MONTREAL (AP) — When other parts of their game are sputtering, the New York Rangers have two key assets to fall back on — penalty killing and goaltending.
It’s a combo that has put them within one victory of their first Stanley Cup final in 20 years. And it has frustrated the Montreal Canadiens, who must win Game 5 Tuesday at the Bell Centre to stave off elimination.
Against the Rangers, the Canadiens are 1 for 17 with the man advantage.
Montreal’s lone power-play goal came Sunday night in a 3-2 overtime loss at Madison Square Garden. That P.K. Subban blast from the point, however, was tempered by a short-handed goal by Carl Hagelin that opened the scoring.
The Canadiens’ power play went 1 for 8 on a night when the Rangers spent 14
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