Galchenyuk’s OT Goal Lifts Canadiens over Rangers
(NEW YORK) -- Alex Galchenyuk scored a goal 1:12 into overtime as the Montreal Canadiens topped the New York Rangers 3-2 on Thursday night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
The Canadiens still trail the series 2-1, but they can pull even with a Game 4 win at Madison Square Garden on Sunday night.
Dustin Tokarski stopped 35 shots for Montreal while filling in for the injured Carey Price. He was playing in only his second career NHL playoff game, but after Thursday's performance he seems to be embracing the challenge.
"I did everything I could." said Tokarski. "I played the same game all the way. I felt more comfortable as it went along.
"So glad we overcame that late bounce and got the winner."
Daniel Briere scored with 3:02 remaining in the third period to give Montreal a 2-1 lead. After the Rangers pulled goalie Henrik Lundqvist, Chris Kreider scored to tie the game at 2 with 29 seconds to play.
The Rangers had their five-game winning streak snapped as they fell to 1-1 in overtime in these playoffs. The Canadiens are 3-1.
"We played really well, but we just have to forget about it, move on, and get ready for the next one," Lundqvist said after stopping 22 of 25 shots.
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