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Lundqvist a wall as Rangers down Habs 3-1 to take control of conference final

Monday, 05.19.2014 / 10:45 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Lundqvist a wall as Rangers down Habs 3-1 to take control of conference final

MONTREAL - The New York Rangers are heading home up 2-0 in the Eastern Conference final after beating the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 on Monday in Game 2.

Ryan McDonagh had a goal and an assist for the Rangers and has six points in the series. Rick Nash and Martin St. Louis also scored.

Max Pacioretty supplied the scoring for the Canadiens.

Henrik Lundqvist made 40 saves for the win while Dustin Tokarski allowed 3 goals on 30 shots in defeat.

Tokarski was making his NHL playoff debut in place of starter Carey Price, who was injured in Game 1.

Game 3 goes Thursday in New York.

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I downplayed the first one because I thought it's just a hockey game. We just want to win the game; it's against our rival and we want the two points. I downplayed it, but now having gone through the first one I look back and say, 'Geez, that was really cool.' I think as I've grown a bit older I've got a lot more appreciation for what we're allowed to do every day.

— Capitals forward Brooks Laich on the 2015 NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh