Last night in the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Montreal Canadiens looked to tie their series against the New York Rangers in New York.
Montreal Canadiens – 2 New York Rangers – 3 (OT) (Rangers lead series 3-1)
*For the second straight game, the Rangers and Canadiens needed overtime to decide this. But this time, it was the Rangers who celebrated thanks Martin St. Louis, who scored 6:02 into the extra period to give the Rangers a 3-1 series lead. St. Louis, who was robbed by Canadiens goalie Dustin Tokarski at the end of game three and on a breakaway in game four, made no mistake on the game winning goal. After a Montreal turnover in their own zone, St. Louis received the puck from Carl Hagelin all alone in the circle, then lasered a shot up and over the glove of Tokarski and into the net. The Rangers held leads of 1-0 and 2-1, but the Canadiens found their way even on the scoresheet both times. Hagelin opened the scoring with a shorthanded goal, the only goal in the first period. The teams traded goals in the second with Francis Bouillon scoring for the Habs and Derek Brassard scoring for the Rangers to give them a 2-1 lead heading into the third. P.K. Subban scored the only goal of the third, a powerplay goal, to tie the game. Henrik Lundqvist made 27 saves in victory while the Habs powerplay went one for eight, including a chance in overtime. The Rangers can close out the series on Tuesday in Montreal.