- Montreal is still stuck on one away from victory from home after a one-goal loss in New York.
- New York’s Ryan Reaves battles Montreal’s Michael Pezzetta during the Rangers 3-2 victory over the Canadiens on Tuesday.
Rangers defeat Canadiens again:
Chris Kreider had another goal, Kaapo Kakko scored for the second direct match, and the New York Rangers defeat the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 Tuesday night for their fourth straight victory.
Julien Gauthier also scored and Igor Shesterkin made 31 blocks to aid the Rangers to defeat the Canadiens for the fourth time in five games. New York also won at Montreal on Oct 16, blemishing the Canadiens’ home opener.
“The crew is getting together, knowing each other pretty well now,” Rangers manager Gerard Gallant explained. “It’s just clicking right now. I thought we played a real good game tonight.” Source – cbc.ca
Christian Dvorak and Josh Anderson scored for Montreal, which collapsed to 1-7-1 on the road. Cayden Primeau had 31 blocks in his initial start of the season.
“Unfortunately we didn’t get the victory as we wanted,” Primeau said. “You soak up the chance when it’s presented. It’s special to play in such a historic rink.” Source – cbc.ca
Kakko, pointless in his initial 10 matches this season, opened the scoring with 4:17 left in the first stage. The 20-year-old Finnish forward took a smooth pass from Artemi Panarin then deposited the puck past Primeau.
“The entire team is playing great right now and we are winning matches,” Kakko said. “We’re playing good in the o-zone.” Source – cbc.ca