New York Rangers vs. Boston Bruins Game 1: Live Score, Updates & Analysis
The Boston Bruins defeated the New York Rangers in overtime by a 3-2 score to take Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Henrik Lundqvist made 45 saves on 48 shots, but Brad Marchand finished off a two-on-one rush in overtime to end the game in the first overtime. The Bruins crowd really woke up in the third period, sparking the Bruins to a comeback goal from Torey Krug—the first of his NHL career—that sent the game in overtime.
The Rangers scored two goals in a 16-second span between the second and third period, but it didn't matter, as they couldn't keep up with the Bruins in overtime.
Rangers need to find a way to bounce back next game. They have to be led by Rick Nash (no goals in eight playoff games) and Brad Richards (one goal in eight playoff games).
Final score once again: Bruins 3, Rangers 2.
There were a number of times in this one where it looked like the play of Jaromir Jagr could hurt the Bruins, as he had multiple turnovers throughout the game.
A number of giveaways tonight setup a flurry of chirps against Jagr on Twitter tonight.
Jagr showing flashes of 1995 by ruining a 3 on 1 by not passing and then having the puck stolen from him.— Happy Gilmore (@_Happy_Gilmore) May 17, 2013
Henrik Lundqvist kept the Rangers in a game they really had no business being in after that first power play in overtime.
Lundqvist came up with eight saves on that power play, finishing with 45 saves on 48 shots. In the end, it didn't matter, as the Rangers couldn't come up with enough offense, blowing a 2-1 lead in the third period.
Brad Marchand ends the game as he buries the puck behind the Rangers on a two-on-one rush!
Final score 3-2 Bruins.
Marchand scores with 4:20 left in the first overtime.
Henrik Lundqvist has stopped 45 of the 47 shots he's faced tonight.
One must begin to wonder how long he can keep holding the fort for New York.
Jaromir Jagr might consider passing the puck more than he has been in this game. Seems like every time he touches the puck it results in a turnover.
Trying to decide if Jagr is helping or hurting the B's— Sean (@sully_mn) May 17, 2013
Over halfway through the first overtime period here in Boston.
Boston hasn't gotten any real offensive chances since that early power play in overtime. Rangers need to get some more shots on goal, as they are being outshot 10-2 here in overtime.
9:01 to play, first overtime.
John Moore gets Shawn Thornton's shot to the face and he will head to the dressing room.
New York catches a huge break as Nathan Horton can't find the rebound on a point shot. The puck lay just outside the goalcrease, but Horton was tied up and couldn't shovel the puck into the net.
Eight shots on that last power play for the Bruins!
14:30 to go, first overtime.
Rangers' penalty killers have to stay out for almost the full two minutes as the Bruins hem the Rangers in their own end.
Jaromir Jagr hits the pipe in the power play.
Shots are 38-32.
Couple chances at either end. Neither team wants to get caught with the long change.
Rangers' Derek Dosett to the box here for interference.
17:40 to go, first overtime.
Puck drops in overtime and the next one is the winner!
Last playoff overtime game between these two teams was in 1958, per NBCSN.
Overtime puckdrop is being delayed due to excess water on the ice.
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Rangers came close to losing that game in the dying seconds on that power play there.
Zdeno Chara had a bomb from the point that was bravely blocked by Dan Giardi.
With the seconds ticking down in the third period, the Bruins hit the left goalpost with 0.1 seconds left that would have counted if it was slightly to the right.
Dan Giardi, Ryan Callahan and Henrik Lundqvist keeping the Bruins off the board on this power play.
Callahan and Giardi have been selling out to block shots, as the Rangers will survive the Bruins' power play and force overtime.
End of the third period.
Bruins 1, Rangers 1.
Boston draws a penalty as John Moore crosschecks his man into Tuukka Rask, taking the Rangers off of the power play.
4-on-4 play here for the next 25 seconds.
2:09 to play in the third period.
Rangers go on the power play with just 3:44 to go in the third period as Bergeron goes to the box for holding Ryan Callahan.
Rick Nash gets knocked on his pants at center ice. TV timeout.
5:28 remaining, 3rd period.
Over halfway through the third period now, the next goal could be the game-winning goal.
Bruins 2, Rangers 2, 8:00 remaining, 3rd period.
The Bruins' crowd has really taken it up a notch in the third period, which is good for hockey fans everywhere, because this game was a real "snoozer" before McDonagh scored to even the score in the second period.
All this game needs now is a fight to bolster the crowd energy further.
The Rangers seemed to have seized momentum early in the period by scoring their second goal in a 16-second span between two periods.
The Bruins used a Steve Eminger holding penalty to score a rare power-play goal.
The Bruins were just 3-20 on the power play in the first round against the Leafs.
Bruins 2, Rangers 2!
Torey Krug scores his first NHL goal on a power-play goal to tie the game 2-2!
17:05 remaining, 3rd period.
Rangers 2, Bruins 1.
Rangers score as Derek Stepan takes a feed and blows it by Rask along the ice.
19:46 left, 3rd period.
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