Jarome Iginla and Milan Lucic each registered a goal and an
assist while Carl Soderberg also scored for the Bruins, who had
lost three of their previous four games (1-1-2). Loui Eriksson
and David Krejci notched a pair of assists apiece and Tuukka
Rask made 39 saves as Atlantic Division-leading Boston climbed
within three points of Pittsburgh for first place in the Eastern
J.T. Miller, Brad Richards and defenseman Ryan McDonagh tallied
for the Rangers, who are a mediocre 15-15-3 at home. Derek
Stepan recorded two assists and Henrik Lundqvist turned aside 27
shots as New York fell one point behind Philadelphia for second
place in the Metropolitan Division.
Miller opened the scoring on a breakaway just 3:20 into the
contest, but Iginla tapped in Krejci's pass from the left
faceoff circle late in the first period and Hamilton converted a
feed from Lucic four minutes into the second to give Boston a
2-1 edge. Soderberg tallied 5 1/2 minutes later to extend the
lead before Richards beat Rask from the right circle during a
2-on-1 rush with 3:07 left in the session.
Campbell restored the two-goal advantage at 9:04 of the third,
putting a backhander past Lundqvist from the low slot while
short-handed, and made it 5-2 less than five minutes later as
Daniel Paille's shot caromed off his skate and past the Swedish
netminder. McDonagh converted a power-play chance with 4:42
remaining, but Lucic sealed the win with 1:36 to play.
GAME NOTEBOOK: New York C Derick Brassard was kept off the
scoresheet, ending his eight-game point streak. He collected
five goals and five assists during the run. ... The Rangers lost
for just the third time in their last nine games. ... Boston was
outshot 20-9 in the first period and 34-21 over 40 minutes.
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