May 25, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Derick Brassard (16) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the second period in game four of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Rangers vs. Canadiens Game 4 results: New York wins, takes 3-1 series lead

The Montreal Canadiens came into Game 4 against the New York Rangers with a lot of hope but things ended rather quickly for them in overtime when the New York attack became just too much for the Habs to handle. But there’s something to be taken out of the Canadiens thrilling performance, as they managed to again force overtime against the Rangers, only this time they were the ones with the late game heroics.

Unlike Game 3 though, the Habs didn’t come out on top in overtime as Martin St. Louis was the man of the hour for the Rangers and managed to get the game winner in overtime to push the Habs to the brink of elimination.

It’s been an admirable series for Montreal, but they may end up only getting one game out of this. That being said, the series returns to Montreal for Game 5 and the Habs will be hunting for momentum. They’re wounded and the most desperate they’ve been all postseason long which means they will be pulling out all the stops to avoid elimination in Game 5.

But the Rangers have just looked too good all series long and it seems that even if the Habs can pull out a Game 5 win, it’s only a matter of time before New York finishes them off and move on to their first Stanley Cup in a very long time.

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