PREVIEW: RANGERS VS CANADIENS
May 29, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
MONTREAL CANADIENS (2-3) AT NEW YORK RANGERS (3-2), 8 P.M.
(SportsNetwork.com) - The Montreal Canadiens will attempt to stave off elimination for a second time when they visit the New York Rangers on Thursday for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals.
The Canadiens entered Tuesday's Game 5 on home ice down 3-1 in this best-of- seven series, but came through with a 7-4 triumph to stay alive. Rene Bourque sparked the victory with his first postseason hat trick as the Habs kept their season going by winning a sloppy yet entertaining contest at the Bell Centre.
If Montreal is able to pick up a road win on Thursday, the Canadiens and Rangers would meet Saturday at the Bell Centre for a Game 7 clash with a spot in the Stanley Cup Finals on the line. Both teams are attempting to get back to the Cup Finals for the first time since the 1990s. Montreal was the last team based in Canada to win it all in 1993, but has yet to return to the Cup Finals, and the Rangers are aiming to get back to the final stage for the first time since winning their last championship in 1994.