"They're playing very well defensively", said NY coach Alain Vigneault, who added that the Rangers' fourth line of Tanner Glass, Jesper Fast and Oscar Lindberg has been his best forward combination.
"He (Lundqvist) played well, for sure", said Weber.
Montreal Canadiens takes on New York Rangers in the NHL Round 1 game-3 tonight.
Connor McDavid and Zack Kassian scored short-handed goals to help Edmonton even the first-round series at one game apiece. "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 couldn't believe I didn't get my arm up. It's a good shot.
"We can't afford any weak links and we didn't have any tonight".
The Canadiens took advantage 3 1/2 minutes later with their second power-play goal of the game.
Fast opened the scoring at 11:39 with his first of the of the playoffs.
NY got the victor in the second when Rick Nash's backhand in tight beat Montreal goaltender Carey Price at 4:28. "We have a lot to learn".
"We have to do a better job", Pacioretty said. "It's up to us to try to limit that and also try to stick to our game plan". This group has worked extremely hard. We had some zone entries and offensive-zone time in the third. Finishing your check is a good play, but not at the expense of ceding control of the blue line.
The main statistical difference was Lundqvist had faced 118 shots - he made a career playoff-high 54 saves in the Rangers' 4-3 overtime loss in Game 2, a.k.a.
The Blueshirts struck first in the first period when right winger Jesper Fast scored his first goal of the postseason to give NY a 1-0 lead. The Rangers own the worst home record of the 16 postseason teams and lost both regular-season games at home to the Canadiens. But the Habs broke in a on a two-on-one, which went from Torrey Mitchell to Weber, back to Mitchell, easily finishing it into a gaping net. Andrew Shaw failed to finish a breakaway on Lundqvist who turned away Shaw's attempt confidently. One of the stand out players in the game, Rick Nash was able to put home a feed from captain Ryan McDonagh that ended up being the game victor. "We were able to sustain a little pressure". The team that stays even-keeled and just worries about that next shot is the team that normally ends up on top. "I thought we managed the puck better and played a better game. It hasn't changed. We go home and get ready for a game".
"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. The One Where Tomas Plekanec Scores With 17.3 Seconds Left In The Third Period - or 29 more than Price. You can flip pucks in their end all night and just chase it around, but that's not working smart.
Jake Guentzel had a goal and an assist for the Pens, who head to Columbus for Game 3 on Sunday night. You have to play physical to win and there's little space this time of year. Canadiens D Brandon Davidson appeared in his first playoff game. Game 5 is scheduled for Thursday night in Montreal. The Rangers made two lineup changes. Pavel Buchnevich made his National Hockey League playoff debut for the Rangers and Tanner Glass was a healthy scratch.
Considering the Rangers have been surprisingly better on the road and already have a win at the Bell Centre this series, they could be confident going into the next battle.