February 14, 2012

Gameday Blog: Bruins vs. Rangers

SECOND INTERMISSION

SCORE
NYR - 2
BOS - 0

SHOTS
NYR - 17
BOS - 24

The Bruins threw everything but the kitchen sink at Henrik Lundqvist in the second period but still trail 2-0.

The New York netminder stopped all 14 shots he faced in the middle frame and is now a perfect 24-for-24 on the evening.

Boston's best chances came during a wild flurry in which the B's, at one point, thought they'd scored. Nearly everyone on the ice found themselves near the crease and, with the B's banging away, the loose puck somehow popped out.

The Bruins had multiple chances on the shift afterward, including while Lundqvist had use to a skater's stick, but couldn't put anything in.

New York had just five shots on goal during the period.

FIRST INTERMISSION

SCORE
NYR - 2
BOS - 0

SHOTS
NYR - 12
BOS - 10

Twenty minutes are in the books here at the Garden where the Bruins trail the Rangers by a score of 2-0.

Ryan Callahan scored the first goal of the frame on a power play.

With Zdeno Chara in the box for closing his hand on the puck, Marian Gaborik found Michael Del Zotto down low. He quickly dished the puck across the top of the crease to Callahan, who had an easy tap in.

Boston struggled at times to get out of their own zone (leading to a lopsided edge for the Rangers in shots in the second half of the period) but began to turn a corner and generate chances. The best one was likely when Rich Peverley drove to the net and centered it to David Krejci for a tip attempt.

Unfortunately the B's caught a bad break in the closing minute. Defenseman Ryan McDonagh flung the puck at the net, Chara deflected it and Tim Thomas couldn't make the stop.