Turns away 54 shots in Game 2 loss

Price had a.944 save percentage and a 1.53 goals-against average, which was as much a reflection on the Rangers' inability to create net-front traffic and an 0-for-10 power play that spent more of its time chasing the puck down the ice than setting up in the Canadiens' zone than Price making spectacular saves. Radulov earned his fourth assist of the series on the play. The Rangers returned home to NY for game three and anticipated a win but the team wasn't playing like themselves and let the Canadiens take advantage of them.

Rick Nash's goal early in the second period proved to be the Game 4-winner on Tuesday night as the New York Rangers knotted up their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against the Montreal Canadiens at two games apiece with a 2-1 victory.

Paul Byron and Jeff Petry (PEE'-tree) also scored for the Canadiens, who fired 58 shots on Henrik Lundqvist. In fact, the Rangers need a win if they want to stay in comfortable standing in the series.

Game 4 is Thursday night in Nashville. 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. I think one of (Washington's) D-men lost their stick, and I was yelling for (the puck) because I had a clear lane there. The Rangers had two power plays and were held without a shot on goal. It certainly won't be easy, but going back to Montreal tied 2-2 is a heck of a lot better than fighting back from a 3-1 deficit.

Unlike Game 2, Lundqvist and the Rangers were able to hold on through those desperate last minutes, with Shea Weber's slap shot slamming off the post and away from danger. How Price, and by extension the Canadiens' defense, weathers that storm in the first period could be an indicator of how this game goes.

"We have to do a better job", Pacioretty said. Turnovers were a theme in this game for the Rangers. Through three postseason games, they're averaging a whopping 53.3. It was his first career goal in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

From the second the puck dropped to the second the clock stopped, the Montreal Canadiens never found any semblance of the cerebral style of game that had put them up 2-1 in this series on Sunday.

They went 166:22 between Stepan's second-period goal in Game 2 against Tampa and Nash's shorthanded goal, and then another 156:25 before Skjei's goal.

A different third period from the Rangers proved to be the difference as instead of sitting back on a lead they continued to push for a third goal. Mitchell passed to Weber, who returned the favour and provided Mitchell with an open net. NY had a 12-6 edge in shots and the Canadiens had nine giveaways in the period. The Canadiens limited NY to 21 shots on goal and made life relatively easy for goaltender Carey Price. While I am very happy to see Buchnevich back in the lineup, it is a bit of a shame that Glass, who has played so well through three games, is coming out. "They're going to come out hard again so we have to play the same way but with more effort and play good as a team". I thought we managed the puck better tonight.

The Edmonton Oilers levelled their series against the San Jose Sharks courtesy of a 2-0 victory.

All the pressure was on the Canadiens and they responded.

Honourable Mention: Brendan Gallagher - Although he did not appear on the scoresheet, Gallagher was in Lundqvist's office every time his line was in the Rangers' zone.



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