Bruins win big game against Rangers
The Boston Bruins claimed an important road win against the fourth-placed New York Rangers on Thursday, ending 5-2.
The Bruins took the lead halfway through the first period, with a goal from David Pastrnak. Taylor Hall assisted.
Jimmy Vesey scored halfway through the second period.
The Bruins took the lead early into the third period when Charlie Coyle netted one, assisted by Hampus Lindholm and Nick Foligno.
The Rangers tied the score 2-2 early in the third when Adam Fox beat the goalie.
Trent Frederic took the lead three minutes later, assisted by Nick Foligno and Connor Clifton.
Jake DeBrusk increased the lead to 4-2 four minutes later, assisted by Pavel Zacha and Taylor Hall.
The Bruins increased the lead to 5-2 with 58 seconds remaining of the third after a goal from Hampus Lindholm. The 5-2 goal held up as the game winner.
The league-leader Bruins claimed a seventh consecutive win, while the Rangers' streak of three win s ended.
New York's record drops to 6–4–2, while Boston improves to 10–1–0.
New York's new position in the league standings is fourth place.
The Rangers host Detroit on Sunday at 5 p.m. at Madison Square Garden. The Bruins will face Toronto on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Scotiabank Arena.