Carey Price was only slightly busier than Lundqvist, making 24 saves for his third win during Montreal’s surge. Peter Budaj won the previous two, including a 3-0 home victory over Carolina on Monday.
Raphael Diaz added an empty-net goal with 1:06 remaining for the Canadiens, who have outscored opponents 15-5 during their streak.
Defenseman Anton Stralman netted his second of the season in the second period, but it was not enough for the Rangers, who played without top-line forward Rick Nash because of an undisclosed injury and had a five-game point streak snapped (4-0-1).
LIGHTNING 4, MAPLE LEAFS 2
In Tampa, Florida, Steven Stamkos scored his 10th goal and Benoit Pouliot had three assists as Tampa Bay beat Toronto.
Vincent Lecavalier, Alexander Killorn and Matthew Carle also scored for the Lightning, who have won two in a row after an 0-5-1 skid.
Toronto goalie Ben Scrivens had his bid for a third consecutive shutout thwarted midway through the first period on Lecavalier’s goal. The Maple Leafs, 7-3-0 on the road this year, got goals from Mikhail Grabovski and James van Riemsdyk.
JETS 2, SABRES 1
In Buffalo, New York, Ondrej Pavelec made 29 saves to help Winnipeg snap a three-game skid with a win over Buffalo.
Andrew Ladd and Bryan Little scored for the Jets, who won for the third time in 10 games while opening a season-high five-game road swing.
Jason Pominville scored for Buffalo, once again booed by their home crowd. The Sabres are 4-10-1 in their past 15 and have dropped consecutive home games for the first time since February last year.
SENATORS 3, ISLANDERS 1
In Ottawa, Andre Benoit and Dave Dziurzynski scored their first NHL goals, while Craig Anderson made 37 saves to lead Ottawa over New York. Colin Greening also scored for the Senators.
Travis Hamonic scored for the Islanders, who got 23 saves from Rick DiPietro in his third start this season.
In other NHL action, it was:
‧ Predators 4, Red Wings 3, OT
‧ Sharks 2, Blues 1