May 22, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Montreal Canadiens goalie Dustin Tokarski (35) celebrates with his teammates after defeating the New York Rangers in game three of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Daily Recap: Habs On The Board


Last night in the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Montreal Canadiens looked to avoid a 3-0 whole against the New York Rangers in New York.

Montreal Canadiens – 3 New York Rangers – 2 (OT) (Rangers lead series 2-1)

*It only took Alex Galchenyuk 1:12 into overtime to silence the New York crowd and help the Montreal Canadiens avoid a sweep in the NHL Eastern Conference Finals. In a game of lucky bounces, Galchenyuk got the luckiest as the puck deflect up, off his chest, and into the net after Henrik Lundqvist made the initial save on Tomas Plekanec. It looked like the Canadiens would win it in regulation when Daniel Briere scored with 3:02 left in the game, but the Rangers found the equalizer with just 30 seconds remaining as Chris Kreider threw the puck out front where it deflected off the skate of Alexei Emelin and into the net. Rookie Dustin Tokarski was outstanding in net for the Canadiens, making 35 saves, including a beauty late in the game on Martin St. Louis. Henrik Lundqvist made 22 saves in defeat and had a bit of bad luck on Galchenyuk’s game-winning goal and Briere’s go-ahead goal, which went off the skate of Ryan McDonagh. The Canadiens will look to even the series on Sunday.

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