- Brad Marchand 4 (Assists: Zdeno Chara 5, Loui Eriksson 9)
- Rick Nash 3 (Assists: Brad Richards 11, Carl Hagelin 6)
- Ryan McDonagh 6 (Assists: Derick Brassard 6, Ryan Callahan 4)
- Patrice Bergeron 7 (Assists: Brad Marchand 7, Johnny Boychuk 5)
- Zdeno Chara 6 (Assists: David Krejci 15)
- Fitting that the Rangers streak of 101 games of getting at least a point when leading after two periods ends on the day before the Rangers face the coach that started the streak and was part of all but 9 of those games.
- Rick Nash scored a great goal and Derick Brassard made a great pass to Ryan McDonagh and that was about all the offense the Rangers created today. Boston controlled the play, had the puck for most of the day and showed why they are one of the best teams in the league.
- The power play, which had a couple shortened by Ranger penalties, let the Rangers down today. They had the puck, had good possession but not enough shots or quality chances.
- Getting and staying above .500 continues to be an issue for the Rangers as they can't seem to get on a streak and establish .500 as something in their rear-view mirror.
- One thing to note, 11 of the Rangers next 12 are at home. It's Vancouver tomorrow, Winnipeg on Monday at home, in Buffalo on Thursday and then nine straight at home.
Via the Rangers:
- The Rangers were defeated by the Boston Bruins, 3-2, today at TD Garden, to conclude their five-game road trip with a 3-2-0 mark.
- The Blueshirts are now 13-13-0 overall (26 pts), including a 9-8-0 mark on the road this season. The Rangers are 10-6-0 in their last 16 games.
- The Rangers have posted a combined record of 5-4-0 in back-to-back games this season, including a 3-2-0 mark (2-1-0 on the road) in the first game of the set.
- The Rangers and Bruins have been separated by one goal in 21 of their last 26 meetings, including six of the last seven games.
- The Blueshirts’ penalty kill was 2-2 (1:35) in the contest, and have now held opponents scoreless on the power play in eight of the last nine games (22-23, 95.7% over the span).
- The Rangers out-hit the Bruins, 33-26, including 16 players credited with at least one hit in the contest and seven players with three or more hits.
- Today’s loss ended the Rangers’ streak of 101 consecutive regular season games recording at least one point when leading after the second period (95-0-6 over the span). According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Blueshirts’ streak, which began with a 3-1 win on Feb. 6, 2010 against New Jersey, was the longest in the NHL since Washington recorded a point in 103 consecutive regular season games when leading after two periods from Feb. 26, 2009 to Jan. 27, 2013.
- Henrik Lundqvist made 25 saves and is now 8-11-0 overall, including a 4-6-0 mark on the road this season. He has now started in 29 consecutive games against Boston, dating back to Jan. 13, 2007.
- Rick Nash notched a goal, two shots, and two blocked shots in 19:15 of ice time. He has now registered three goals in the last five games, and is five points shy of 600 career NHL points. Nash has recorded four points (one goal, three assists) in five regular season games against the Bruins since joining the Rangers.
- Ryan McDonagh tallied a goal, and was credited with three hits and two blocked shots in a game-high, 27:10 of ice time. He has now tallied 11 points (five goals, six assists) in the last 16 games, including three points (two goals, one assist) in the last four.
- Brad Richards recorded an assist and won 8-16 faceoffs (50%) in 17:20 of ice time. He has registered a point in each of the last two games (one goal, one assist), and now leads the Rangers in scoring with 18 points (seven goals, 11 assists) this season.
- Derick Brassard tallied an assist and logged 15:04 of ice time. He has now registered a point in each of the last two games (one goal, one assist), and has recorded a point in each of his last three games against Boston (one goal, two assists over the span).
- Carl Hagelin registered an assist, and was credited with three hits and two blocked shots in 16:20 of ice time. He has recorded six points (three goals, three assists) in eight road games this season, and 11 points (five goals, six assists) in 16 games overall since returning from injury on Oct. 29.
- Ryan Callahan tallied an assist, tied for the game-high with four shots, and was credited with two hits in 18:32 of ice time. Eight of his 10 points this season have been recorded on the road (five goals, three assists in 12 road games).