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Rangers 3, Bruins 2 in OT.

Posted by Kevin Paul Dupont, Globe Staff  January 21, 2012 01:00 PM

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OVERTIME

All over here with 3.6 second left in OT. Gaborik the goal. Backhand lift, doorstep, loose puck. Rangers take it, 3-2.

17 seconds from shootout.

1:50 -- Ference 5m charging. Bad hit on McDonagh. Game misconduct. Good chance Ference will be having chat with league disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan.


THIRD PERIOD

60:00 done. Tied, 2-2. On to OT.

1:00 to go

Now 2:40 away from OT.

15:29 -- Kelly off for trip. Second NYR PP.

NYR with only one shot on PP. Near shorthander for Bruins on a Peverley-Marchand attempt, 2-on-1.

10:46 -- Krejci trips Boyle. Rangers first power play.

Bruins now 0-for-4 on PP. Bad overall run, 3-for-27.

2:22 -- Prust off for boarding Chara. Partial face plant into glass by Chara. But remains out for man left point, PP1.

Still 2-2. Rangers yet to have crack at man-advantage.

Underway.

SECOND PERIOD.

40:00 in books. Tied, 2-2. Bruins with 24-21 shot lead. Better legs should win it. Bruins rolled up four goals, 3P, in 4-1 win Thurs. at New Jersey.

19:11 -- Bruins, 2-2. McQuaid snaps in wrister from outer edge of right wing circle. Kelly at right post for screen. Ference picks up second point of day with second assist.

15:26 -- Rask loses helmet/mask on Richards shot. Tough room to work, Rodney.

14:30 -- Rangers, 2-1. Gaborik drives in one-timer, left circle, walks into gift bounce off Seidenberg.

Marchand wrister at 11:52. Bruins ahead, 11-5, on shots this period.

10:06 -- Corvo and Prust each off minor penalties. Corvo for tripping. Prust for faking. Refs need to call out the fake artists more often.

Peverley hits post at 9:30 mark. Pouliot-Kelly-Peverley with good pressure in NYR end.

Lundquvist turns back Bergeron from LW faceoff dot at 8:52. Bruins ahead on shots, 15-12.

7:52. Video board shows Marc Savard in luxury booth he has donated to Children's Hospital.
Savvy likely retired. Too many blows to head.


3:28 -- Bruins tie, 1-1. Ference rushes slot on transition, collects pass off right wing by Krejci, provides quick backhander to beat Lundqvist. Obvious jump from Thornton-Rupp fight.

2:44-- Fight. Thornton vs. Rupp. Took a little longer than I expected after dull P1. Rupp huge. Thornton handles self well, per usual. Tussle ends when Rupp loses footing.

1:31 -- Rangers, 1-0. Callahan nails in wrister, left wing circle, short side on Rask. Soft goal by today's standards. Rask should have had it. Caught cheating into middle, fearing pass.


Underway. Second verse same as first?

FIRST PERIOD

Period over. No score. Classic New NHL Go-kart hockey. Lots of back and forth, speed, little puck control, lots of hitting.

One good scoring chance, Gaborik turned back by Rask at 1127. Clubs tied in shots, 8-8. Look for a fight early in second period. Game in need of a brick through picture window.


Varstiy game. Heavy hits along boards. No one lingers in scoring areas. Shooters beware.

4:00 to go -- Still no score. Crowd fairly quiet.

Bruins again scoreless on PP. Nothing happening for them with extra man. Began day 3-for-23 in last 7 games.

PP1 has Horton out with Krejci and Lucic.

12:33 -- Boston with second PP chance. Gabroik brings down Chara, minor penalty.

Richards, only one goal in light eight games, turned back on harmless shovel at right post. Rangers with 5-4 shot lead.

Big save by Rask, 11:27. Gaborik with 20-foot one-timer in slot.

9:00 gone -- Still no score.

Slight wrinkle on Boston PP2. Marchand,not Horton, skates with Krejci and Lucic.

5:46 -- Boston with first chance on PP. Dubinsky off for roughing.

Peverley and Dubinsky rough each other up before opening draw. No calls.

Rask in net for Bruins. Lundqvist for the Blueshirts.

Puck about to drop here at the Garden. Light snow out on Causeway Street. Gallery Gods finishing their last draught at the Iron Horse.

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