In the most pivotal game of the series, the Montreal Canadiens went into Madison Square Garden on Sunday night down 2-1 in the Eastern Conference Finals and desperately in need of a win to keep the series gap under control.
Martin St. Louis broke the hopes of the Habs with one snap of the wrist early in overtime of Game 4, leading the Rangers to a 3-2 victory and a 3-1 series lead.
St. Louis’ game-winning goal came at the 6:02 mark of the extra period. Carl Hagelin and Brad Richards assisted on the play.
Montreal fought valiantly, as they came from behind twice, after being down 1-0 in the second period and 2-1 in the third period. P.K. Subban was able to knot the score early in the third period on a power play.
Unfortunately for Montreal, that would be all that the Canadiens would be able to muster on the power play. The Canadiens were 1-9 with the extra man in Game 4 and that ultimately led to their downfall.
Prior to Game 4, the road team had won all of the games in the series. New York rewrote that script on Sunday night as they stretched their series lead on the Canadiens to 3-1 and sit one win away from the Stanley Cup Finals.
Game 5 will be in Montreal where the Rangers are undefeated this post-season and they will look to lock-up a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals on Tuesday.