Canadiens-Rangers: New York Scores Six, Chases Carey Price in Big Win

March 19th, 2011 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
Last night's match between the Montreal Canadiens and the New York Rangers was not exactly what fans were expecting. With their three previous matchups this season being tightly contested and decided by no more than a two goal margin, you expected more of the same last night.

Well, that was not to be.

The Rangers set the tone early, and I mean real early, when Brandon Prust challenged Travis Moen to a fight with both dropping the gloves off the opening faceoff.

In the scoring department, New York got on the board first when Yannick Weber's point shot was blocked by Artem Anisimov, who skated in for a clear break and a 1-0 lead. Montreal got that one back less than two minutes later on a seeing-eye blast from the point by P.K. Subban.

After that the Rangers blew the doors off the game scoring four more goals in the first, and driving Carey Price from the net in favour of Alex Auld.

Montreal looked slow, tired and demoralized for most of the first period and with nine regulars on the sidelines and two games in 24 hours, I guess that was to be expected.

The Habs had a little more oomph in the second and third periods, making things interesting ...

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