A goal by former Canadiens Dominic Moore at 18:07 of the second period was all it took for the New York Rangers to wrap up the Eastern Conference final as the New York Rangers recorded a 1-0 victory at Madison Square Garden Thursday night. Henrik Lundqvist had little work in recording the shutout
Canadiens Game Story
The Canadiens hopes for a berth in the Stanley Cup final took a big hit Sunday night when Martin St. Louis scored in overtime to give the New York Rangers a 3-2 win and a 3-1 lead in their Eastern Conference Final series. The Rangers now have three opportunities to eliminate the Canadiens and head into their first Stanley Cup final in twenty years.
After being totally outskated and outplayed through the first half of the game and probably inspired by Tokarski’s heroics, the Canadiens started to gather their confidence in the late stages of the second period and take control. At the point where Briere had given the Habs a 2-1 in the 17th minute of the third, the shots on goal were 9-4 for the Habs. It became the Canadiens game to win, and they got the break they needed.
The Canadiens started well against the Rangers in the second game of their Eastern Conference Final series but in the end couldn’t solve Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist and after absorbing as 3-
The New York Rangers exploded for five goals in a period of just over 5 1/2 minutes late in the second and early in the third period and defeated a flat Montreal Canadiens team 7-1 in the opening game of the 2014 Eastern Conference Final Saturday afternoon at the Bell Centre. Carey Price allowed four goals on 20 Rangers shots through the first two period. Peter Budaj played the third.
The Canadiens eliminated the Boston Bruins 3-1 in the seventh and deciding game of the Eastern Conference Semi-final Wednesday night at TD Garden. Dale Weise, Max Pacioretty and Daniel Briere scored the Canadiens goals and Carey Price stopped 29 of 30 shots en route to the victory. The Canadiens will now play the New York Rangers in the Eastern final starting Saturday afternoon at the Bell Centre.
Lars Eller took advantage of a Boston turnover to score at 2:11 of the first period and Carey Price did the rest as the Canadiens shutout the Boston Bruins 4-0 Monday night at the Bell Centre. Price stopped 26 shots en route to his first shutout of this playoff season and fourth in his
For this first time in the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs the Canadiens find themselves trailing in a series. The Boston Bruins beat them 4-2 Saturday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference Semi-final series. Power play goals 32 seconds apart early in the second period presented the Bruins with a 3-0 lead from which the Canadiens were unable to recover.
The Bruins head back to Boston with a 1-0 overtime win and home ice advantage once again in their Eastern Conference Semi-final series against the Canadiens. Matt Fraser scored at 1:19 of overtime to give the Bruins a hard fought win. The series is now tied at 2 with game five scheduled for Boston Saturday night.
The Canadiens ran up a 3-0 lead on the Bruins and then had to stave off another late rally before taking a 4-2 win in the third game of their Eastern Conference Semi-final series. The Canadiens now have a 2-1 lead with Game Four scheduled for the Bell Centre on Thursday. P.K. Subban, Lars Eller and Dale Weise led the Canadiens with a goal and assist each.