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Video: St. Louis, Nash score again

May 19, 2014, 9:53 PM EDT

Martin St. Louis and Rick Nash scored their second goals in as many games on Monday night, each beating Dustin Tokarski to give the Rangers a 3-1 lead on the Habs going into the third period of Game 2 at the Bell Center.

Nash gave the Blueshirts a 2-1 lead with under a minute remaining in the opening frame, scoring his second goal of the series — also his second of the entire postseason — on a setup from Chris Kreider and Derek Stepan:

Then, midway through the second, Martin St. Louis scored on the power play — his fifth of the playoffs — which further revived the once-flatlined New York power play. At one point this postseason, the Rangers were a woeful 0-for-36 with the man advantage but have now scored seven times over the last four games:

Both these developments have to be worrisome for Montreal.

Production-wise, Nash had been a virtual non-factor throughout the playoffs but is now heating up, with three points in his last two games. It’s also concerning how well the New York power-play is clicking; Montreal only gave up three power play goals over its entire seven-game series with Boston, yet has already surrendered four through less than two games against the Rangers.

  1. billiam55 - May 19, 2014 at 9:56 PM

    lets bring this back home with a 2-0 series lead boys!

  2. infectorman - May 19, 2014 at 10:03 PM

    Bout freaking time a ref called Subban for punching the opposition.
    It’s only been going on since game 1 of the Boston series

  3. bsfan77 - May 19, 2014 at 10:05 PM

    Montrealbbr?…habsman?…They both called a Montreal sweep. No shows. Come on guys, enlighten us!

    • bsfan77 - May 19, 2014 at 10:06 PM

      Crickets! Habnots=💩

  4. LampyB - May 19, 2014 at 10:08 PM

    Boston brought out the best in the Habs but now they’ve flatlined and have averaged out. This is what we all expected to see during the Boston series but the peak lasted a bit long.

  5. 7mantel - May 19, 2014 at 10:40 PM

    The KING took the habs to school again !

    • joey4id - May 20, 2014 at 9:59 AM

      All Hail the King!

  6. nashernation - May 19, 2014 at 11:22 PM

    Nasher is seeing the light in this series. He can dominate that Habs smaller back line. He is primed for a goal scoring rampage….

  7. c9castine - May 19, 2014 at 11:55 PM

    i wanna hear all the St. Louis haters in new york now…

    still want callahan back?

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