NHL Game Summary – NY Rangers at Montreal

Montreal, QC (Sports Network) - Chris Drury notched the game-winner in the third round of the shootout, as the New York Rangers clipped Montreal, 4-3, at the Bell Centre.

After Montreal's Andrei Markov began the round with a goal to tie the shootout at two-apiece, Drury beat Carey Price with a sizzling wrister from the slot to ice the game for New York.

Nik Antropov, Nikolai Zherdev and Ryan Callahan scored in regulation for the Rangers, who have won three of their last four games.

Henrik Lundqvist stopped 26 shots for the win.

Alex Kovalev, Maxim Lapierre and Markov tallied once each for the Canadiens, who have dropped three in a row.

Price took the loss despite a strong 39-save performance.

In a 4-on-4, the Rangers took a 1-0 lead 7:13 into the second period. Drury's initial drive from the right wing was kicked out by Price, but right to Antropov for a tap-in.

The Habs knotted the game only 1:34 before intermission, as Kovalev let fly with one of his trademark wristers for a power-play marker.

Zherdev opened the third-period scoring at 5:32 with a shot that changed direction off a Habs' player's stick, but Lapierre evened the score, 2-2, only 40 seconds later.

Callahan gave the Blueshirts a 3-2 edge with a little more than nine minutes left in regulation, but Markov forged another tie off a Guillaume Latendresse dish with 4:53 remaining in the third.

The Canadiens failed to cash in on a power play which bled into overtime, as Scott Gomez was whistled for tripping with 1:44 left in the contest.

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