Mika Zibanejad scores OT winner to lift Rangers past Canadiens in Game 5, lead series 3-2

Mika Zibanejad scored 14:22 into overtime to give the New York Rangers a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference quarter-final series.

Chris Kreider's shot on a rush went off Alexei Emelin's stick right to Zibanejad for a shot into an open side.

The Rangers lead the best-of-seven series 3-2 and can end it with a win in Game 6 Saturday in New York.

Jesper Fast and Brady Skjei also scored for New York.

Artturi Lehkonen scored and set up a goal by Brendan Gallagher in the first period for Montreal.

Montreal outshot the Rangers 33-25 in regulation time but shots were 36-36 after overtime.