Despite two first-period goals by former Montreal players, the Rangers fell to the Canadiens in overtime, 4-3, on Thursday at Madsion Square Garden.
Marcel Hossa opened up the game early with a netter at 1:05 into the game. The Habs responded with a pair of gaols and Martin Rucinsky countered with the equalizer to round out the first period. Montreal scored at 6:07 in the second to give the Canadiens a 3-2 lead. Late in the third period, Dominic Moore tallied his first NHL goal to tie the game again and force the extra period, but the Habs netted a shot at 2:10 in overtime to come out on top.
Kevin Weekes was in goal for the Rangers and turned aside 24 or 28 Montreal shots.