|NYR||1||0||1||(0 - 0)||2|
|MTL||3||0||0||(0 - 0)||3|
MONTREAL (AP) - Roman Hamrlik and Tomas Plekanec had power-play goals, and the Montreal Canadiens scored three times in a span of 2:46 in the first period to beat the New York Rangers 3-2 on Saturday night.
James Wisniewski assisted on both power-play goals. He set up Hamrlik's tying goal 13:19 in and Plekanec's 14th goal, which made it 2-1, at 14:50. Andrei Kostitsyn scored Montreal's final goal at 16:03.
| Highlights of the Canadiens-Rangers game
Carey Price made 31 saves for the Canadiens, who beat the Rangers 2-1 in New York on Tuesday. Montreal, which lost to Pittsburgh on Thursday, is on a 5-1-1 run.
Mats Zuccarello drew the Rangers within one 6:57 into the third. Brian Boyle, who scored his 15th goal, was denied from netting the tying goal moments later on a pad save by Price. The Canadiens goalie also made a sprawling stop on Wojtek Wolski's backhand with less than 5 minutes remaining.
Price made several more stops in the final minute after Montreal defenseman Hal Gill was called for hooking Boyle behind the Canadiens net with 1:05 left in the third.
Henrik Lundqvist stopped 38 shots for New York, which had scored just one goal in each of its previous two games - including a 1-0 win Thursday over NHL-leading Vancouver.
Hamrlik drew Montreal even at 1 with his fourth goal after New York's Brandon Dubinsky was sent off for roughing. The veteran defenseman drove a slap shot from the point that struck Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi on its way past Lundqvist.
Mike Sauer was serving New York's second penalty for tripping 1:31 later when Plekanec put the Canadiens up 2-1. The Montreal center stopped P.K. Subban's pass with his right skate and snapped a shot into the right side of the net.
Kostitsyn increased the lead to 3-1 with his first goal in 10 games. He drove to the slot and one-timed Jeff Halpern's pass into the top of the net for his 11th goal, and first since Dec. 23.
Lundqvist drew a roughing penalty at 17:40 of the second after he jumped on Max Pacioretty and threw a punch with his blocker. The forward, who was pushed into Lundqvist by Dubinsky, was given a double minor for closing his hand on the puck. Dubinsky and Montreal captain Brian Gionta were given roughing penalties.
Boyle gave the Rangers a 1-0 lead 6:58 in when he jammed home a loose puck in the crease from the side of the net.
NOTES: Rangers coach John Tortorella used his timeout before a faceoff in Montreal's zone with 1:22 remaining. ... Canadiens LW Michael Cammalleri returned after missing two games because of strep throat.
|Brian Boyle (15) Wrist shot - ASST: Brandon Prust (11), Dan Girardi (18)|
1 - 0 NYR
|PPG - Roman Hamrlik (4) Slapshot - ASST: James Wisniewski (24), Mike Cammalleri (17)|
1 - 1 Tie
|PPG - Tomas Plekanec (14) Wrist shot - ASST: P.K. Subban (12), James Wisniewski (25)|
2 - 1 MTL
|Andrei Kostitsyn (11) Slapshot - ASST: Jeff Halpern (11)|
3 - 1 MTL
|Mats Zuccarello (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Derek Stepan (13), Dan Girardi (19)|
3 - 2 MTL
|P.K. Subban Slashing against Brandon Dubinsky|
|Brandon Dubinsky Roughing against P.K. Subban|
|Michael Sauer Tripping against Scott Gomez|
|Travis Moen Fighting (maj) against Kris Newbury|
|Kris Newbury Fighting (maj) against Travis Moen|
|Jaroslav Spacek Delaying Game-Puck over glass|
|Derek Stepan Too many men/ice - bench|
|Brandon Dubinsky Tripping against Jaroslav Spacek|
|Max Pacioretty Closing hand on puck|
|Brian Gionta Roughing against Henrik Lundqvist|
|Max Pacioretty Roughing against Brandon Dubinsky|
|Brandon Dubinsky Roughing against Brian Gionta|
|Henrik Lundqvist Roughing against Max Pacioretty|
|Hal Gill Hooking against Brian Boyle|
|SA: 41||TOI: 58:33|
|Saves: 38||EV: 27 - 28|
|PIM: 2||PP: 10 - 12|
|SV%: .927||SH: 1 - 1|
|SA: 33||TOI: 60:00|
|Saves: 31||EV: 26 - 28|
|PIM: 0||PP: 5 - 5|
|SV%: .939||SH: 0 - 0|