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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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