Boston Bruins vs. New York Rangers Game 4: Live Score, Updates and Analysis
Overtime of Game 4 between the Boston Bruins and the New York Rangers is over and Chris Kreider is the hero for the Blueshirts. That goal gave New York their first lead of the game, and sent the teams back to Boston for a Game 5 on Saturday.
The Rangers began the third period down by a goal, but Derek Stepan quickly tied things up on a rare miscue from Zdeno Chara.
That was just the beginning of a wild period that would see the Bruins regain the one-goal lead on a Tyler Seguin goal, only to lose the lead again when Brian Boyle scored for the Rangers on the power play.
The teams traded chances in overtime, and the Rangers steal a game from the jaws of defeat while Henrik Lundqvist finally gets a few goals to support his goaltending.
Boston Bruins 3, New York Rangers 4 (FINAL)
Final game stats:
Boston out-shot New York, 40-32.
New York outhit Boston, 40-24.
Boston won more faceoffs, 29-25.
Boston was 2/4 on their power play, while New York was 1/4.
Boston leads the series 3-1.
Chris Kreider is the hero for the Rangers in Game 4. He's scored the OT winner for the Rangers.
This series is heading for Game 5.
Boston Bruins 3, New York Rangers 4 (FINAL)
Boston Bruins 3, New York Rangers 3 (Overtime 13:08)
Jagr had a chance for the dagger and was stopped by the King. What a shift for that line. Generated at least four legit scoring chances for the Bruins.
Boston Bruins 3, New York Rangers 3 (Overtime 13:40)
Marchand with a shot from the top of the left circle. Lundqvist saw it, and stops it. Bruins buzzing now.
This is going to be an OT of my goalie can beat up your goalie. Plain and simple.
Boston Bruins 3, New York Rangers 3 (Overtime 15:50)
Both teams have had a handful of chances to finish this game off. Things aren't calming down just yet. Still a lot of buzz going both ways.
Boston Bruins 3, New York Rangers 3 (Overtime 17:27)
Boychuk slams on the breaks and levels a Ranger. Not sure who it was be he got crushed.
I could be wrong, but this game is going to end quickly. Both teams are playing helmets to the wall hockey right now.
Boston Bruins 3, New York Rangers 3 (Overtime 19:30)
Hagelin with the first good chance of the overtime period.
Rangers maintain pressure off of the next faceoff, and Rask somehow managed to keep the puck out during a crazy scramble. Might have had some help from Hamilton.
Overtime is underway.
Stats through the first three periods:
Boston is out-shooting New York, 33-25.
New York has outhit Boston 35-22.
Boston has won more draws, 29-20.
Boston leads blocked shots, 20-16.
Boston is 2/4 on the power play, while New York is 1/4.
I just realized I posted throughout the third period that it was still the second. My apologies. I assure you that this one is going to overtime and that the third is over.
Boston Bruins 3, New York Rangers 3 (End of the 3rd Period)
And this one it going to overtime.
Rangers with some pressure. 30 seconds left.
Boston Bruins 3, New York Rangers 3 (2nd Period 0:54)
Bruins go ahead and burn their timeout. Boston's guys were trapped out on the ice after an icing.
Torts calls a timeout and manages to curse on live television for the second straight game.
Boston Bruins 3, New York Rangers 3 (2nd Period 2:50)
Krug with an outstanding shift for the Bruins. There is no way the B's have the same look without him out on the ice. He's so fast and calm.
Boston Bruins 3, New York Rangers 3 (2nd Period 3:44)
We're under four minutes here. With these two goalies that's awfully close to next-mistake-loses territory.
Shots are 12-7 in favor of the Rangers so far in the third.
Chris Kreider stuffed on a good chance.
Boston Bruins 3, New York Rangers 3 (2nd Period 5:09)
Oh boy. Didn't realize how good of a chance Brassard had until I saw it on the replay again. They won't get any chances better than that.
Boston Bruins 3, New York Rangers 3 (2nd Period 5:33)
Boyle has another outstanding look from in close and Rask just barely got an arm on it. That was more of a positioning save than a reactionary one. New York about had themselves a hero.
Rask snuffs it out. We continue tied.
Bruins back at full strength.
Boston Bruins 3, New York Rangers 3 (2nd Period 6:02)
Rangers with a lot of puck possession time on this power play, but not a lot of chances. They are looking for the perfect setup here.
Brassard got a great look and just fired it wide.
New York's power play hasn't looked this good all series long.
Torts would cut off an ear for another power-play goal here.
Boston Bruins 3, New York Rangers 3 (2nd Period 8:00)
Rangers going back on the power play after Seguin tripped up a Ranger.
We could have a situation on our hands.
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