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.
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.
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.
Tomas Plekanec and Jeff Halpern each had a goal and an assist and the Montreal Canadiens extended their winning streak to three with a 5-3 victory over the New York Islanders on Wednesday night.
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.