Brendan Smith

Alexander Radulov lifts Canadiens past Rangers in overtime

The Montreal Canadiens were in serious trouble until Tomas Plekanec gave them new life with a tying goal with 18 seconds left. And when Alexander Radulov scored 18:34 into overtime, it gave a whole new look to their playoff series with the New York Rangers.

Instead of heading to New York trailing by two games, the Canadiens won 4-3 on Friday night to even the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal 1-1 with Game 3 set for Sunday night at Madison Square Garden.

"Every time you win you kind of change the momentum," Plekanec said. "You feel better about yourself and your game. But it's just one game. We have to get better because we haven't played a great...

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