Marchand had a good chance in the final seconds of the first. Marchand whipped around the net and looked for a shot. Lundqvist was out of position, but Ryan Callahan dived to keep Marchand’s shot from doing any damage.
The Rangers split up their power defensive pairing of McDonagh and Girardi. McDonagh was paired with Stralman. Rangers coach John Tortorella used McDonagh and Stralman against Krejci’s line. Girardi skated with Del Zotto. The duo played against Bergeron’s threesome.
At the other end, the Bruins matched Chara against Nash.