MONTREAL — Alexei Emelin, Max Pacioretty and Paul Byron scored in a 62-second span during the third period to lift the Montreal Canadiens over the Rangers, 5-4, on Saturday night.
Alex Galchenyuk scored in his return after injuring his knee Dec. 4, and Brian Flynn also scored for Montreal.
Brandon Pirri, Rick Nash, J. T. Miller and Derek Stepan scored for the Rangers, who were coming off a 4-2 loss at home to Toronto on Friday night. It was the first time in eight occasions that the Rangers had failed to win the second of back-to-back games this season. The loss also ended a four-game winning run in road games.
The Rangers’ Antti Raanta played for the first time since Dec. 29 but left in the first period with a lower-body injury after stopping 10 of 10 shots. Henrik Lundqvist replaced him and allowed five goals on 22…