Rangers Take Game 4; Series Tied at 2

"We can't afford any weak links and we didn't have any tonight". "It wasn't mistake-free, no games are, but I thought our guys were focused from start to finish".

Carey Price. The Rangers don't want to leave NY without a win, so they'll likely be firing on all cylinders in an attempt to jump out early.

The Rangers have learned that the Habs have a difficult time catching up when they're playing hard and fast; this is the game they need to have if they want the control.

Montreal turned the tide last Friday with a come-from-behind, overtime win at the Bell Centre, then scored two third-period goals on Sunday to notch a 3-1 win.

Although it was a stronger start for the Rangers, things got sloppy near the end of the opening frame, as a bad change left Henrik Lundqvist out to dry and the Habs evened the score at 1.

St Louis and the Minnesota Wild also appeared headed for OT, but Jaden Schwartz's goal with two minutes, 27 seconds gave the Blues a 2-1 win and 2-0 series lead. "(Radulov) made a good play at the blue line as we got in the zone.

Galchenyuk had started the season on a tear for the Canadiens, centring their top line with Max Pacioretty and Alexander Radulov for a fair portion of the first 25 games-over which he recorded 23 points and placing among the top-five scorers in the National Hockey League. They attacked consistently and while they sat back somewhat while protecting a one-goal lead in the third period, they did enough to force a slew of Canadiens icings while clogging the neutral zone.

The Canadiens tied it with 1:23 remaining in the period.

The Canadiens took advantage 3 1/2 minutes later with their second power-play goal of the game. Radulov earned his fourth assist of the series on the play. While the scoresheet reflects a Rangers' 2-0 win in Game 1, the Rangers only got one goal past Carey Price.

"We're really focusing on our game and we're focusing on what we need to do to have success", Canadiens coach Claude Julien said.

"We can't afford to have two sub-par games in a row", McDonagh said beforehand. "There were a couple of chances where we got pucks to the net and the rebounds were sitting there, and we have to dig a little deeper to come up with those second chances". However, it was NY that played with the sense of urgency that the occasion called for and the Blueshirts came away with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Montreal.

"I'm sure it's going to be tight for the rest of the way. I was trying to go to the net all night and trying to cause some chaos", Nash said.

And now the series is a best-of-three. While I am very happy to see Buchnevich back in the lineup, it is a bit of a shame that Glass, who has played so well through three games, is coming out.

And, in doing so the Rangers - gasp - won a playoff game at Madison Square Garden, snapping a six-game losing streak dating to Game 2 of the 2015 Eastern Conference final against the Lightning.

The seven goals the Sharks scored were their most this season, including the regular season. NY needs to get in the right mindset and put their best play forward if they want to grab a win in game four. With the Rangers leading 3-2 in the final seconds, Tomas Plekanec scored the tying goal after defenseman Nick Holden broke his stick while slashing Plekanec and was unable to prevent the winning deflection from near the crease.