April 18, 2017 11:59 pm
Updated: April 19, 2017 10:33 am

Rick Nash scores winner as Rangers edge Canadiens to even series at 2-2

New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) has action in front of his goal from Montreal Canadiens left wing Artturi Lehkonen (62), New York Rangers right wing Mats Zuccarello (36) and New York Rangers defenseman Brady Skjei (76) during game four of the first round of The Eastern Conference Playoffs between The New York Rangers and The Montreal Canadiens at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan, New York. Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

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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.

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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.

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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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