If New York advances to the Eastern Conference playoffs they will likely look at their 5-3 win over Montreal today as the turning point. The Rangers trailed by three goals early in the second period but stormed back with three goals in a seven-minute span to tie and overcame a major penalty by Ryan Hollweg to enter the third tied.
New York showed toughness, killing off the Hollweg penalty and dominating thereafter. "We needed to make a physical statement in this game," said Blueshirts boss Tom Renney of his team's turnaround. Five different players touched the twine for the Rangers, who moved closer to Philly in the Atlantic Division, while Montreal lost for only the third time in 11 games.