The Bruins picked up right where they left off in their first round series with Toronto needing overtime to find a winner in game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the New York Rangers. Torey Krug’s goal in his playoff debut tied the score at 2-2 early in the third frame and that score would hold for the remainder of the third period.
At press time the Bruins and Rangers will still battling it out in overtime.
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After a scoreless first period where both teams seemed to be feeling each other out, the Bruins drew first blood 12:23 into the second period when a Zdeno Chara blast trickled past Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist to make it 1-0.
That lead still until the final seconds of the period when the Rangers knotted the score 1-1 when a Ryan McDonagh shot through a screen got past Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask with just 1.3 seconds to play in the period.
The Rangers wasted no time taking the lead as Derek Stepan made it 2-1 New York with a goal just 14 seconds into the third frame before Krug’s tallied the tying score just over two and a half minutes later.
The Bruins threatened at the end of regulation with David Krejci hitting the crossbar and Johnny Boychuk ringing a shot off the post as the horn sounded to end regulation.