May 19, 2014, 8:39 PM EDT
Didn’t take long for New York to snuff out Montreal’s bright start at the Bell Center.
The Canadiens got off to a dream start in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, taking a 1-0 lead just 6:14 into the game when a hardworking cycle shift resulted in Max Pacioretty banking home his first goal and point of the series:
But, as mentioned above, Montreal’s good vibes were short-lived.
The goal continued McDonagh’s offensive assault on the Habs — through four periods of action this series, the Rangers rearguard has two goals and three assists, putting him just four points back of P.K. Subban for the scoring lead among defensemen this postseason.
- Subban: Contract in arbitrator’s hands now 17
- Flyers’ Mason broke his right pinky finger playing ball hockey 23
- Lindros, LeClair and Desjardins to be inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame 64
- It’s back! PHT’s Team of the Day summer series starts tomorrow 9
- Pens sign Spaling — two years, $4.4 million 13
- Agent: Subban hasn’t told me to make him NHL’s highest-paid D 32
- Devils sign Greene to five-year, $25M extension 18
- Subban seeking $8.5 million in arbitration, versus the Habs at $5.25 million 47
- Marchand on Plekanec: ‘I hate him. I can’t stand him’ 59
- Gettin’ paid: Gardiner inks five-year, $20.25M extension with Leafs 15
- Lindros, LeClair and Desjardins to be inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame (64)
- Cashing in: Rangers sign Brassard to five-year, $25 million deal (63)
- Marchand on Plekanec: ‘I hate him. I can’t stand him’ (59)
- Poll: Is Drew Doughty the best defenseman in the world? (58)
- Subban seeking $8.5 million in arbitration, versus the Habs at $5.25 million (47)