Bruins top Rangers 5-2 with all-out effort

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 20, 2013 at 2:23 am •  Published: May 20, 2013
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Boston never trailed as rookie Torey Krug scored the first goal at 5:28 of the first period before Rangers captain Ryan Callahan tied it less than three minutes later. Gregory Campbell made it 2-1 at 2:24 of the second period, and New York pulled even again 56 seconds later on Rick Nash's goal, his first of the playoffs after he led the Rangers with 21 in the regular season.

"We didn't play our best," Marchand said. "I think, especially in the second period, they took it to us, but we were able to bounce back. It's definitely a very even series."

Not when it comes to goaltending.

Lundqvist allowed more than five goals for the first time in 152 games, including the postseason, and stopped 27 shots.

"I thought I was in position, but (there were) a couple screens and when you give up five goals you can't be satisfied," he said.

There's also the matter of his left shoulder that was hit by Daniel Paille's third-period shot. Lundqvist rubbed it after the game and said, "We'll take a look at it."

Rask saved 35 of 37 shots.

Still, Lundqvist won the Vezina Trophy last year and is a finalist for it this year.

"I know that I can't let in any lead goals most nights because he is who he is," Rask said, "but, then again it's a team game and we're more focused on the Rangers than any individual."

These are the Rangers who also lost the first two games of their opening series on the road, then won the next two at home. They lost Game 5 in Washington but won the last two games behind shutouts by Lundqvist.

"We've done it before," he said, "but I think we are playing a better team now so it's going to be tough to do it."

Ahead or behind, home or away, the Bruins plan to play with the same determination the entire game.

"You can't take anything for granted," Boychuk said. "It's playoffs. Anything can happen, and sometimes a team can play better in front of their hometown."

NOTES: The last time Lundqvist allowed more than four goals was March 9, 2011, in a 5-2 loss to Anaheim. In the next 151 games he allowed four goals just 13 times. ... The Bruins played their second straight game without injured veteran defensemen Andrew Ference, Dennis Seidenberg and Wade Redden ... A defenseman got a goal or an assist on each of Boston's goals. ... The margin of victory was more than two for just the second time in 26 games between the teams. ... In their nine playoff games, the Rangers have scored on two of 35 power plays. They're 0 for 7 against the Bruins.