5 Things to Know: Rangers vs. Canadiens, Game 3

BY: DAVID KOLB

GAME 3: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. MONTREAL CANADIENS
Coverage begins at 6 PM on MSG and MSG GO
Rangers & Habs Series Tied At 1-1

The Rangers look to capitalize Sunday when they take the series to The Garden.

1 Where They Stand

April 9, 2017: The New York Rangers face the Pittsburgh Penguins at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

  • 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?

“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?

Rangers Skjei Canadiens Pacioretty Away 041417 Getty

  • Canadiens’ captain, Max Pacioretty is a native of New Canaan, Connecticut, and grew up a Rangers fan.

5 Must-See Video

Al Trautwig, Steve Valiquette, and Ron Duguay dissect Henrik Lundqvist’s sensational performance in Game 2.