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The Rangers and the Montreal Canadiens stand during (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

The Rangers and the Montreal Canadiens stand during the national anthem before their game at Madison Square Garden. (Oct. 28, 2013)

Rangers vs. Canadiens

The Rangers fell to the Montreal Canadiens, 2-0, on Monday in their home opener at Madison Square Garden.

The Montreal Canadiens' Tomas Plekanec celebrates his second-period
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The Montreal Canadiens' Tomas Plekanec celebrates his second-period goal during a game against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden. (Oct. 28, 2013)

Chris Kreider is tripped up by the Montreal
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Chris Kreider is tripped up by the Montreal Canadiens' Tomas Plekanec during a second-period faceoff at Madison Square Garden. (Oct. 28, 2013)

Mats Zuccarello reaches for the puck between the
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Mats Zuccarello reaches for the puck between the Montreal Canadiens' Andrei Markov #79 and P.K. Subban #76 during the second period of a game at Madison Square Garden. (Oct. 28, 2013)

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The Montreal Canadiens' Tomas Plekanec breaks toward Henrik
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The Montreal Canadiens' Tomas Plekanec breaks toward Henrik Lundqvist to score a second-period goal during a game at Madison Square Garden. (Oct. 28, 2013)

The Rangers and the Montreal Canadiens stand during
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

The Rangers and the Montreal Canadiens stand during the national anthem before their game at Madison Square Garden. (Oct. 28, 2013)

Alain Vigneault looks on during a break in
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Alain Vigneault looks on during a break in a game against the Montreal Canadiens at Madison Square Garden. (Oct. 28, 2013)

The Rangers and the Montreal Canadiens stand during
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

The Rangers and the Montreal Canadiens stand during the national anthem before their game at Madison Square Garden. (Oct. 28, 2013)

The Montreal Canadiens' Lars Eller checks Brad Richards
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The Montreal Canadiens' Lars Eller checks Brad Richards to the ice during the first period of a game at Madison Square Garden. (Oct. 28, 2013)

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The Montreal Canadiens' Brian Gionta is stopped on
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The Montreal Canadiens' Brian Gionta is stopped on a first-period scoring attempt by Henrik Lundqvist during a game at Madison Square Garden. (Oct. 28, 2013)

Henrik Lundqvist makes a first-period save during a
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Henrik Lundqvist makes a first-period save during a game against the Montreal Canadiens at Madison Square Garden. (Oct. 28, 2013)

Henrik Lundqvist is sprayed with ice from teammate
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Henrik Lundqvist is sprayed with ice from teammate Benoit Pouliot while trying to make a save during a game against the Montreal Canadiens at Madison Square Garden. (Oct. 28, 2013)

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