5 Things to Know: Rangers at Canadiens, Game 2

BY: DAVID KOLB

GAME 2: NEW YORK RANGERS @ MONTREAL CANADIENS
Coverage begins at 6 PM on MSG and MSG GO
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The Rangers look to take both games in Montreal.

1 WHERE THEY STAND

MONTREAL, QC - APRIL 12: Kevin Hayes #13 of the New York Rangers skates against Andrew Shaw #65 of the Montreal Canadiens in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on April 12, 2017 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

  • Tonight the Rangers will faceoff against the Montreal Canadiens for Game Two of the Eastern Conference First Round Playoffs, looking to go up two games to zero following Wednesday’s 2-0 Game 1 win
  • New York was the first visiting team to win by shutout at Montreal in the Canadiens’ postseason opener since the Buffalo Sabres did so in 1983
  • The Blueshirts are now tied for the NHL lead in playoff road wins since the start of the 2014 Playoffs (13)
  • The Rangers posted a shutout in their first game of a playoff year for the first time since 1994 (6-0 win against the Islanders in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals — a year in which they went on to win the Stanley Cup

2 WHO'S HOT

  • Rangers’ forward Tanner Glass picked up his first Rangers’ playoff goal (2nd career playoff goal) Wednesday in Game 1
  • The 6’1” 213 lb. left wing will continue to use his size and pesky style to create opportunities for the Blueshirts throughout the series

3 SAY WHAT?

“We didn’t put out there that Hank is going to have a hard time here. We’ve always had a lot of confidence in his game and what he did tonight was what we expected.”

— Rangers’ coach, Alain Vigneault on Henrik Lundqvist’s stellar play in net Wednesday

4 DID YOU KNOW?

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Henrik Lundqvist has allowed two goals or fewer in regulation in six of his seven career playoff appearances against the Canadiens.

5 MUST-SEE VIDEO

Steve Valiquette and Ron Duguay take a look at why Henrik Lundqvist was so effective in Game 1 against the Canadiens’ shooters.