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New York thought its power play was getting in shape after the Rangers scored two man-advantage goals in each of the previous two games for the first time this season.
Thomas had a scary moment in the closing minutes when he came far out to play the puck, and fumbled it, but Derek Stepan couldn't put a backhander past him into the vacated net.
Gaborik gave the Rangers a 1-0 lead just 4:33 in with no assists from his teammates but a big one from Bruins captain Zdeno Chara. The 6-foot-9 defenseman fired a shot from the left point that struck teammate Jordan Caron and knocked him to the ice. Gaborik picked up the loose puck and raced to the other end on a breakaway. He beat Thomas, who had skated out above the crease, between the pads. Gaborik excitedly celebrated his milestone goal, crouching to his knees and pumping his arms.
Caron gingerly made his way back to the Bruins bench and returned to the ice shortly after receiving treatment.
Gaborik reached 40 goals for the third time in the NHL -- all in the past five seasons and twice in three with the Rangers.
NOTES: Bruins C Gregory Campbell sat out one day after he was struck in the foot by a puck. Seidenberg returned after a two-game absence because of an infection in a cut above his left knee. ... Rangers D Michael Del Zotto checked Rich Peverley into the New York bench in the second period, drawing harsh words from the Bruins center once he got back onto the ice.
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