BOSTON — Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist hopes his teammates just take some time to think about how well they’ve performed going into a very long split.
He’ll also have some time to replicate on his climb up the NHL’s occupation wins list.
Lundqvist made 27 will save to just take above sole possession of sixth location in wins and New York defeat the Boston Bruins 3-2 Saturday evening.
“I’m quite very pleased to be on that list,” Lundqvist explained. “It’s not a little something you think about when you start out your occupation or 7, eight, nine years into your occupation. When you arrive at top rated 10, that is probably the 1st time you seem at that list.”
Mika Zibanejad scored two plans and Filip Chytil had the other for New York, and Lundqvist received his 446th win to split a tie with Terry Sawchuk and shift eight at the rear of Curtis Joseph for fifth. It was New York’s fourth win in 5 video games, and its eighth in the very last nine conferences towards Boston.
The Rangers will now be off for nine days for their bye week and the All-Star split.
“I think it’s excellent to get a split and replicate why did we have a excellent week in this article,” Lundqvist explained. “Maybe we can do that on the beach somewhere and come back recharged.”
Danton Heinen and Brad Marchand scored for the Bruins, who missing in regulation for just the second time in 10 video games (7-2-1). Boston also missing starting goalie Tuukka Rask to a concussion late in the 1st period.
“He’s concussed and that is all I know, so he’ll go into the protocol,” Boston mentor Bruce Cassidy explained. “Best circumstance scenario for these is subsequent day he’s up and working.”
Rask was hurt in a challenging collision with Chytil, who was sent flying into his head by Boston defenseman Charlie McAvoy just after scoring a objective charging the web at complete velocity with 1 1/2 minutes remaining in the opening period.
The hit sent Rask onto his back, where by he was down for a when prior to being served to the bench and down the tunnel to the locker area. He entered tied with Cecil “Tiny” Thompson as the winningest goaltender in club background with 252 victories and was 6–1 in his previous 7 commences. Rask had six will save and backup Jaroslav Halak finished with 11.
“It was terrifying,” McAvoy explained. “He seemed down and out. You noticed firsthand the drive that the male went proper into him. It didn’t seem excellent proper away. I just wanted to make guaranteed he was Ok. He arrived back to and we received him off the ice. Just hopefully he’s sensation all proper.”
Zibanejad scored the go-ahead objective on a electricity play with wrist shot from the top rated of the remaining circle with 10:55 remaining in the 3rd.
“You want to go into the split with a excellent sensation primarily when you’re sitting down with this match for nine days,” he explained.
He grew to become the second participant in crew background to score the profitable objective in 3 straight video games. Rod Gilbert did it in 1966.
New York mentor David Quinn, who led Boston College the very last 5 seasons and performed at the faculty, was back in TD Back garden for the 1st time with the Rangers. Hanging above the ice was the Hockey East tourney championship banner the Terriers gained very last March.
Trailing 2-1, Boston tied it on Marchand’s objective when banged in a shot from the top rated of the crease off David Pastrnak’s feed 3:24 into the 3rd.
With equally teams facing the very long layoff, the 1st period was to some degree remarkably lackluster with restricted hits, possibilities and rushes till Boston took a 1- edge on Heinen’s objective with 2 1/2 minutes remaining.
Chytil’s objective tied it a moment later and Zibanejad redirected Brady Skjei’s shot by Halak to give the Rangers the lead at 5:22 of the second.
Rangers D Adam McQuaid received a video clip tribute and a standing ovation, waving to the crowd two times midway into the opening period. He performed his 1st nine NHL seasons with Boston prior to being traded to New York in September. … New York F Kevin Hayes missed his ninth straight with an higher-entire body personal injury. … Boston D John Moore, a member of New York’s 2014 Stanley Cup finalist crew, was a healthful scratch.
Bruins D Matt Grzelcyk, who performed 3 seasons for Quinn at BU, explained just after the early morning skate that he designed a terrific relationship with him.
“He definitely usually means a ton to me,” he explained. “He’s however a close mate. It’s clearly awesome to have that link. It’s going to be enjoyable to see him tonight.
“He would seem to actually treatment for each and each and every participant. He’s completely invested in their life and encouraging them turn into much better on and off the ice. A ton of gamers actually respect that.”
McAvoy and Boston F Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson also performed for Quinn at BU.
Rangers: Off till they host Philadelphia on Jan. 29.
Bruins: Off till a house match towards Winnipeg on Jan. 29.