Alex Galchenyuk scored at 1:12 of overtime to give the Canadiens a 3-2 win over the New York Rangers Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. The win cut the Rangers’ lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference to 2-1. There was a wild finish to regulation time as Daniel Brière scored at 16:58 of the third period to snap a 1-1 tie but Chris Kreider tied it at 19:31 when he deflected a shot by Dan Girardi off Alexei Emelin’s skate. Dustin Tokarski, who was pressed into service after starting goaltender Carey Price suffered a knee injury in Game 1, turned in another strong effort as he made 35 saves in only his second playoff appearance at the professional level. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 20 shots for the Rangers.

On the Mark: Defenceman Andrei Markov lifted the Canadiens into a 1-1 tie when he scored at 3:20 of the second period. Mac Pacioretty was cast in the role of playmaker as he set up Markov with a cross-ice pass. It was Markov’s first goal of the playoffs.

Getting the bounce: Canadiens coach Michel Therrien has said the Canadiens aren’t getting the bounces but the Rangers certainly got the bounce when Carl Hagelin opened the scoring at 15:18 of the first period. A turnover by P.K. Subban led to a 2-on-1 break with Hagelin and Martin St. Louis. Josh Gorges blocked St. Louis’s shot from the side of the net, but the puck bounced into the air and Hagelin batted it into the net. The Rangers dominated the first 20 minutes, outshooting Montreal 14-4.

Early night for Carcillo: The Rangers weren’t happy when former teammate Brandon Prust levelled Derek Stepan with a mid-ice hit early in the first period. That led to some extracurricular activity at the 5:51 mark of the period. Daniel Carcillo took a run at Prust and received a two-minute penalty for boarding and a game misconduct for resisting the linesman’s attempt to herd him into the penalty box. Prust and Derek Dorsett exchanged punches during the same shift with Prust getting the better of the action.