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New York Rangers vs Montreal Canadiens ECF Game 2


Montreal Canadians head coach Michel Therrien announced that goaltender Carey price will not be available for tonight’s game two matchup with the New York Rangers. More importantly, he will not be available the rest of the Eastern Conference Finals.

The possible starters will either be veteran Peter Budaj or Dustin Tokarski. Budaj replaced Carey Price at the beginning of the third period of game one, after a collision with Ranger forward Chris Kreider in the second.

New York Rangers forward Derick Brassard is questionable for tonight’s game with an injury sustained in game one.

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In the first period, Brassard made a pass in the open ice. Unsuspectedly, he was leveled by Canadiens defenseman Mike Weaver. Shortly after the hit, Derick Brassard was seen skating to the bench and received immediate medical attention.

Afterwards, he left the Rangers’ bench and did not return for the rest of the game.

The Montreal Canadiens look to even the series at one game a piece tonight. Puck drop will be at 8:00 pm EST.

After being outplayed on Saturday, where the New York Rangers put up seven goals, the Canadiens will look for redemption. They will have the benefit of the Montreal faithful as the games are at the Bell Center.  Can the Montreal Canadiens bounce back and get into the series, or will the Rangers send the series back to New York with a commanding lead?

On Sunday, the family of Martin St. Louis said their final goodbyes to his mother, France, who passed away during round two. Rangers teammates joined him in Montreal to lay her to rest.  Will the team be able to sue that energy and comradeship on the ice? The question is: which Rangers team shows up tonight?  Time will tell.

And that’s your preview of the storylines for game two. Please leave us your comments and share your thoughts with the staff.

 

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