The Rangers look to capitalize Sunday when they take the series to The Garden.
1 Where They Stand
- The Rangers host the Montreal Canadiens Sunday night at Madison Square Garden for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference First Round Playoffs.
- Following Friday’s 4-3 OT loss to the Canadiens, New York has played at least one overtime game in seven of their last eight playoff series, dating back to the Second Round vs. Pittsburgh in 2014.
- The Blueshirts have split the first two games of a playoff series in each of their last five, dating back to the start of the 2015 Playoffs.
The Rangers went 4-for-4 on the penalty kill in Game 2, and have now gone six of their past seven games without allowing a goal.
2 Who's Hot
- Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist returns home tonight after going 1-1 with a 1.73 goals against average and an outstanding .955 save percentage, helping the Blueshirts earn a split in Montreal.
- Lundqvist established a single-game playoff career-high with 54 saves in Game 2 at Montreal.
3 Say What?
Alain Vigneault praises the play of netminder Henrik Lundqvist as he kept the Rangers in the game, but states the main focus now is Game 3 at The Garden.
“It was a good game. Both teams battled hard and got some looks. Both teams’ goalies made some good saves.”
— Rangers’ coach Alain Vigneault after a disappointing loss in Game 2 Friday.
4 Did You Know?
- Canadiens’ captain, Max Pacioretty is a native of New Canaan, Connecticut, and grew up a Rangers fan.