The Rangers, who are currently in ninth place, are hoping that rugged winger Ryane Clowe’s tenacity can help them climb up the Eastern Conference ladder.
Ryan Callahan defended John Tortorella after Sean Avery took to Twitter to rip the Rangers head coach.
Brendan Gallagher also scored while P.K. Subban had three assists for the Canadiens, who swept their three games with New York this season, outscoring the Rangers 9-1.
The New York Rangers have recalled forward Kris Newbury from the Connecticut Whale.
The Rangers have waived Stu Bickel, while Jeff Halpern was claimed by the Canadiens. Arron Asham appears ready to return to the Rangers’ lineup.
Brian Gionta scored the go-ahead goal 48 seconds into the third period, Brendan Gallagher added two more and the Montreal Canadiens beat the New York Islanders for the first time in three tries this season, 5-2 on Thursday night.
Big defenseman Jarred Tinordi, in his NHL debut, set up Tomas Plekanec’s tiebreaking goal in the third period, and the Montreal Canadiens extended their winning streak to five games with a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night.
Radek Martinek scored the tiebreaking goal eight minutes into the third period and the New York Islanders handed Montreal its first regulation loss in nearly a month with a 6-3 victory Tuesday night.
Rookie Thomas Hickey couldn’t have scripted his first NHL goal any better. The 23-year-old defenseman scored 3:12 into overtime to complete the Islanders’ 4-3 come-from-behind victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.
For Prust, his biggest adjustment in Montreal is learning the finer points of the French language. Meanwhile, the Rangers are struggling to replace the multi-dimensional void left by his absence.
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 are off to a 3-0-1 start, coming an OT loss shy of matching their best opening four-game stretch in club history.
Montreal Canadiens recovered from blowing a two-goal lead to defeat the New Jersey Devils 4-3 on Sunday night.
Devils attempt to remain undefeated Sunday night when they try for a ninth consecutive road victory over a Montreal.
The drop of the puck isn’t happening anytime soon. A lengthy NHL lockout appears to be on the horizon. The owners and NHLPA aren’t just far apart, now they’re firing shots at one another.