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Alexander Radulov lifts Canadiens beat Rangers in overtime

  • New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) scores the first goal against Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) during first-period Game 2 NHL Stanley Cup first-round playoff hockey game action Friday, April 14, 2017, in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

    New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) scores the first goal against Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) during first-period Game 2 NHL Stanley Cup first-round playoff hockey game action Friday, April 14, 2017, in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York Rangers' Mats Zuccarello, right, celebrates his goal against the Montreal Canadiens with teammates Derek Stepan, left, Chris Kreider, center right, and Brady Skjei during the second period of Game 2 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series Friday, April 14, 2017, in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)

    New York Rangers' Mats Zuccarello, right, celebrates his goal against the Montreal Canadiens with teammates Derek Stepan, left, Chris Kreider, center right, and Brady Skjei during the second period of Game 2 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series Friday, April 14, 2017, in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist makes a save against the Montreal Canadiens during the second period of Game 2 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series Friday, April 14, 2017, in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)

    New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist makes a save against the Montreal Canadiens during the second period of Game 2 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series Friday, April 14, 2017, in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Alexander Radulov scored at 18:34 of overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers on Friday night in Game 2 of the first-round series.

Radulov jammed the puck in from the edge of the crease after a feed from Max Pacioretty to tie the best-of-seven series 1-1. The victory was the first for a Canadian team in the playoffs since 2015.

Game 3 is Sunday night in New York.

Trailing 3-2 in the third period, the Canadiens pressed hard and finally scored with 18 seconds left, with goalie Carey Price pulled for an extra attacker. Tomas Plekanec redirected Radulov's feed past goalie Henrik Lundqvist to force overtime.

Jeff Petry and Paul Byron also scored for Montreal, which wasted early leads of 1-0 and 2-1. Michael Grabner, Mats Zuccarello and Rick Nash scored for New York.