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Rangers top Canadiens 2-1; series tied 2-2

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New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner scores the first goal against Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price during first-period Game 2 NHL Stanley Cup first-round playoff hockey game action Friday

The New York Rangers, will likely not find out.

In Montreal, Alexander Radulov scored 18:34 into overtime to complete the Canadiens' comeback in a 4-3 win over the Rangers.

"He (Lundqvist) played well, for sure", said Weber.

The series is now tied 1-1, with Game 3 set for Sunday at Madison Square Garden in NY.

Game two: Predators at Blackhawks - After stealing game one at United Center, the Predators will look to go 2-0 up. "There is no secret, he has one of the hardest shots in the league and there's not many guys from the blue line who can beat you when you see it".

I'm all for letting the teams decide the outcome, but when blatantly obvious slashes and hacks are going uncalled, it gets a little out of hand. It's a good shot.

"We played very well tonight", added Price. At the end of the first frame, shot attempts were in 19-12 in favour of the Rangers, but Montreal led in shots (10-9), scoring chances (9-5), and high danger scoring chances (5-0).

The Rangers were dominant in the second period and scored twice.

Tomas Plekanec's deflection with 17.3 seconds remaining in regulation tied the score and Alex Radulov's jam-in with 1:26 left in overtime won it, 4-3. We had some zone entries and offensive-zone time in the third. Klein missed 16 straight games due to an injury before playing in six of the last seven to close the regular season.

Until that goal, the game was nearly a virtual replay of Games 1 and 2.

New York Rangers' Rick Nash (61) shoots the puck past Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) for a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in New York. San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones, bottom, makes a stop next to teammate Paul Martin (7) and Edmonton Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) during the second period in Game 4 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Tuesd. Mitchell passed to Weber, who returned the favour and provided Mitchell with an open net.

From Henrik Lundqvist on out it was a complete effort, Lundqvist again stellar in making 23 saves.

Julien said he would reserve judgment on what he's seeing from his top line.

"We know their biggest adjustment will be their compete level", he said. We've got to do a better job of sticking with it, sticking with the system, and trusting it when you're down. "We need more - it's as simple as that".

"I think we did a lot of the things we wanted to do", Tortorella said. "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".

Other times, you get last night.

"We have to bring the new momentum that we create from tonight into the next game", Nash said. He's a player we can feed off. Defenceman Nikita Nesterov and forward Andreas Martinsen will be healthy scratches Sunday. The Rangers made two lineup changes.

As had been expected, Alain Vigneault made changes to the NY lineup, inserting Pavel Buchnevich and Nick Holden for Tanner Glass and Kevin Klein.

Shea Weber is known for one of the world's hardest slap shots, so when the Canadiens defenseman wound up from near the blue line late in Tuesday night's game, all of Madison Square Garden gasped.

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