Rangers Streak Snapped in 3-2 loss to Bruins
New York, NY - The New York Rangers (10-8-1) three game winning streak was snapped in the 3-2 loss to the Boston Bruins (10-5-1) in hockey action on Wednesday night. The Rangers tried to mount another classic comeback in their first game wearing their Heritage Jersey, but could not do so as the Bruins skated away with the victory.
Brandon Dubinsky got the Rangers on the board first at the 7:10 mark of the second period. Dubinsky took a beautiful pass which was started by Henrik Lundqvist who got a tip by Ryan Callahan, the puck found its way to Dubinsky who let off a wicked slap shot for a power play goal and the 1-0 Rangers lead.
The Bruins found an answer at the 11:06 mark as Milan Lucic spoilt the Henrik Lundqvist shutout with a wrist shot which was assisted by Nathan Horton to make it 1-1 on the scoreboard. Boston quickly found the net again and made it 2-1 as Tyler Seguin who sped down the ice and scorched a snap shot which gave the Bruins the lead.
Mark Recchi let off a snap shot at the 1:10 mark of the third period that slipped into the five hole of Henrik Lundqvist to give the Bruins the 3-1 lead. Point number 1,497 for Recchi, who was set up by Mark Stuart and Dennis Seidenberg.
Marian Gaborik and the Rangers responded though as Gaborik netted a wrist shot at the 5:26 mark. Gaborik netted a Derek Stephan pass which found the back of the net to cut into the Bruins lead.
The Rangers would continue to try to cut into the lead as Dan Girardi let off a wicked slap shot with 5:53 mark of the third that was gloved saved by Tim Thomas. Another missed opportunity came on the Rangers 5-on-3 opportunity which was shut down by Thomas and the rest of the Boston defense.
In spite of the flurry the Bruins were able to skate away with the 3-2 victory as Tim Thomas and the Boston defense stopped the Rangers winning streak at three games.
Thomas made 34 saves in the victory for the Bruins, while on the other side of the net Henrik Lundqvist made 17 saves for the Rangers.
Up next for New York will be a trip to Colorado as they have a 9:00 p.m. face-off with the Avalanche on Friday.