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May 24, 2013

Rangers fend off elimination with game four win

The New York Rangers live to play another day.

Chris Kreider’s goal 7:03 into overtime broke a 3-3 tie and completed the Rangers come back from two goals down in the second period to extend the series. Game five will be played Saturday back at the TD Garden in Boston (5:30 p.m.).

The Bruins got on the board 4:39 into the second period when Nathan Horton found the back of the net while on the power play through Rangers goal Henrik Ludquist’s legs to make it 1-0. Three minutes later Boston struck again while on the man advantage when rookie defenseman Torey Krug scored his third goal of the playoffs giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead.

The Rangers looked to be done but thanks to a lucky bounce the Bruins let them right back in the game. Carl Hagelin made it 2-1 after his shot trickled past Bruins Tuukka Rask, who lost an edge and could not keep the puck from finding the back of the net.

Early in the third period the Bruins gave the Rangers another one when Derek Stepan picked Zdeno Chara’s pocked behind the Bruins goal and shoved the puck inside the near post past a napping Rask to tie the score at 2-2.

Tyler Seguin gave the Bruins a 3-2 lead putting in his own rebound with 11:54 to play but Dan Boyle answered back at the 10:00 mark putting home a Stepan pass from the slot while on the power play to tie the score at 3-3.

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