Alex Galchenyuk

Radulov helps Canadiens beat Rangers 3-1 for series lead

Alexander Radulov and the Montreal Canadiens have gone from facing a giant hole to holding the momentum in their first-round matchup with the New York Rangers.

Radulov had a goal and an assist to lead the Canadiens to a 3-1 victory over the Rangers on Sunday night, giving Montreal a 2-1 lead in the series.

Artturi Lehkonen and Shea Weber scored power-play goals for Montreal, and Carey Price stopped 20 shots.

"I thought we were very focused from start to finish," Canadiens coach Claude Julien said. "We did a great job defensively, offensively. Also our special teams was very good tonight, two power-play goals scored coupled with the penalty...