"We need to trust that our shots will go in".
Goals from Arturri Lehkonen, Shea Weber, and Alexander Radulov, with the first two coming on the power play, headlined the Montreal win to give the visitors a 2-1 series advantage. But it was only a difference maker because the rest of his teammates followed suit with passionate play of their own. The game tips off at 7:00 PM EST in Madison Square Garden, Manhattan. And as convincingly as the Canadiens played in Game 2, they needed a Hail Mary tip from Tomas Plekanec to force overtime. There's no reason to think the Rangers, if they can maintain this level of intensity and with Lundqvist strong, can't win two of the next three, if necessary.
On the bright side, they're getting key saves from goalie Henrik Lundqvist.
Asked if losing the lead and the game may affect his team, Vigneault said: "When the puck drops on Sunday, we won't remember that". "Come into the building and leave everything out there". "A lot of times in Game 2, they were on top of us".
Michael Grabner, Mats Zuccarello and Rick Nash scored for NY.
"The guys were playing on their toes", Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh said.
"I thought Alex had a real good game", Julien said to Sportsnet.
Game 4 was just what the doctor ordered for the Sharks as they defeated the Oilers in dominating fashion 7-0.
The Rangers took the battle to the Habs from the get-go in front of a crowd that seemed to spend the time between Games 3 and 4 doing as much soul searching as the Blueshirts, given the passion, noise and energy that flowed from the stands.
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The visitors became more aggressive in the third period but struggled to get many legitimate chances at the net. He didn't have a shot on goal, but he was Montreal's best faceoff performer winning six of his nine draws.
Patrick Marleau, Marcus Sorensen and David Schlemko also scored for San Jose, Brent Burns had three assists and Martin Jones made 23 saves for his fourth playoff shutout. That was a complete 180 from Game 2, where the Rangers ultimately shot themselves in the foot by sitting back on their lead late in the game.
After spending Monday reiterating the importance of playing their brand of hockey, Game 4 was contested at the Rangers' breakneck pace.
Head coach Alain Vigneault praised his teams effort by saying, "We knew we had to respond as a group and that's what this group did tonight".
"So if you make minor adjustments as far as making a read or a puck decision, it could help your game".
Rangers won the first game 2-0 while Canadiens won the second at Bell center. It was evident the moment he scratched rookie winger Pavel Buchnevich, a regular occupant of the team's top-nine during that early success, who never found his way back into a regular role after early-season injuries.
"We have to at least find a way to get momentum off the power play instead of giving them momentum...if we can find ways to stay out of the box and limit their chances (that's good), but it's just executing, which is one of our main focuses for (Game 4) Tuesday".
Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price, left, gets up off the ice while other players scuffle nearby during the first period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the New York Rangers, Sunday, April 16, 201.