Bitter Sweet: NY Rangers Defeat Montreal Canadiens, but How Hurt Is Lundqvist?

March 18th, 2011 by Anthony Pucik Leave a reply »
The New York Rangers' winning ways continue as they defeated the Montreal Canadiens 6-3 at Madison Square Garden.

The Rangers offense was alive tonight, having six different players score and notching five goals in the first period alone.

Artem Anisimov scored the first goal after blocking a shot with his ankle in the Rangers zone, and bringing it all the way down the ice to score.  The Canadiens answered with P.K. Subban's goal, and the score was tied at one.

Then the Rangers went on a goal spree, after Dan Girardi scored to make it 2-1 Rangers, Ryan Callahan, Marion Gaborik and Brian Boyle each scored a goal in a span of one minute and seven seconds, giving the Rangers a 5-1 lead heading into the second period.

The Canadiens got one goal back to bring the deficit to three on a James Wisniewski slap shot, and that was the only goal scored in the period.

In the third, Brian Gionta scores on the power play, bringing the Canadians within two with plenty of time left.  No goals were scored until three minutes were left in the game, when Vinny Prospal scored on the power play to give the Rangers a 6-3 lead, and ...

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