However, the Canadiens will need more from their two leading goal scorers, Max Pacioretty and Paul Byron.
Lundqvist didn't get his glove up in time, but the rocket from Weber thudded off the post and stayed out of the net.
After a disappointing loss in Game 2, the New York Rangers had a sloppy first period at home in Game 3. "It's a long series, it's a best of [seven], you've got to wear guys down". "There's no secret - he has one of the hardest shots in the league". That's not something you see every day.
I'm all for letting the teams decide the outcome, but when blatantly obvious slashes and hacks are going uncalled, it gets a little out of hand. It's a good shot.
The Oilers bounced back from an overtime loss in their first playoff game in 11 years to post consecutive shutouts and take a 2-1 series lead over the defending Western Conference champions.
Astonishingly, the Rangers have gone the entirety of their six-game home playoff losing streak without a 5-on-5 goal, their last such tally coming with 2:25 left in the third period of Game 1 against the Lightning in 2015, Dom Moore's game-winner.
Jesper Fast and Rick Nash scored the goals for NY, with the latter getting the game-winner in the second period. We had to chip pucks out. "We weren't hungry enough, we got outworked in a lot of areas". Had Davidson chosen to play the puck rather than hitting Grabner in this instance, he likely could have helped the Canadiens exit their own zone and attempt to enter the offensive zone. Finishing your check is a good play, but not at the expense of ceding control of the blue line.
Next up for the Rangers will be a must-win game on Tuesday night.
Warriors Suffocate Blazers in Game 2
Through the first two games of this series, the Trail Blazers have seen polar opposite performances from their two best players. We've got a lot of talent and we've won plenty of games in the last couple years with guys down, and that's the plan tonight".
Montreal Canadiens' Artturi Lehkonen, right, celebrates with Brendan Gallagher, left, and Jeff Petry (26) after scoring during the second period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoffseries against the New York Rangers, .
Considering the Rangers have been surprisingly better on the road and already have a win at the Bell Centre this series, they could be confident going into the next battle. The Rangers never regained any momentum after Montreal tied the contest late in regulation, and Lundqvist held his club in the game with a number of timely saves in overtime before the Habs finally scored. "They executed a pretty good game plan". We got a little bit frustrated. "As far as minutes (played) go, we'll be fine, we've got young legs". "I thought we managed the puck better and played a better game". "In the second and third period we tried, but we weren't able to find the back of the net".
But the reversal from NY in Game 4 was tangible. While New York's defence pairs remained the same as Games 1 and 2, the forward units were reconfigured.
The Rangers have a core of experienced playoff players, such as Derek Stepan and Chris Kreider, and all of these players need to take charge. Canadiens D Alexei Emelin missed his fourth straight game but could be available for Game 5 in Montreal.
As had been expected, Alain Vigneault made changes to the NY lineup, inserting Pavel Buchnevich and Nick Holden for Tanner Glass and Kevin Klein.
Alexander Radulov scored at 18:34 of overtime to lift the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers on Friday night.
If a strong effort from Lundqvist was a near given, the rest of the Rangers knew they had to be a much better team than they were in Game 3, quicker to the puck, stronger on the forecheck, smarter.