The Rangers rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the 2nd period to score four straight goals and beat the Montreal Canadiens, 5-3, Tuesday night at The Garden. The win extended New York’s winning streak to four games, and improved their record on the season to 7-7-1.
With the score tied, 3-3, late in the game, Neal Pionk took the puck behind the New York goal, skated the length of the ice, and beat Carey Price with 2:44 to play to give the Blueshirts a 4-3 lead. The highlight reel goal was Pionk’s 2nd goal of the season.
Kevin Hayes had three assists to lead the Rangers with three points. Chris Kreider [1G, 1A] and Mika Zibanejad [1G, 1A] each had two points. Tony DeAngelo and Pavel Buchnevich tallied the other two Rangers goals.
Henrik Lundqvist made 31 saves, for his 436th career win.
The Rangers [now 7-7-1, 15 pts] play the Red Wings in Detroit Friday night.