The Rangers have earned at least a point in three straight games following back-to-back overtime defeats. They fell behind 2-0 and 3-1 to league-leading Tampa Bay on Wednesday, but rallied to force overtime with three second-period goals before falling in the extra session.
"If that's what we're going to do against the elite teams in the league, I like the direction we're going," Rangers coach David Quinn said.
Jimmy Vesey recorded a goal with an assist in the loss. He has one goal with two assists vs. Montreal this season.
Alexandar Georgiev made 26 saves against the Lightning, but Henrik Lundqvist could return to the net on Friday. Lundqvist went 1-4-2 with a 3.16 goals-against average in February, but he made 31 saves in the November home win over the Canadiens. >> Read more
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