Canadiens-Rangers: Robert Lang Scores Three in Montreal Win

Francois GendronSenior Writer IJanuary 7, 2009

On Wednesday night, the Montreal Canadiens were at Madison Square Garden to face the New York Rangers.

Robert Lang registered his 13th, 14th, and 15th goals of the season to help the Canadiens win by the score of 6-3.

With 30 points thus far this season, Robert Lang is becoming a very important part of the team, and is now appearing to be a great acquisition by GM Bob Gainey during the last offseason.

Despite the absences of Saku Koivu, Alex Tanguay, Carey Price, and Christopher Higgins in the lineup, the Canadiens are still winning games on a regular basis because of the depth of their roster. Young rookies and veterans are mixing it up in a good way right now.

With three games in hand on the Rangers, the Canadiens now are one point ahead of them in the standings. The advantage goes to Montreal at this point, should both of these teams battle for the same playoff spot at the end of the season.

Alex Kovalev, Guillaume Latendresse, and Andrei Markov also scored for Montreal.