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Rangers break playoff precedent with loss

Stanley Cup Playoffs - Eastern Conference Finals – Game 3

Canadiens 3, Rangers 2 OT (Rangers lead series 2-1)

* Alex Galchenyuk (MTL): GW goal at 1:12 of 1st OT; 1st playoff goal this season, 2nd of career

* Andrei Markov (MTL): goal, broke 29-game postseason streak without a goal; last came on April 26, 2008

* Daniel Briere (MTL): 53rd career playoff goal

* Carl Hagelin (NYR) 5th goal of 2014 playoffs; 3 career goals prior to 2014

* Martin St. Louis (NYR): assist, 7th of playoffs, 12 points in 17 playoff games; had 8 points in 18 regular season games for Rangers

* Dustin Tokarski (MTL): 35 saves; 1st career postseason victory

* Chris Kreider (NYR): game-tying goal at 19:31 of regulation; 3 straight games with a point, ties longest streak of season (playoffs or regular season)

* Rangers: killed both power plays, now 22/22 on PK last 8 games

* Rangers: snap streak of 5 straight games allowing 2 goals or less

FROM ELIAS: The Rangers lost to the Canadiens in overtime in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals, after Chris Kreider's goal with 28.1 seconds left to play in the third period tied the score at 2–2 for the Rangers. It was the sixth time in this year's playoffs that a team scored a tying goal in the final minute of regulation time but it was the first time that the team that scored the last-minute equalizer did not win the game in overtime. The previous five last-minute tying goals in this year’s playoffs were scored by the Colorado Avalanche's Paul Stastny (Game 1 vs. Minnesota Wild), the St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko (Game 2 vs. Chicago Blackhawks), the Columbus Blue Jackets’ Brandon Dubinsky (Game 4 vs. Pittsburgh Penguins), the Anaheim Ducks’ Devante Smith-Pelly (Game 6 at Dallas Stars) and the Los Angeles Kings’ Marian Gaborik (Game 1 at Anaheim).