WATCH: Rangers goalie Lundqvist chases Canadiens' Pacioretty away from net to protect 1-goal lead

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Max Pacioretty of the Montreal Canadiens is stopped by goaltender Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference First Round in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist did everything he could to hang onto a one-goal lead Friday night against the Montreal Canadiens. 

At one point he chased Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty behind his own net to keep him from making a play in the 3rd period.  

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Somehow this and 54 saves was not enough. The Rangers couldn't hold on and ended up letting Tomas Plekanec tie it up late in the 3rd, sending Game 2 to overtime where Alexander Radulov was the hero. The Habs won, 4-3, despite Lundqvist's world-class goaltending.

The series is now tied 1-1 as the teams head to New York for Game 3 on Sunday. If you haven't been watching this series, start now. Friday night's game was playoff hockey at its best -- great goaltending, physical play, high-end skill and very emotional moments. Oh, and a goalie chasing players away from his net. 

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