Friday, March 3, 2017

Lundqvist leads Rangers to 2-1 win over Bruins


New York Rangers @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on March 2, 2017.
Last night the Bruins hosted the New York Rangers and coincidentally enough it just happened to be Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist's birthday. Lundqvist went on to play fantastic, leading the way to a Rangers 2-1 win over the Bruins.

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

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, Rangers Pavel Buchnevich scored, giving the Rangers a 1-0 lead. Later, Rangers Oscar Lindberg scored, giving the Rangers a 2-0 lead. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 29th goal of the season, cutting the Rangers lead to 2-1.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 19 saves on 21 shots. Rask is now 30-15-0-4 with a 2.26 GAA and a .913 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 56% faceoff percentage and shots 33-21. The Rangers led the game in hits 27-24 and blocked shots 14-11. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Rangers went 0-for-4.

David Backes led the Bruins with 7 hits. David Backes and Torey Krug led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots each.

Drew Stafford, Tim Schaller, John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 7-2 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist
2) Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh
3) Bruins forward David Krejci

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 33-25-6 with 72 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 7-3-0 in their last 10 games and their home record is now 16-14-0 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the New Jersey Devils, at 7pm ET.

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