NEW YORK — Martin St. Louis scored in overtime to move the New York Rangers one win away from their first Stanley Cup final in 20 years with a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday.
The win, which gave the Rangers a 3-1 series lead, marked the first time the home side had won in the Eastern Conference final.
Carl Hagelin had a short-handed goal and assisted on the overtime winner, and Derick Brassard also scored for the Rangers in regulation.
Francis Bouillon and P.K. Subban scored for Montreal, while David Desharnais chipped in with two assists.
Hagelin opened the scoring 7:18 into the game on a backhand shot from Brian Boyle and Ryan McDonagh, and the Rangers took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission despite being outshot 11-9.
Bouillon put the Canadiens on the board eight minutes into the second period, but Brassard’s goal with 56 seconds remaining in the frame gave New York a 2-1 advantage.
Subban tied the game two minutes into the third period, scoring Montreal’s only power-play goal on seven chances in regulation. The Canadiens were 0 for 1 in power-play opportunities in overtime.
Game 5 is Tuesday night in Montreal.