Home ice may not be an advantage for Rangers against Canadiens

Home ice may not be an advantage for Rangers against Canadiens

Home ice may not be an advantage for Rangers against Canadiens

It was our best game, I think.

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price makes a save during the second period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the New York Rangers, Sunday, April 16, 2017, in New York.

"I can say to that this team right here now defensively are doing a real good job and we need to find an answer to be able to use our skill a little bit more", he said.

The Rangers came in riding a franchise-worst six-game home postseason losing streak, coming off a disheartening 3-1 loss in Game 3 on Sunday night. San Jose scored their sixth goal on the subsequent power play. Their penchant for breakdowns cost them late in the period due to some good work in the neutral zone along the boards by Radulov, who found Torrey Mitchell starting a two on one with Shea Weber. Price also made a nice glove save on Michael Grabner 2½ minutes later. Canadiens coach Claude Julien tied Alain Vigneault and Fred Shero for 14th place on National Hockey League playoff coaching wins list at 63.

Game 5 is Thursday night in Montreal.

Brady Skjei spoiled Price's shutout bid with 2:56 remaining for his first career playoff goal.

It took 37:37 spanning the first and second periods to beat either goaltender. The Canadiens had a hard time generating much on the power play but a quick passing play led to Lehkonen's goal at 17:37. NY outshot Montreal, 32-24, and forced the Canadiens into 16 giveaways.

"He's a guy who really cares", Julien said.

Pavelski scored on a pair of deflections, including one just 15 seconds into the game for the fastest playoff goal in team history, the previously dormant power play scored four times and San Jose held Connor McDavid off the score sheet for the second straight game.

Post columnist Larry Brooks did a piece on how the Rangers can thank "a star player" for propelling them to victory on Tuesday. The Canadiens ended up with a 29-21 edge in shots and the Rangers had 21 giveaways in the loss. He was awesome in the face-off centre last game, obviously scored a big goal.

NY coach Alain Vigneault also stressed he isn't thinking about the previous postseason struggles at home, including three losses to Tampa Bay in the East finals two years ago, and two to Pittsburgh in the first round last year. Weber one-timed a feed from Alex Galchenyuk past Lundqvist to finish off a sequence that began with Jeff Petry knocking the puck off Rick Nash's stick in the defensive zone to start the counterattack.

In an attempt to shake up an anemic offense that had a poor display in Game 3, Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault shook up his lines and introduced rookie Pavel Buchnevich to the team, putting him on the first line alongside Chris Kreider and Mika Zibanejad.

"We're definitely fighting it a little bit, to say the least", NY captain Ryan McDonagh said. This is why the game two collapse not only hurts in the Habs series, it plays on past disconcerting trends.

"I think like any team, you make the playoffs and it's kind of a clean slate, both individually and as a team", captain Ryan McDonagh said to the New York Post. "I had nothing because the (defenceman) was on me and I saw Lundqvist moving on me and I just pulled (the puck) back". "Good season or not so good season individually, it's a fresh start, and that goes for the team as well".

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