Thursday, January 24, 2013

Rangers finally win, beat Bruins in overtime

Rangers Marian Gaborik scores the game winning goal in overtime
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 23: Marian Gaborik #10 of the New York Rangers scores a hat-trick as the game-winning goal in overtime against Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins at Madison Square Garden on January 23, 2013 in New York City. The Rangers defeat the Bruins 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Scott Levy/NHLI via Getty Images)
The New York Rangers got their revenge against the Bruins on Wednesday night with a 4-3 overtime win despite blowing their lead twice during regulation. Watch the game summary video here.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Rangers Marian Gaborik scored two goals to give the Rangers a 2-0 lead. With less than three minutes in the period, Rangers Brian Boyle took a late shot on an offsides and Bruins Adam McQuaid went right at him and they had an ok fight. Watch the fight here.

In the second period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored a power-play goal, his 2nd goal of the season, making it 2-1 Rangers. Rookie Dougie Hamilton received an assist on the goal, which was his 1st career NHL point. Later, Bruins Milan Lucic scored his 2nd goal of the season tying the game 2-2. Not even a minute later though, Rangers Taylor Pyatt scored to make it 3-2 Rangers.

In the third period, Bruins Nathan Horton scored his 1st goal of the season to tie the game 3-3.

In overtime, Marian Gaborik swatted the puck out of mid-air on this own rebound chance to win the game for the Rangers 4-3.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 29 saves on 33 shots. Rask is now 2-0-1 with a 1.95 GAA and a .926 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in faceoff wins 36-17. The Rangers led the game in shots 33-29, hits 28-20 and blocked shots 25-9.

The Bruins went 1-for-5 on the power-play while the Rangers went 0-for-5.

Dougie Hamilton led the Bruins with 4 shots. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 hits. Patrice Bergeron went 12-3 in the faceoff circle. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins in ice time with 23:57.

Player notes
Defenseman Dennis Seidenberg missed his second game and Aaron Johnson again played. Seidenberg is still day-to-day as the team is being cautious with his injury especially with the shortened busy schedule.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 2-0-1 with 5 points and leading the Northeast Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Friday at 7pm ET in Boston.

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