VIDEO: Canadiens, Rangers swap early fluke goals in Game 2
Montreal was all over the Rangers to start Game 2 and the Canadiens gave rookie goalie Dustin Tokarski an early lead. The Rangers got the goal right back just 17 seconds later.
In the opening minutes of Game 2, it was all Montreal Canadiens. They were without their starting goaltender Carey Price, playing in front of rookie Dustin Tokarski and came out looking like a team on a mission to make that not matter.
Max Pacioretty had a bit of good fortune on his side when he crashed the net after Mats Zuccarello couldn't handle the puck. When Lundqvist then tried to clear it, the puck instead bounced right off of Pacioretty and looped over Lundqvist into the net. Lucky or not, the Habs' strong start was rewarded and Tokarski had an early lead to build some confidence.
It lasted 17 seconds.
The Rangers were finally able to direct a puck on net and when they did, it directed right off the rump of Canadiens defenseman Josh Gorges and in the net behind Tokarski. The goal was credited to Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh.
Two goals in 17 seconds and neither came directly from a shot from an opponent. Apparently it's going to be one of those kinds of games.
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