Rangers Grab Control With Win Over Canadiens


Published on May 20 2014 1:13 am
Last Updated on May 20 2014 1:13 am
Written by Millie Lange

Rangers Strengthen Grip On Canadiens

(Montreal, Quebec) -- The Rangers are grabbing control in the Eastern Conference Final after a 3-1 win over the Canadiens in Game Two from Bell Centre. Ryan McDonagh had a goal and assisted on Martin St. Louis' tally as New York grabbed a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Rick Nash also scored while Derek Stepan had two assists.  Henrik Lundqvist made 40 saves for the Rangers, who head home to host Game Three on Thursday. Montreal started rookie Dustin Tokarski in goal in place of the injured Carey Price. Tokarski made 27 saves while Max Pacioretty gave the Habs a lead in the first period that lasted just 17 seconds.

Blues Re-Sign Elliott

(St. Louis, MO) -- The Blues have re-signed goaltender Brian Elliott to a three-year contract extension worth a reported $7.5-million. General Manager Doug Armstrong says the team will go with Elliott and Jake Allen in net next season. That means Ryan Miller will leave as an unrestricted free agent.

Blackhawks Back In Action Wednesday

(Chicago, IL) -- The Blackhawks are back on the ice tomorrow night at United Center for Game Two of the Western Conference Final against the Kings. Chicago won Game One on Sunday, 3-1. After Wednesday's contest, the best-of-seven series shifts to Los Angeles for two games.

The Blackhawks say forward Andrew Shaw is questionable heading into Game Two tomorrow night against the Kings. Shaw has missed the last six games with a lower-body injury. He skated Saturday for the first time since sustaining the injury May 2nd against the Wild.

Monday, May 19 Scoreboard

NHL Playoffs

New York Rangers 3, Montreal Canadiens 1
(Rangers lead best-of-seven East finals, 2-0)

Tuesday, May 20 Schedule (Time Central)

NHL Playoffs

No Games Scheduled