The Rangers erupted after falling into an early 2-0 hole as they beat the Bruins, 5-2 on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more
- 0:10 BOS David Pastrnak; Assists: Brad Marchand, Zdeno Chara
- 14:44 BOS Austin Czarnik; Assist: David Krejci
- 9:16 NYR Rick Nash (Power Play)
- 16:35 NYR Kevin Hayes; Assists: Jesper Fast, Ryan McDonagh
- 19:24 NYR Brandon Pirri (Power Play); Assists: J.T. Miller, Mika Zibanejad
- 2:23 NYR Brandon Pirri; Assists: Marc Staal, J.T. Miller
- 3:06 NYR Jimmy Vesey; Assists: Rick Nash, Derek Stepan
- This game played out the same way that the game against the Caps did on Saturday. Interesting/not great start, go down 2-0, play much better in the second period, tie it up and then pretty much take the game.
- The Bruins did a big service to the Rangers by taking penalty after penalty in a 13 minute second period stretch. That parade to the box not only got the Rangers on the board and then gave them the lead, but severely limited the amount of time the Rangers had to play defense.
- The game ends up turning and the Rangers take over on the ice and more importantly on the scoreboard, but you can't forget about the sluggish/turnover filled first period and parts of the second. It's the third straight game where not only did the Rangers give up the first goal, but they did so within the first 90 or so seconds, and in the case of the last two games, the first 30 or so seconds.
- Brandon Pirri has to have one of the best wrist shots in the league. His first goal tonight was spectacular and showed how important he can be to the Rangers PP. I'd still much rather see Pirri in a top-nine role, and not on the fourth line, but there really isn't anyone else to swap him with. All of that said, this is working right now for the Rangers and there is no need to fix something that isn't broken.
The Rangers travel to face Carolina on Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET.