiens, with the Habs failing to convert on two glorious chances to put away the New York Rangers. They won't be served up on a platter any
Rangers vs. Canadiens: Game 5 score, highlights, reaction
Rangers vs. Canadiens: Game 5 score, highlights, reaction
I've watched more than my share of playoff overtimes with my brother in law over the years. Those moments are probably similar for all of you as well. Last night, like all the other nights, we're both on separate couches howling at the television and …
Rangers win in OT to take series lead over Canadiens
Rangers win in OT to take series lead over Canadiens

Goal by Mika Zibanejad puts New York up 3-2 in series as they head back to Madison Square Garden for Game 6. Rangers centre Mika Zibanejad celebrates after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime against the Canadiens on Thursday. (Ryan Remiorz. Zibanejad netted the overtime winner as well as a shorthanded assist and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's Game 5 victory over Montreal. He was all over the stat sheet, adding four hits and four blocked shots — rare defensive production for a forward … . The New York Rangers defeated the Montreal Canadiens in overtime, 3-2, in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Friday, April 20, 2017, at Centre Bell in Montreal. Boxscore. Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price

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