Before the Easter weekend it looked like the New York Rangers were on the verge of taking a 2-0 series lead over the Montreal Canadiens. But after an overtime goal from Habs forward Alex Radulov and a pitiful performance from the Rangers in a game 3 loss, they now find themselves down 2-1. It’s not all bad news for the Blueshirts these days however, because it appears that they’ll get one of their offensive weapons back for game 4.
If head coach Alain Vigneault’s practice lines are any indication, it appears that talented Russian sniper Pavel Buchnevich will draw back into the lineup. Buchnevich was a surprise scratch for game 1 and 2 of the series, as Vigneault opted to go with the more experience Tanner Glass in his place. However, with the Rangers now starving for offence it looks like they’ll turn back to Buchnevich.
In 41 games during his rookie campaign, the 22 year-old has produced 8 goals and 20 points. If he does in fact draw into the lineup tomorrow night, it will be his NHL playoff debut.