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Michael Del Zotto
New York Rangers
New York Islanders
Derek Stepan and Marian Gaborik both scored tiebreaking goals in the third period, and the New York Rangers held on to beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Sunday.
Gaborik gave the Rangers a 3-2 lead 3:14 into the third with his 32nd goal, but David Krejci tied it for Boston at 11:42. The Bruins barely had time to celebrate before Stepan ripped a drive from the left circle that sailed past stunned goalie Tim Thomas and under the crossbar 39 seconds later.
The Rangers topped Boston for the fifth straight time, dating to last season, and opened a 12-point lead over the defending Stanley Cup champion Bruins in the Eastern Conference playoff race. New York's closest pursuer is Atlantic Division-rival Pittsburgh, which is 10 points behind.
Gaborik put the Rangers in front after Boston defenseman Dennis Seidenberg tried to get the puck out of danger behind the Bruins net. Seidenberg banked the puck off the end boards, but it caromed right to Gaborik, who made a quick shift from forward to...
BEST OF MAXIM
With defenseman Michael Del Zotto out of the lineup on Friday against the Tampa Bay Lightning, it was expected that the first pairing of Dan Girardi and Ryan McDonagh, as they so often do, would have to take on a heavier workload in DZ's absence. However, much to the surprise of many, that duty was passed straight over Girardi and McDonagh and splatted on the plate of Marc Staal...
BOSTON – Throughout the season, the Bruins have pointed at their two-headed monster in goal as one of their biggest strengths. Where other teams may have seen a potential problem with two netminders capable of being the No. 1 guy on most clubs, the Bruins saw it as enviable depth that would give them a chance to keep both fresh down the stretch when the schedule really picks up...
Pat Leonard of the Daily News reports that Ryan Callahan skated on his won before practice but didn't participate with the team.Leonard adds that Dan Girardi, Michael Del Zotto and Ruslan Fedotenko did not practice as well.No word on whether Callahan and/or Del Zotto will return to the line-up tomorrow....if I was a betting man I'd say they're both going to miss tomorrow...
Different venue, same result. The Bruins were unable to beat the Rangers once again on Sunday, falling to 0-3 against the East-leading team from New York despite a spirited comeback effort. Milan Lucic took "spirited" to a new level after the final horn sounded too, continuing to battle as time expired and leaving a Ranger or two worse for the wear when all was said and...
The Bruins lost more than just a game on Saturday against the New York Islanders. They also lost Tuukka Rask to injury for an unknown amount of time. Rask won't be travelling to New York with the team on Sunday to take on the Rangers, so Michael Hutchinson will be an emergency addition for the B's. Hutchinson is 6-11-0 with a 2.62 GAA and a .920 save percentage this season...
Tuukka Rask's injury could make life difficult for Tim Thomas and the Bruins down the stretch, but as NESN's Mark Mowers puts it, you can't count out Thomas because he's consistently proved doubters wrong throughout his career. What is evident, though, is that the B's will need to elevate their game against difficult opponents, such as the Rangers. The B's...
During the Boston College/Vermont game Saturday night, Glen Sather called into the CBS Sports broadcast to discuss Chris Kreider...
...did Sather say "if Kreider turns out to be as good as Brian Boyle I'll be overwhelmed with joy"? I'm sorry Glen, if Kreider ends up as a 3rd line player you are going to be the only member of the Rangers organization...
BOSTON – The Bruins got Johnny Boychuk back from a mild concussion on Saturday, but the rash of recent injuries continued during the course of a 3-2 loss to the Islanders at the Garden. Goalie Tuukka Rask suffered an apparent left leg injury during the second period and did not return after being helped off the ice, while forward Daniel Paille also left during the third period...
Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask suffered a lower-body injury Saturday against the New York Islanders while making a split save in the second period.Rask fell to the ice in pain and the game was stopped. He was relieved by Tim Thomas and had to be helped off the ice.Bruins coach Claude Julien said Rask will not be making the team's upcoming road trip to New York and Toronto...
Marty Turco is back in the NHL. Today the Boston Bruins signed the veteran netminder to a one-year, $600,000 pro rated contract as reported by Pierre LeBrun. The news comes after Boston learned that current backup goaltender Tuukka Rask is expected to miss the next four to six weeks with a groin / lower abdominal strain.
Turco needs to clear waivers before officially becoming...
Rask left today’s game with an injury suffered on this play.
Reporst are Claude Julien said post-game that Rask will not be making the upcoming two-game road trip but did not mention what type of injury.
8 a.m. ET: After a dramatic overtime victory over the Devils on Thursday, the Bruins will once again try to post back-to-back wins for the first time since Jan. 10 and 12 when the Islanders come to the Garden Saturday afternoon. The Bruins are just 10-10-2 since their last consecutive victories, but they have beaten the Isles in each of their first two meetings this season. They...
This is exactly what the New York Rangers will be doing tonight as the travel across the Hudson River to take on the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center.
These two clubs last met last Monday at Madison Square Garden, where the Blueshirts took care of business and shutout the Devils by a 2-0 score. It was not the most exciting game as there was only 28 combined shots.