Didn’t take long for New York to snuff out Montreal’s bright start at the Bell Center.
The Canadiens got off to a dream start in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, taking a 1-0 lead just 6:14 into the game when a hardworking cycle shift resulted in Max Pacioretty banking home his first goal and point of the series:
But, as mentioned above, Montreal’s good vibes were short-lived.
The Habs surrendered the equalizer just 17 seconds after Pacioretty’s goal, as Ryan McDonagh’s wrister caromed off Josh Gorges and behind Dustin Tokarski:
The goal continued McDonagh’s offensive assault on the Habs — through four periods of action this series, the Rangers rearguard has two goals and three assists, putting him just four points back of P.K. Subban for the scoring lead among defensemen this postseason.
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This dominant win is a heck of a way for the Kings to begin an imposing seven-game road trip, which continues against the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Bruins probably want to burn the tape on this one themselves, as they’re about to head on a six-game road trip.
Per @EliasSports: @LAKings had 9 different skaters score in a game for 5th time in franchise history. Last: Jan. 21, 1987 vs. PIT (10-5 W).
Some hockey players resist the urge to wear a visor, at least if they’re given that choice.
Perhaps a few will say “Hey, Nathan Beaulieu will just punch it off anyway.”
Maybe not, but Beaulieu provided a rather unique moment in his fight with Cedric Paquette during the Montreal Canadiens – Tampa Bay Lightning game. You can watch that bout in the video above, and see a cut on the Lightning pest’s face from that blow.