NHL: Canadiens End Rangers Streak
NEW YORK (AP))— Alex Galchenyuk scored 1:12 into overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 3-2 victory that cut the New York Rangers lead to 2-1 in the NHL Eastern Conference final. That ends the Rangers' five-game winning streak in the postseason.
Galchenyuk, playing only his second game of these playoffs after returning from an injury Monday, deflected a feed from Tomas Plekanec to win it.
The Rangers tied it with 28.1 seconds left in regulation on Chris Kreider's goal.
Rookie Montreal goalie Dustin Tokarski kept the Canadiens in the game with 35 saves in just his second playoff start in place of injured Carey Price.
Game 4 is Sunday night in New York.
Halak signs 4-year deal
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders agreed to a four-year contract with goaltender Jaroslav Halak.
The 28-year-old Halak split his eighth NHL season between St. Louis and Washington, compiling a 29-13-7 record. The native of Slovakia was acquired by New York from Washington for a fourth-round draft pick and could have become a free agent.
US, Canada out in quarters
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The U.S. and Canada have been eliminated from ice hockey world championship in the quarterfinals. The Czech Republic scored three second-period, power-play goals on the way to a 4-3 win over the United States. Finland edged Canada 3-2.
The Czechs will take on Finland in one semifinal, while Russia faces off with Sweden in the other.