Thursday, May 23, 2013

Bruins vs Rangers game 4 summary

Rangers get a freebie goal as Tuukka Rask lost his balance and the puck went by him and into the net
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Goalie Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins watches the puck go in the net on a second period goal scored by Carl Hagelin (not pictured) #62 of the New York Rangers in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 23, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
The Bruins started the game in control and dominated the Rangers but once the Rangers scored their first goal they gained momentum and played better. The Bruins and Rangers would go back and forth scoring goals and eventually go into overtime where the Rangers would win it as Dougie Hamilton couldn't get his man and Chris Kreider was able to tip the puck into the net on a 2-on-2 rush. The series is now 3-1 and will go to Boston on Saturday.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened.

In the second period, Bruins Nathan Horton scored his 5th goal of the playoffs, a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 3rd goal of the playoffs, a power-play goal, making it 2-0 Bruins. Later, Rangers Carl Hagelin scored, making it 2-1.

In the third period, Rangers Derek Stepan scored, tying the game 2-2. Later, Bruins Tyler Seguin scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, making it 3-2 Bruins. Later, Rangers Brian Boyle scored, tying the game 3-3.

In overtime, Rangers Chris Kreider scored to win the game for the Rangers.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 28 saves on 32 shots. Rask is now 7-4-1 with a 2.33 GAA and a .925 save percentage in the playoffs.

The Bruins led the game in shots 40-32, faceoff wins 29-25 and blocked shots 21-17. The Rangers led the game in hits 40-24. The Bruins went 2-for-4 on the power-play while the Rangers went 1-for-4.

Tyler Seguin and Brad Marchand had 6 shots apiece to lead the Bruins. Shawn Thornton had 5 hits to lead the Bruins. Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 7 blocked shots.

The Rangers scratched Brad Richards and Aaron Asham, as they dressed tough guys Kris Newbury and Micheal Haley.

Onto the next one
The series is now 3-1, with the Bruins leading it. Game 5 will be on Saturday in Boston at 5:30pm ET.

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