Montreal Canadiens beat New York Rangers in overtime

Reuters News
Posted: May 22, 2014 11:27 PM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Montreal Canadiens center Alex Galchenyuk stuffed in a rebound 72 seconds into overtime to beat the New York Rangers 3-2 on Thursday to bring the visitors within 2-1 in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Galchenyuk put a sudden end to a pulsating game when he cleaned up after a strong shot from Tomas Plekanec bounced off Rangers brilliant goalie Henrik Lundqvist.

The Rangers, who were looking to take a 3-0 stranglehold on the best-of-seven series, sent the game into overtime when Chris Kreider knocked in the equalizer with 29 seconds left.

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(Reporting by Larry Fine; Editing by Julian Linden)