Last night in the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, the New York Rangers looked to close out the Montreal Canadiens at home in game six.
Montreal Canadiens – 0 New York Rangers – 1 (Rangers win series 4-2)
*Dominic Moore scored with less than two minutes left in the second period and that’s all Henrik Lundqvist needed. “King Henrik” only had to make 18 saves, but he made them all, shutting out the Canadiens and sending the Rangers back to the NHL Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1994. Habs goalie Dustin Tokarski did everything he could to keep his team in the game, making 31 saves, but the team in front of him couldn’t find the back of the net. Down 1-0 enterting the third, the Canadiens only managed five shots on goal as the Rangers dominated the period and most of the game. Montreal went 0 for 2 on the power play and just 2 for 22 during the series with the man advantage. P.K. Subban had another strong game, working hard on the defensive end and putting four shots on goal. Rene Bourque, who had a hat trick in game five, didn’t put a single shot on goal. Thomas Vanek, who was acquired by the Canadiens at the trade deadline, had just two assists in the series. He finished the playoffs with five goals and 10 points in 16 games. The Rangers won the Stanley Cup in 1994 and will face either the Chicago Blackhawks or the Los Angeles Kings in the Finals. The NHL Stanley Cup Finals begin on June 4th.