Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 3/4/12
Derek Stepan snapped a tie with 7:39 remaining in the third period as the New York Rangers edged visiting the Boston Bruins 4-3 to move one point ahead of idle Vancouver in the race for the Presidents' Trophy.Defenseman Anton Stralman, rookie Carl Hagelin and All-Star Marian Gaborik also scored, Brad Richards and blue-liner Michael Del Zotto notched two assists apiece and Henrik Lundqvist made 30 saves for the Rangers, who have won four straight at home and are 4-0-2 in their last six overall.Just 39 seconds after David Krejci knotted the contest during a 3-on-2 rush, Stepan unleashed a shot from the top of the left faceoff circle that found the top right corner of the net for his 14th goal of the season.Stralman and Hagelin scored 70 seconds apart early in a fight-filled first period to give New York a 2-0 lead.Stralman beat All-Star Tim Thomas with a wrist shot from above the left faceoff circle at 5:05 for his third goal. Shortly thereafter, Hagelin got the puck behind the net an...
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