The Bruins won’t play again at the Garden for more than two weeks as they head out on a five-game road trip. And though they didn’t exactly leave their fans with a consistent effort or a victory, they did give them some excitement and a hard-earned point.
Down three goals in the third period last night, the Bruins rallied to tie the game, getting two goals in the last 1:31 of regulation with Tuukka Rask pulled to steal a point and redeem what had been a fairly shoddy evening for the B’s. After a terrific back-and-forth overtime, the Rangers prevailed in the shootout when Ryan Callahan whistled a wrist shot past Rask in the fourth round for a 4-3 win.
“It was wild,” said Brad Marchand, who tallied the equalizer with 42.3 seconds left in regulation and had the B’s only shootout goal. “The fans were incredible. It seemed like once we got that first one, we knew we were going to tie it up, and we just kept going and it’s always fun having a game like that in our rink. It just seems like our fans are so up for it and really enjoy it. It’s just too bad we couldn’t finish it off.”
Before the dramatic comeback, the B’s put themselves in a hole with some shaky breakouts and a rare poor night from Rask. He had no chance on the first goal, a Carl Hagelin 2-on-1 tally in the first that was the product of the B’s not being able to break out of the zone cleanly.
But on the second goal, which came after Milan Lucic missed Dougie Hamilton with a neutral-zone breakout pass, Rask had a clear view of Derek Stepan’s wrist shot from the left circle but still let it get past him.
Bruins rally, make point
Boston Herald | Feb 13