After pulling off a dramatic come-from-behind victory on Friday night at the Bell Centre to knot their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series at one game apiece, the Canadiens battle the Rangers on Sunday night at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan.
In Game 2, Tomas Plekanec scored the equalizer with 18 seconds remaining in regulation time, before Alexander Radulov sealed the 4-3 victory with the OT winner at the 18:34 mark of the extra frame. The Russian sniper finished the contest with three points (1g - 2a), six shots on goal and seven hits, while logging 23:20 of ice time, and was named the game's first star.
Jeff Petry and Paul Byron also lit the lamp for the Canadiens, who peppered Rangers starter Henrik Lundqvist with 58 shots on the night. For his part, Carey Price turned aside 35 of 38 shots against to earn the win.
Video: Radulov's OT goal lifts Habs past Rangers in Game 2
On Saturday afternoon, head coach Claude Julien confirmed that defenseman Alexei Emelin did not accompany the team to New York and that he would not play in Game 3. The Russian rearguard is still dealing with a lower-body injury.
Julien also indicated that he would reveal any changes to his lineup on Sunday.
Puck drop for Game 3 is scheduled for 7 p.m. EST. The game will be broadcast on Rogers Sportsnet and TVA Sports, as well as on TSN Radio 690 and 98,5 fm.