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NHL Shots on Goal: New York Rangers vs Boston Bruins

NHL Shots on Goal: New York Rangers vs Boston Bruins

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14 of the last 17 contests between the Rangers and Bruins have been decided by one goal and Saturday was no different as New York took the first of four games with a dramatic 3-2 victory in overtime.

With 3.6 seconds to go in the extra period and the Rangers on a 4 on 3 powerplay, Tuuka Rask made two saves on Ryan Callahan and Brad Richards offerings but was unable to stop Marian Gaborik from gathering the rebound and sending the game winner into the back of the net.  

“I think the guys did a great job killing it, but then an unfortunate bounce there and it’s an automatic,” said Rask, who broke his stick in frustration. “I saved it twice, right? He just wacked at it. I think I was on my stomach. Not too good of a chance at it.”

After a scoreless first period New York got on the board first when Callahan raced out of the penalty box down the left side and sent a wrister past Rask at the 1:31 mark of the second frame. Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference tied it at one a piece when he floated a backhander past Henrik Lundqvist glove side.

Gaborik put the Rangers back up by one when he grabbed a bouncing puck that deflected off of Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg and sent it past Rask. B’s defensman Adam McQuaid lit the lamp for the second time this season with a shot on net that deflected off Ryan McDonough and past Lundqvist.

Lundqvist (21-10-4) picked up the win stopping 32 of 34 shots. It’s his 7th straight year with 20 or more wins

Rask (11-4-2) stopped 30 of 33 shots on goal.  

 

 

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