Marc Savard  redirected a Dennis Wideman  shot with less than a minute to go in the second period to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead. The goal was reviewed by the NHL  offices in Toronto to determine if Savard raised his stick too high on the tip, but it was ruled a goal after a brief review.
Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask  got the nod for the first time this season in net against the New York Rangers  at the TD Banknorth Garden . Rask has made 20 saves while shutting down the Blueshirts thus far. The 21-year-old is 2-1-1 with a 3.25 GAA in four career NHL  appearances with the Black and Gold. The Bruins on the strength of Savard’s goal have a 1-0 lead after two periods of play.