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Postgame notes: Rangers 4, Bruins 3, OT

Posted By Mike Petraglia On May 23, 2013 @ 11:01 pm In General | No Comments

Tuukka Rask is helpless as Chris Kreider nets the game-winner Thursday night at MSG. (AP)

NEW YORK — After watching their 2-0 lead in Game 4 end in a nightmarish 4-3 overtime loss to the Rangers, the Bruins will try again to finish off the series on Saturday evening at TD Garden.

Courtesy of the Bruins media relations department, here are some postgame notes from Thursday night.

• The Bruins now have a 13-6 lifetime record in Game 4s of best-of-seven series in which they won the first three games. Of the previous 18 series in which the Bruins have held a 3-0 lead, the Rangers are the sixth team to avoid a sweep. The Bruins won two of the previous series in five games, one in six games and were taken to a seventh game twice, defeating the Rangers in the 1939 SF series in triple overtime and losing to Philadelphia in the 2010 CSF.

• The B’s are 16-2 lifetime when leading a best-of-seven series 3-1 and they are 9-9 lifetime in Game 5s when leading a best-of- seven series 3-1.

• The Rangers now have a 5-6 lifetime record in Game 4s of best-of-seven series in which they lost the series’ opening three games. Of the previous 10 series in which the Rangers faced an 0-3 deficit, this is the fifth time they have avoided a sweep. The Rangers lost three of the previous series in five games and extended one to seven games, losing the 1939 SF series to Boston in triple overtime.

• The Rangers are 0-15 lifetime when trailing a best-of-seven series 1-3 and they are 4-11 lifetime in Game 5s when trailing a best-of-seven series 1-3.

OVERTIME

• The Bruins played their 121st lifetime playoff overtime game, and they now have a 52-66-3 record in playoff overtime. It was their 63rd on the road and that record currently stands at 23-39-2. They now are 3-1 in overtime in this postseason.

• The Rangers played their 78th lifetime playoff overtime game, and they now have a 34-44 record in playoff overtime. It was their 32nd on home ice and that record now stands at 15-18. They are 3-11 in their last 14 playoff overtime contests, including a 1-3 mark in this postseason.
• The Bruins have now played seven lifetime playoff overtime games vs. the Rangers with a 5-2 record in those contests.

WHO’S HOT

Nathan Horton had a goal and an assist, giving him 2-3-5 totals in four of his last five games and points in eight of his last 11 games with 5-6-11 totals. It is his third multiple-point game of this postseason and the eighth of his playoff career.

Tyler Seguin had a goal and an assist, giving him 1-2-3 totals in two of his last five games. It is his first multple-point game of this postseason and the fourth of his playoff career.

Torey Krug had a goal, giving him 3-1-4 totals in three of his last four games played.

David Krejci had an assist, giving him six assists in four of his last five games and extending his league-leading 5-12-17 totals in nine of his last 11 games.

Brad Marchand had an assist, giving him 2-4-6 totals in four of his last five games with 2-6=8 totals in six of his last 10 games.

Dougie Hamilton had an assist, giving him single assists each in three of his last four games.

Zdeno Chara had an assist, giving him 2-8-19 totals in six of his last eight games.

• New York’s Derek Stepan had a goal and an assist, giving him 2-1-3 totals in two of his last four games

• New York’s Derick Brassard had two assists, giving him 2-10-12 totals in seven of his last nine games. It is his fourth multiple-point game of this postseason.

• New York’s Rick Nash had an assist, giving him 1-3-4 totals in four of his last five games.

• New York’s Ryan McDonagh had an assist, giving him 1-2-3 totals in three of his last four games.

FUN FACTS

• Horton and Seguin had multiple-point games. They were the ninth and 10th multiple-point games by nine different Bruins in this series (Marchand, two; Chara, Patrice Bergeron, Krejci, Krug, Daniel Paille, Shawn Thornton, Horton and Seguin, one each).

• Krug, Hamilton and Chara all figured in the Boston scoring, and the Bruins have now gotten 14 of their 39 points (6 goals, 8 assists) in this series thus far from their blueliners, including six of their 13 goals.

• Stepan scored just 1:15 into the third period. It was the 10th goal in a Boston game this postseason scored in the opening two minutes of a period (Toronto five and Boston two in their CQF series; New York two and Boston one in this CSF series).

• All four games of this series have now been tied after the first period, including scoreless deadlocks entering the second period in three of the four games games of this CSF.

SPECIAL TEAMS

• The Bruins went 2-for-4 on the power play for their second multiple power-play goal game of this postseason (Game 4 vs. Toronto) and they now are 6-for-29 on the power play in this postseason (20.7 percent). They finished the regular season ranked 25th in the NHL at 18-for-122 on the power play (14.8 percent) and they allowed two shorthanded goals.

• The Rangers went 1-for-4 on the power play, and they now are 3-for-42 on the power play in this postseason (7.1 percent). They finished the regular season ranked 23rd in the NHL at 24-for-153 on the power play (15.7 percent) and they allowed four shorthanded goals.

• The Bruins went 3-for-4 on the penalty kill, and they now are 29-for-35 on the penalty kill this postseason (82.9 percent). They finished the regular season ranked fourth in the NHL at 142-for-163 overall on the penalty kill (87.1 percent) and they scored five shorthanded goals.

• The Rangers went 2-for-4 on the penalty kill, and they now are 19-for-25 on the penalty kill this postseason (76.0 percent). They finished the regular season ranked 15th in the NHL at 120-for-148 on the penalty kill (81.1 percent) and they scored five shorthanded goals.

MILESTONES REACHED

• Chara had an assist for his 50th career NHL playoff point.

• New York’s Micheal Haley played his first NHL playoff game.

FIRST GOAL OF GAME

• The Bruins scored the first goal of the game when Horton scored at 4:39 of the second period.

• The Bruins now are 4-2 this postseason when scoring the first goal of the game. They finished the regular season with a 19-4-3 mark this season when netting the first goal of the game.

• The Rangers now are 2-3 this postseason when allowing the first goal of the game. They finished the regular season with an 8-16-3 record this season when yielding the first goal of the game.


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