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New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Alex Galchenyuk scored 1:12 into overtime and the Montreal Canadiens took an important 3-2 win over the New York Rangers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals at Madison Square Garden. New York had tied the game with 28.1 seconds to play in regulation, but the Canadiens wasted no time in overtime, as Tomas Plekanec skated in through the middle and threw the puck on net from the left circle. Henrik Lundqvist made a left-pad save on the shot, but the rebound hit off a crashing Galchenyuk in front of the net and went in to end the game. Montreal had dropped the first two games of this series at home and now trail the best-of-seven set 2-1 with Game 4 set for Sunday night in New York. Making just his second playoff start in place of an injured Carey Price, Dustin Tokarski shined in this contest as he stopped 35 shots to get his first postseason win. Andrei Markov and Danny Briere also scored for Montreal, which is hoping to get to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time since defeating Los Angeles in 1993. Lundqvist turned away 21 shots, while Carl Hagelin and Chris Kreider scored for the Rangers, who were last in the Cup finals one year after the Canadiens, also taking home the chalice in a seven-game series against Vancouver.

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