NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. – New York Rangers was not just able to win their game against the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday night. They were able to take the cake at the 2-0 score, completely blanking the Canadiens.
Mika Zibanejad and Brady Skjei scored for the Rangers while Henrik Lundqvist was able to stop a total of 34 shots. It was for his 62nd career shutout. Lundqvist was pulled during the first period of their game against Toronto where they lost 8-5 after he gave up a total of five goals.
However, during their game on Sunday night, he was back to his stellar self, and the game was what the Rangers fans are looking forward to. Lundqvist was able to bag his 406th career win that night.
During the opening period, there were two disallowed goals for Montreal. The first one was taken away after the officials reviewed the video and found that their forward Andrew Shaw has kicked the puck into the net.
A little after 2.5 minutes, the Montreal’s score was again challenged by Alain Vigneault for goaltender interference. The game officials were able to determine that Max Pacioretty, the Canadiens captain, has made contact with Lundqvist during the play.
The first score for Rangers was from Skjei after a fortunate bounce just as the first period is starting to end. Luckily, the puck that Skjei tossed in front of the net deflected on the skates of the Montreal defenseman Shea Webber.
Zibanejad scored for the Rangers’ Sunday night match which is his third straight game score for the team at the middle of the third period, doubling the Ranger’s lead.
Ranger’s Chris Kreider and Pavel Buchnevich also assisted throughout the game giving the team’s top total of four goals with five assists in their three games during this season.
Sunday night’s game was the first meeting between the two teams since the Canadiens were eliminated by the Rangers for a total of six games during the first round of playoffs in April.