Ryan Spooner scored his first NHL goal with 2:14 left in overtime and the Boston Bruins defeated the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Friday night after blowing a two-goal third-period lead.
Loui Eriksson scored the go-ahead goal with 7:34 left in the third period and Tuukka Rask stopped 39 shots to lift the surging Boston Bruins to a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders Saturday night for their ninth win in 12 games.
For however long Henrik Lundqvist is out, the Rangers are in good hands with backup goalie Cam Talbot manning the fort.
Cam Talbot made 18 saves in place of the injured Henrik Lundqvist, Rick Nash had a goal and an assist, and Derek Stepan snapped a second-period tie to lift the New York Rangers to their third straight win.
Kevan Miller scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period, Tuukka Rask stopped 43 shots, and the Boston Bruins beat the New York Islanders 5-2 Thursday night.
There have been a lot of calls for the Blueshirts to acquire big-bodied skaters capable of matching the physicality of the Isles and Bruins. My message: don’t do it.
All season long, the Rangers have looked like two different teams when Derek Stepan is and isn’t in the lineup. They need him back and healthy ASAP.
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The Islanders suffered a bad break Thursday, though they did manage to get back in the win column against the Bruins.
The Boston Bruins lost the game to the New York Islanders 3-2 and then waited to find out how long they will be without their captain and No. 1 defenseman, Zdeno Chara.
It may not look like it when you don’t see their name in the first round of the draft, but this is a vital offseason for the Rangers. They have a chance to seize control in the Eastern Conference and become its best and most consistent team.
Any goalie can catch fire and carry a team to glory, one key injury can suddenly decimate the hopes of a legitimate Cup contender and an unheralded player can step forward and have the series of his life.
Martin Brodeur made 16 saves in what might have been his last start in a 20-year career with the Devils and New Jersey beat Boston 3-2 on Sunday as the Bruins rested many of their stars in preparation for the playoffs later this week.
Brad Marchand and Jarome Iginla scored in a 59-second span early in the second period and the Boston Bruins beat the New Jersey Devils 4-2 on Tuesday night for their 10th straight win.
Tuukka Rask made 19 saves in a one-sided first period, and defenseman Dougie Hamilton had a goal and two assists to lift the Boston Bruins to a 6-3 victory over the Rangers on Sunday night and their first season-sweep of New York in 31 years.