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NHL roundup: Canadiens beat Rangers in OT after scoring in final minute of regulation

NHL roundup: Canadiens beat Rangers in OT after scoring in final minute of regulation

Montreal’s Tomas Plekanec scored with 18 seconds left in regulation to tie the score, and Alexander Radulov scored at 18:34 of overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers on Friday night in Game 2 of the first-round series at Montreal.

Radulov jammed the puck in from the edge of the crease after a feed from Max Pacioretty to tie the best-of-seven series 1-1. The victory was the first for a Canadian team in the playoffs since 2015.

Trailing 3-2 in the third period, the Canadiens pressed hard and finally scored with 18 seconds left, with goalie Carey Price pulled for an extra attacker. Plekanec redirected Rad-ulov's feed past goalie Henrik...

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