In a tight, tense contest, it ultimately came down to Carey Price vs. Henrik Lundqvist. The Montreal Canadiens ultimately got the last laugh by beating the New York Rangers 1-0 on Thursday night.
A controversial goal review ended up being something of an afterthought (except for Dale Weise) as Price turned aside all 23 shots for his 28th career shutout. The Rangers had won 10 of 15 against the Canadiens at Madison Square Garden, but Montreal came out on top tonight.
Lundqvist was almost as sharp as Price in net, although he’d probably want to have Max Pacioretty’s game-winning goal back:
This marks a second straight loss for the Rangers, both coming after the All-Star break. Montreal, meanwhile, is on a roll with four straight victories. They’re also 14-3-1 in their last 18 games.