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Second period summary: Bruins-Rangers
Posted By Dan Rowinski On March 21, 2010 @ 1:17 pm In General | No Comments
If there is one thing that the Bruins are good at, it is the penalty kill.
Boston’s captain, Zdeno Chara , is not doing his team any favors on Sunday afternoon. He has gone to the box three times through the first two periods with the most recent violation at four-minute high-sticking violation at 8:30 in the period.
The No. 1 penalty kill in the NHL  took care of business though, and then some. The Rangers, who are almost as ineffective in the goal scoring department as the Bruins (23rd in league at 2.58), could not manage to register and official shot on Tuukka Rask .
The Bruins were given a chance at 16:13 when Artem Anisimov spun/tackled Daniel Paille  on a breakaway at 16:13. Paille was awarded a rare regular-time penalty shot and skated in on Henrik Lundqvist  before taking s wrist shot from the slot that the Rangers’ goalie turned away with is left pad.
Boston was able to get on the board less than a minute later when Andrew Ference  skated down the right wing and cross the puck across the crease to the waiting one-timing stick of Miroslav Satan camped on the other side of Lundqvist. Satan went high from one knee and the Bruins had their first goal (and lead) in 104:09 of ice time (last goal at the 12:27 mark in the third period Tuesday against Carolina).
In the final minute of the period Satan took an interference penalty when he hit former Boston University star Chris Drury  coming out of the defensive zone at 19:33. Olli Jokinen gave the majority of the power play back with a roughing penalty after Steve Begin knock Vinny Prospal on his backside with seconds remaining in the period. Jokinen went to the box for roughing with 00.1 left on the clock and the teams will start the third on a 4-on-4.
End of second period: Boston 1 New York 0
Shots through second (total):
Bruins — 7 (19)
Rangers — 6 (15)
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 Zdeno Chara: http://media.weei.com/hockey/zdeno-chara.htm
 NHL: http://media.weei.com/hockey/nhl.htm
 Tuukka Rask: http://media.weei.com/hockey/tuukka-rask.htm
 Daniel Paille: http://media.weei.com/hockey/daniel-paille.htm
 Henrik Lundqvist: http://media.weei.com/hockey/henrik-lundqvist.htm
 Andrew Ference: http://media.weei.com/hockey/andrew-ference.htm
 Chris Drury: http://media.weei.com/hockey/chris-drury.htm
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