Rick Nash scores winner as Rangers edge Canadiens to even series at 2-2
Rick Nash’s tie-breaking goal early in the second period lifted the New York Rangers to a 2-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarter-finals Tuesday
The best-of-seven is tied at two games apiece. Game 5 is Thursday at Bell Centre in Montreal.
Jesper Fast also scored for New York. Fast and Nash’s goals were only New York’s fifth and sixth in the Rangers last seven playoff games at Madison Square Garden.
The win snapped New York’s six game losing streak at home in the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Rangers last won a home playoff game in Game 1 of the 2015 Eastern Conference final.
Torrey Mitchell found the back of the net for the Canadiens.
Carey Price made 30 saves.
Henrik Lundqvist finished with 23 saves for the Rangers.
Lundqvist’s toughest stops occurred on Brendan Gallagher and Andrew
Shaw in the first, and on an Alex Galchenyuk shot in the third where the New York goaltender turned to find the puck alongside the far post.
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