The Rangers were 2:56 from being blanked in Game 3, and that is the team's only goal in their past 143 minutes. Carey Price made 20 saves. He was awesome in the face-off centre last game, obviously scored a big goal. The Rangers last won a home playoff game in Game 1 of the 2015 Eastern Conference final.
The win snapped New York's six-game losing streak at home in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
"I felt like we had good energy in the room and had the belief that we could do this", Lundqvist said.
Radulov made it 3-0 with some nice stickhandling, dumping the puck past Lundqvist with 4:25 left. "We were able to sit down and talk about it but we came back with a pretty good effort in Game 2 and I think that's been important, building that chemistry", said Gallagher. They're only focusing on playing better in Game 4 to try to even their first-round series against the Montreal Canadiens.
In the National Hockey League, the Montreal Canadiens have edged past the New York Rangers 4-3 in overtime at the Bell Center in the Stanley Cup Playoffs series. "We played well enough to win".
"In 2017 in the playoffs we've had one loss (at home)", Vigneault said. NY had a 12-6 edge in shots and the Canadiens had nine giveaways in the period. They played their best game of the series so far, the Canadiens played their worst.
"After what happened in Montreal, you know for sure the game is not over until it's over", he said.
As the Blue Jackets look to get back in their series, they will be without forward Matt Calvert, who was suspended one game by the league for his cross-check to Pittsburgh's Tom Kuhnhackl late in the third period.
"They're playing very well defensively", said NY coach Alain Vigneault, who added that the Rangers' fourth line of Tanner Glass, Jesper Fast and Oscar Lindberg has been his best forward combination.
For the first time in this series, the Rangers led in shots on goal (32-24). Twelve of them played in that Saturday afternoon, Game 1 victory over Tampa Bay in the conference final on May 16, 2015, and all of them enjoyed one of the greatest moments of their career three days earlier when Derek Stepan scored an overtime victor in Game 7 of the second round against Washington. He didn't have a shot on goal, but he was Montreal's best faceoff performer winning six of his nine draws.
And the Rangers took a 1-0 lead at 11:39 when defenseman Andrei Markov misplayed the puck at his feet in the right corner of the Canadiens' zone and Jesper Fast swooped in to deposit a backhander through Price's pads. Alex Radulov set the play in motion when he separated Brady Skjei from the puck at the blue line and passed ahead to Mitchell, who had a 2-on-1 break with Weber. The One Where Tomas Plekanec Scores With 17.3 Seconds Left In The Third Period - or 29 more than Price.
It's easy to forget that Plekanec wouldn't have forced overtime in Game 2 - and Montreal wouldn't have even dreamed of a 3-1 edge on Tuesday night - without Pacioretty's brilliant strip in the neutral zone and dogged dash to goal line to setup Plekanec. Over the first four games, the Rangers have 41 second period scoring chances (18 high danger).
Forward Michael Grabner has scored in both games of the series and missed on a breakaway attempt in the third period Friday night that could have made it 4-2. "We have to play our best and see how far that takes us".