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@ Tor 
L 1-2
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@ Buf 
L 1-5
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vs. NYR 
L 1-3
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vs. SJ 
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Lafreniere scores in return home, Rangers top Canadiens 3-1

MONTREAL (AP) Alexis Lafreniere snapped a third-period tie with a power-play goal in his first NHL game back home, and the New York Rangers beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 on Saturday night for their first victory under new coach Gerard Gallant.

Lafreniere, the top pick in the 2020 draft, grew up about an hour from Montreal in Saint-Eustache, Quebec. He scored for the Rangers (1-1-1) just 26 seconds after Jonathan Drouin pulled Montreal (0-3) even.

The 6-foot-2 left wing, who turned 20 on Monday, also needed stitches to close a cut on his chin sustained in the game.

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Leaders
Points: J. Drouin2
Plus/Minus: C. Wideman2
Shots on Goal: T. Toffoli11
PIM: B. Chiarot6
Win: J. Allen0
Shutouts: J. Allen0
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 3 (31)
Shots: 95 (5)
PP%: 0.0% (29)
Penalty Minutes: 26 (10)
Assists: 6 (27)
SH Goals: 0 (19)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L OTL Pts
Toronto 2 1 0 4
Florida 2 0 0 4
Buffalo 2 0 0 4
Tampa Bay 2 1 0 4
Detroit 1 0 1 3
Boston 1 0 0 2
Ottawa 1 1 0 2
Montreal 0 3 0 0
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 10 (4)
Shots Against: 90 (3)
PK%: 61.5% (24)
Penalty Minutes: 22 (13)
Shutouts: 0 (16)
Sv%: 0.889 (21)
Injuries
Date Player Status
10/12 M. Norlinder Undisclosed injury (IR)
10/11 J. Teasdale Undisclosed injury (IR)
10/11 J. Brook Undisclosed injury (IR)
10/1 S. Niku Upper-body injury - left game (day-to-day)
9/21 M. Hoffman Lower-body injury (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/13 R. Poehling Sent to minors Laval-AHL
10/12 N. Suzuki Contract extended Eight-year contract extension
10/11 K. Guhle Assigned to Junior Club Prince Albert-WHL
10/11 A. Brooks Claimed off waivers
10/11 C. Primeau Sent to minors Laval-AHL
10/9 J. Ylonen Sent to minors Laval-AHL
10/7 C. Price Granted Leave of Absence Player assistance program
10/7 M. Pezzetta Sent to minors Laval-AHL
10/6 D. Sobolev Assigned to Junior Club Windsor-OHL
10/6 G. Bourque Released
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