NY Rangers 3, Boston 2

Saturday, January 21, 2012 1:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Rangers 30-12-1-3 14-5-0-2 16-7-1-1 W1
Boston 30-13-1-1 16-7-1-1 14-6-0-0 L1


Marian Gaborik's second goal of the game 4:56 into overtime lifted the New York Rangers to a thrilling 3-2 win over the host Boston Bruins on Saturday afternoon.

With the Rangers stymied on a lengthy man advantage and the teams headed for a shootout, Gaborik banged home a rebound past Boston netminder Tuukka Rask, who slammed his stick over the crossbar in frustration.

New York found itself on a 4-on-3 advantage after Brad Ference slammed Ryan McDonagh into the boards behind the Rangers net earlier in OT. Ference was given a boarding major and a game misconduct on the play

After a scoreless first period short on scoring chances, Ryan Callahan put the Rangers up shortly after leaving the penalty box at 1:31 of the second frame. The veteran winger streaked down the left side and wired a shot that eluded Rask for his 16th goal of the season.

The Bruins responded less than two minutes later, with Ference converting a David Krejci cross-ice pass from in close for his second goal in as many games.

Gaborik put the Rangers back in front with 5:30 remaining in the period, corraling a loose puck near the right faceoff dot and blasting a shot past Rask. New York netminder Henrik Lundqvist preserved the lead a short time later, making a sliding save to deny the Bruins on a 3-on-1 break.

Lundqvist couldn't keep Boston off the scoresheet in the final minute of the period, as Adam McQuaid fired a shot through a screen with 49 seconds remaining to send the teams into the second intermission tied 2-2.

Top Game Performances

NY Rangers   Boston
Marian Gaborik 2 Points Andrew Ference 2
Marian Gaborik 2 Goals Andrew Ference 1
Ryan Callahan 1 Assists Andrew Ference 1
Marian Gaborik 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Henrik Lundqvist .941 Save Percentage Tuukka Rask .909
Henrik Lundqvist 32 Saves Tuukka Rask 30

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
NY Rangers 33 3 1-3 4-4 15 27
Boston 34 2 0-4 2-3 26 32

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play its next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Bruins have a W/L % of .645 after a win and .714 after a loss.
  • NY Rangers will play its next game at home against Winnipeg. The Rangers have a W/L % of .690 after a win and .588 after a loss.
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