If you take an honest look at Canada’s 1-0 victory over the United States in the Olympic hockey tournament semifinal, the difference seemed to be a lot more than one goal.
Alex Galchenyuk snapped a tie early in the third period, and the Montreal Canadiens held on for their fifth consecutive win, 3-1 over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night.
The Devils defeated the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday night, 3-1.
Max Pacioretty had three goals, Scott Gomez netted his first in more than a year, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the New York Islanders 4-2 on Thursday night for their third straight win.
Neil Keefe watched the second episode of Rangers-Flyers 24-7 and wrote down thoughts on his favorite moments, as he does following every episode of the four-part series. In Part 2 of his 24/7 Thoughts, he shares his take on Henrik Lundqvist, John Tortorella, Jaromir Jagr and Mike Rupp.
Mathieu Darche scored twice, Carey Price made 20 saves and the Montreal Canadiens ended the Devils’ run of making the last 13 playoffs with a 3-1 victory on Saturday night.
The Canadiens look to continue their home dominance of the injury-ravaged Islanders on Thursday night.
Roman Hamrlik and Tomas Plekanec had power-play goals, and the Montreal Canadiens scored three times in a span of 2:46 in the first period to beat the New York Rangers 3-2 on Saturday night.
Wojtek Wolski came close to delivering the tying goal against the Montreal Canadiens in his New York Rangers debut earlier this week, but he just missed and his new team lost. Wolski gets another shot at Montreal on Saturday night.
Brian Gionta and Lars Eller scored in the first 1:38, Carey Price made 27 saves and the Montreal Canadiens beat the New Jersey Devils 5-1 on Thursday night.
Andrei Kostitsyn and the Montreal Canadiens will try to sweep a home-and-home set with the New York Islanders, who are looking forward to getting back on their home ice.
The New York Islanders have won three of four since John Tavares returned from a concussion. They’ll look to continue their surge in a matchup with one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference.