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Return of power play helps save Rangers in Game 4

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NEW YORK — The Rangers went into Thursday’s Game 4 with a couple of monkeys on their backs. No. 1, they were down, 3-0, in the Eastern Conference semifinals to the Bruins and they faced elimination.

No. 2, the power play was abysmal having produced just two goals in 38 opportunities in their first 10 postseason contests.

But Thursday brought relief on both fronts — the Rangers won in overtime, 4-3, at Madison Square Garden which forces a Game 5 on Saturday in Boston, and New York scored a power-play goal which tied the game at 3-3 at the 10-minute mark of the third period.

Rangers’ center Brian Boyle potted the goal on the man advantage on a shot from the slot that beat goaltender Tuukka Rask.

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