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 Knicks and Toronto Raptors will play a preseason game in Montreal as part of the first-ever NBA Canada Series.
The New Jersey Devils will send rookies Adam Henrique and Adam Larsson to this weekend’s All-Star festivities in Ottawa but, barring an injury replacement, will not have a player in the All-Star Game itself on Sunday afternoon.
The New Jersey Devils continue to struggle and are mired in their fourth three-game losing streak of the season. The return of their future Hall of Fame goaltender may inspire a turnaround.