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Canadiens defeat Rangers, push Game 6

Posted at 10:51 PM, May 27, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-27 23:12:30-04
New York Rangers v Montreal Canadiens – Game Five

Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers celebrates his second period goal at 9:48 against the Montreal Canadiens during Game Five of the Eastern Conference Final in the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bell Centre on May 27, 2014 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images)

MONTREAL (AP) — Rene Bourque had a hat trick and the Montreal Canadiens kept their playoff hopes alive with a 7-4 victory over the New York Rangers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final on Tuesday.

Alex Galchenyuk, Tomas Plekanec and Max Pacioretty also scored for Montreal. David Desharnais scored into an empty net for the Canadiens.

Andrei Markov had three assists.

Derek Stepan scored twice for the Rangers. Rick Nash and Chris Kreider also scored.

Game 6 will be played in New York on Thursday.