Canadiens End Rangers Streak – NHL Roundup
NEW YORK (AP))— Alex Galchenyuk (gal-CHEHN'-yuk) scored 1:12 into overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 3-2 victory that cut the New York Rangers lead to 2-1 in the NHL Eastern Conference final. That ends the Rangers' five-game winning streak in the postseason.
Galchenyuk, playing only his second game of these playoffs after returning from an injury Monday, deflected a feed from Tomas Plekanec (pleh-KAH'-nehch) to win it.
The Rangers tied it with 28.1 seconds left in regulation on Chris Kreider's (KRY'-durz) goal.
Rookie Montreal goalie Dustin Tokarski (toh-KAHR'-skee) kept the Canadiens in the game with 35 saves in just his second playoff start in place of injured Carey Price.
Game 4 is Sunday night in New York.
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders agreed to a four-year contract with goaltender Jaroslav Halak (YAR'-oh-slav HAH'-lak).
The 28-year-old Halak split his eighth NHL season between St. Louis and Washington, compiling a 29-13-7 record. The native of Slovakia was acquired by New York from Washington for a fourth-round draft pick and could have become a free agent.
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The U.S. and Canada have been eliminated from ice hockey world championship in the quarterfinals. The Czech Republic scored three second-period, power-play goals on the way to a 4-3 win over the United States. Finland edged Canada 3-2.
The Czechs will take on Finland in one semifinal, while Russia faces off with Sweden in the other.