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Rangers Batter Canadiens 5-2

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    Rangers center Derek Stepan puts one past Canadiens goaltender Mike Condon during the second period. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Chris Kreider had two goals and an assist and the New York Rangers beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-2 on Saturday night.

    Derick Brassard had a goal and two assists for the Rangers, and J.T. Miller and Derek Stepan also scored.

    In his first game at the Bell Centre, Rangers backup goaltender Antti Raanta made 24 saves for his 10th win of the season.

    Lars Eller and Phillip Danault had goals for Montreal. Mike Condon stopped 14 of 19 shots before being pulled in the second intermission. Ben Scrivens made four saves in the third.

    The Rangers beat Montreal for the first time since Nov. 23, 2014.

    New York took advantage of a young Canadiens lineup ravaged by injuries. 

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