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New York Rangers
Ugh.That's my assessment of Game 4. The Bruins had the game in the bag. A two goal lead courtesy of Nathan Horton scoring through King Hank's five-hole and Torey "Kruger" Krug's rising missile that picked the top corner at a wicked speed. Everything was great. The B's had survived the first period 0-0, and as they say, 0-0 on the road after one period gone, the road team is winning. Or something along those lines.Those two goals gave me all the assurance I needed that this series was over. "The Bruins steamroll over the Rangers in four straight, await (most likely) the Penguins in the Eastern Conference Final." But no, now we all have to sit and stew with this result, digest it and puke it out, and reset our Saturday plans for a very obnoxious and annoying 5:30 pm puck drop at the Garden. Here are the few points I take away from Game 4 in Noo Yawk1. Doug Hamilton should probably call his tailorBecause he will get a good look at Game 5 from the 9th...
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Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask gave up an easy goal in the second period of Thursday night's Game 4 against the New York Rangers when he tripped himself up and couldn't recover in time to stop Carl Hagelin's backhand shot on the net.
Bruins defender Johnny Boychuk deflected Hagelin's shot and really slowed it down, while Rask was positioning himself for a quick...
A.B. According to Toucher & Rich and descriptions/comments on numerous websites – the unnamed reporter from 98.5 The Sports Hub angered Bruins goalie, Tuukka Rask, by touching (and possibly knocking over) his iPad.
For me, the story isn’t the swearing on live television. For me, the stare down is the story. If Tuukka had punched the reporter in the face I wouldn’t have...
Bruins fans, look away.
After winning the first three games of their Eastern Conference semifinal series, the B’s AHL affiliate in Providence proceeded to drop four straight to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (Pittsburgh’s farm club), who completed the comeback with a 5-0 shellacking of the P-Bruins on their home ice Wednesday night.
It marked just the third time in AHL history...
Tonight the Boston Bruins have a chance to sweep the Rangers in the Eastern Conference Semi Finals. The Bruins have been the better team despite what Lundqvist saying that the Bruins have had "lucky bounces" and that's why the Bruins are up 3-0 in the series. The Bruins have played great most of the series. Whether it's because the Rangers are just that bad or...
There is still a lot of playoff hockey to play (any Bruins fan will assure you that the team’s second-round series with the Rangers is not close to being over), but it’s not too early to take a look at who some of Boston’s top performers have been so far.
The short list obviously has to include goalie Tuukka Rask, who leads all netminders with seven wins in the postseason and...
Jean Ratelle was the leading offensive threat on a team that made the Finals.
I’ll admit, I think I’m taking the Boston Bruins’ Game 4 loss to the New York Rangers than most fans, at least judging from the fairly mild reaction on Twitter, and in some conversations with fellow B’s backers. The general mood seems to be that we’re still up 3 games to 1. My mood on the other...
Boston Bruins all-world defenseman Zdeno Chara was lazy with the puck this time and it cost the Boston Bruins a goal. Rangers forward Derek Stephan was Johnny on the spot as he put the puck in the net before the Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask could get set on his post. Chara's untimely slipup/turnover caused the game to be tied again at 2-2.
Zdeno Chara gets...
Since the Bruins went into overtime with the Rangers on Thursday, comparisons to Boston’s 2010 series against the Philadelphia Flyers started popping up.
NESN’s Billy Jaffe said this is a completely different situation, though. Jaffe said he’s tired of hearing about comparisons to that series.
Jaffe says the Bruins are playing much better now that they even were against the...
As the New York Rangers won game four against the Boston Bruins to stay alive in their playoff series, the Rangers got a gift goal in the second period as Bruins goaltender Tuuka Rask lost his balance.
Watch as New York's Carl Hagelin gets the goal as Rask falls on his behind before the shot is even attempted:
The New York Rangers visit the Boston Bruins at TD Garden for Game 5 of their Eastern Conference Semifinals match-up starting at 5:30 p.m. The Bruins lead the series 3-1. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
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Think about this, Torey Krug has played in a grand total of five Stanley Cup Playoff games, all in the second round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs and the Boston Bruins are 4-1.
Krug scored (4g-1a—5pts) in that second round and that is the most by a rookie defenseman since Glen Wesley scored six goals during the 1988 Stanley Cup Playoffs, when Wesley scored (6g-8a—14pts...
The New York Rangers defeated the Boston Bruins by the score of 4-3 in overtime, tonight. The Bruins lead the series 3-1. For a box score go to Yahoo! Sports.
...obviously coming back from 0-3 deficit is a near impossible task, but when you see what happened to Rask on the Hagelin goal, you have to wonder if there's a little magic going on here for the Rangers.
Yes, the Bruins had a few brain farts and gave away Game Four to the New York Rangers.
Yes, Tuukka Rask let in a goal that he soon rather forget. The slo-mo goal from hell was like watching a horror movie. You see the killer behind your lady and all you can do is scream….NOOOOOO!
However, this is not 2010, but don’t tell MSG Reporter Stan Fischler that:
TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Boston Bruins tonight at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. — TV: CNBC; Radio: ESPN 98.7), in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series. The Blueshirts trail in the series, 3-0, following a 2-1 loss in Game 3 on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. The loss ended New York’s nine-game winning [...]
Well, it was fun while it lasted. The Bruins –the better team throughout the series– sent the Rangers home today with a 3-1 win in Game Five. Torey Krug was an absolute killer in this series, and he scored the game tying goal in this game. That’s the season, so here’s the final goal breakdown of the year:
Rangers 1, Bruins 0
Lots of things done right on this shift.