Rangers Dominate Canadiens In Game 1 of Eastern Conference Finals
(MONTREAL) -- The New York Rangers came to play Saturday.
Seven different Rangers scored en route to a 7-2 domination of the Montreal Canadiens Saturday, in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Martin St. Louis, who attended his mother's wake on Friday and will be at her funeral on Sunday, scored 4:35 into the game to get the Rangers on the board.
"It was an emotional time for everyone, but the guys have been behind me and supported me," St. Louis said. "My teammates are behind me and supporting me, and their effort was unbelievable.
"We feel really close right now and we're trying to keep feeding off that."
Rick Nash, who led the Rangers in goals in the regular season, scored his first goal of the postseason in the win.
"We're all happy to see Nasher score because he's taken a lot of heat," Rangers center Brad Richards said. "That's a little weight off his back."
Henrik Lundqvist made 20 saves for the Blueshirts earning his first win in Montreal since March 17, 2009.
Game 2 is Monday night in Montreal. The puck is scheduled to drop at 8 p.m. Eastern.
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