Bruins roll on to Game 3 win over Rangers, 2-1
Final Score: Boston Bruins 2, New York Rangers 1
The good times never seem to end for the Boston Bruins as they rolled on to a Game 3 victory with just one more win to go. The Bruins fell behind 1-0 but managed to score two goals to take the lead in the game and continue to bury the Rangers.
Rangers’ goalie Henrik Lundqvist had a good game, making 32 saves as he showed he has returned to form. The Bruins kept on attacking the goal though and managed to score two which thanks to the defense was enough to win the game. The Bruins defense was too much for the Rangers though as they would only make 24 shots in the game, 23 of them blocked by Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask.
- Daniel Paille scored the game-winning goal in the third period to give the Bruins the lead and win. Stuck in a 1-1 tie, Paille’s goal propelled the Bruins forward, giving them a 3-0 series lead.
- Johnny Boychuk started it off with the first goal of the game to even out to score after the Rangers took a 1-0 lead.
- Tuukka Rask did not have the busiest day in goal, but he did make 23 of 24 saves, shutting down the Rangers offense to keep them in check.
Player of the Game:
Daniel Paille’s third period goal came with just 3:31 left in the game. The Bruins have made a habit of late minute wins, and while they could not jump ahead early they have shown that they never give up. Stuck in a 1-1 deadlock between two of the best goalies in the NHL, Paille managed to score against Lundqvist when he was on his A-game, handing the Bruins a big Game Three win.
Quote of the Game:
“It was one of those nights when [Lundqvist] was on his game and you can see the confidence he had throughout the whole game,” Paille said. “The goals that went in, there’s really nothing much you can do. It was a screen on one and a redirect on another so we tried to do as much as we could, but it wasn’t going to be one of those where you’re going to beat him clean like the last few games. He was on tonight.”
The Bruins have been surging forward through the playoffs and seem to be unstoppable. Though the series versus the Maple Leafs went to seven games this very well could be settled in four. The Rangers defense is still a strong obstacle to overcome, but with clutch performances across the board the Bruins may just have what it takes to sweep the series.