The Montreal steamroller rolls over the Rangers.
The Montreal Canadiens extended their winning streak to 5 games by defeating the New-York Rangers at the Bell centre 6-4. The Habs scored 5 unanswered goals in the 2nd period in under a 12 minute span and rolled over the Rangers.
The Rangers tried to rally back in the 3rd period but fell a bit short. Saku Koivu did not score a goal but registered 4 assists during the game. Alex Kovalev, who is heating up, scored twice including the game-winner. Tomas Plekanec registered his 20th of the season, Steve Begin, Michael Ryder and Mark Streit with the insurance marker. With the win, Montreal defeats what was the hottest team of the moment in the Eastern conference. Jaroslav Halak did just enough to get the win. He looked a bit shaky in the 3rd period. The Habs will be looking to upgrade their winning streak to 6 in Ottawa on friday.
This win combined with the Islanders, Lightning and Hurricanes losses takes the Habs one more step ahead in the playoff race.
Bring on the Senators!