Found May 17, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, Henrik Lundqvist, the face of the Rangers and the face behind the mask, did not even attempt to mask the bitter pain of yet another overtime defeat. This one cut to the core of the goaltender, who blamed himself, and who might have blamed anyone in sight, for the 3-2 loss to the Bruins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semfinals last night that left him oh-for-three in OTs this year and with a career OT playoff record of 3-11. “I think I made a bad, bad decision,” Lundqvist said, castigating himself for the two-on-one goal that Brad Marchand scored off a Patrice Bergeron right-wing rush feed at 15:40. “It was a tough play, but I could have played it better. “I have to see the guy [Marchand] in the middle. I knew he was coming, but I was too focused and too locked in on the puck. That’s why I made a stretch move instead of being able to keep my pads together.” continued and watch the Marchand OT goal below... Continue re...

Bruins to Create Traffic In Front of Lundqvist

It's obvious that if the Bruins want to beat the Rangers they're going to have to go through Henrik Lundqvist. And their GM Peter Chiarelli  thinks the best way to do that is by creating traffic in front (via Bruins Daily)... “We’re talking about traffic. We’re talking about net front and we’re talking about getting pucks deep. Really, it’s a simple recipe...

Bruins face Lundqvist and shot-blocking Rangers

Putting the puck past Henrik Lundqvist is a huge challenge for the Boston Bruins. Of course, they have to get it to him first and that's a tough task against the shot-blocking New York Rangers. ''They're definitely going to be laying down to block those shots,'' Boston forward Patrice Bergeron said after practice for Thursday night's series opener. ...

Rangers/Bruins Series All About Lundqvist

from Sportsnet, For the Bruins to win: The Bruins will have to continue their impressive faceoff prowess to keep the Rangers hemmed in their own end. New York’s defence has been susceptible against teams with strong forechecking, and Boston won a league-high 60 per cent of its faceoffs in its first-round win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Boston’s top line — Milan Lucic...

Henrik Lundqvist makes incredible save of Milan Lucic shot (Video)

Sometimes, it's good to have eyes in the back of your head as New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist found out as he robbed Boston's Milan Lucic of a goal in game one of their second round playoff series. Keep an eye on the puck as Henrik makes the initial save and then covers it before another attempt can be made at it by the swarming Bruins players: (Courtesy of SB Nation)

Brad Marchand Ends Interesting Day With Overtime Game-Winner Against Rangers in Game 1

BOSTON — Brad Marchand left the TD Garden ice before expected on Thursday morning after suffering an apparent injury at Bruins’ morning skate. It was cause for concern for Bruins fans to say the least. It was nothing, assured Bruins coach Claude Julien, and sure enough Marchand was out there for Game 1 against the New York Rangers just a few hours later. The next time Marchand...

Marchand delivers to lift Bruins over Rangers 3-2

Brad Marchand left the morning skate early. The Bruins were thrilled he was on the ice at the end of the game Thursday night. More precisely, just a few feet from the empty side of the net. Patrice Bergeron made a perfect pass across the slot and Marchand tipped the puck in with 4:20 left in the first overtime. That gave Boston a 3-2 win over the New York Rangers in the opener...

Rangers-Bruins Preview

Putting the puck past Henrik Lundqvist is a huge challenge for the Boston Bruins. Of course, they have to get it to him first and that's a tough task against the shot-blocking New York Rangers. ''They're definitely going to be laying down to block those shots,'' Boston forward Patrice Bergeron said after practice for Thursday night's series opener. ...

Marchand lifts Bruins to Game 1 win

Brad Marchand scored with 4:20 left in the first overtime and the Boston Bruins beat the New York Rangers 3-2 in the first playoff game in 40 years between the Original Six teams. Marchand, Boston's top goal scorer in the regular season, got his first of the postseason on a pass from Patrice Bergeron. Marchand had carried the puck up the right side, passed it to Bergeron and...

Brad Marchand wins in O.T. for the Bruins... 3-2

The Boston Bruins were lucky to get the win against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round, the Boston Bruins outshot the New York Rangers 48-35 and had a 16-5 edge in shots in the overtime period. New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist kept the Rangers in the game by stopping 45/48 shots. Brad Marchand had two points in the first six games that he played in during the...

Not A Bad Time For Your First Post-Season Goal

Especially if you're Brad Marchand... Here's how you get a dirty goal for a 1-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference Semis... ((HT: NHL on NBC/FredMurtz)) Keith Jones, in studio, admitted that he thought the Rangers had a better Game 1. But, in the end, it doesn't matter... A defenseman jumps into the play a little too much... and that's the end result...

Managing, and Excusing, the Ever Repeating Loop of Mediocrity

“I hope the Caps win a Stanley Cup before I’m dead.” — Kevin Fletcher, age 7, Alexandria, Virginia, earlier this week, relayed by his father on Facebook. The definition of precocious there. Good luck with that, Kevin. This Henrik Lundqvist offered to the Washington Post deep into Monday night: “The great thing is we managed to win the series without playing our absolute...

Brad Marchand OT goal sends Bruins to 1-0 series lead over the Rangers, Tortorella doesn't want complicated questions

Brad Marchand's overtime goal sends Bruins to 1-0 series lead over the Rangers. John Tortorella, afterwards, was not in the mood for long questions. **Follow us on Twitter or Facebook.... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Brad Marchand Leaves Morning Skate With Apparent Injury, ‘Wincing in Pain’

Dennis Seidenberg, Andrew Ference and Wade Redden were all missing from morning skate on Thursday, but they weren’t alone. Winger Brad Marchand left the ice early with an apparent injury according to reports. Marchand left about 20 minutes into the skate during 2-on-1 drills. Newsday’s Steve Zipay tweets that it wasn’t a hit and that  he “may have pulled something.” Prior...

Thursday's best: Now THAT's hockey!

Entering Thursday night, three games had been played in the 2013 Stanley Cup conference semfinals, and were decided by a combined 10-2 score. Then one of the NHL's oldest rivalries renewed, and one of its newest intensified, and we finally got that exciting playoff hockey we've come accustomed to. The Bruins and Rangers got us started with an OT thriller in Game 1, and the...
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