NBC Sports hockey analyst Pierre McGuire joined Mut & Merloni on Friday to offer his take on the Bruins’ mistake-prone 4-3 overtime loss to the Rangers in Game 4.

McGuire said that despite Thursday’s loss, the Bruins have no reason to be overly concerned.

NESN Bruins analyst Andy Brickley, in an interview with Mut & Merloni on Friday, talked about the B’s letdown that cost them Game 4 against the Rangers.

Of the Bruins’ many mistakes Thursday night, Brickley said Tuukka Rask‘s slip-up that allowed New York’s first goal was the biggest.

NEW YORK -- If this is an overreaction, cool. It will be the first time anyone’s overreacted to something in sports ever.

NEW YORK -- The joke is on the Bruins, at least for one night.



NEW YORK — There were no Jekyll and Hyde comments from Claude Julien after his team blew a 2-0 lead in the second period and lost a potential series-clinching Game 4 to the Rangers in overtime, 4-3.

To the Bruins coach, Thursday’s loss wasn’t a matter of being out-worked, just sloppiness, puck-watching and a lack of execution.

NEW YORK — It was the blooper that will live in infamy.

Tuukka Rask lost an edge and then his balance and fell over at exactly the wrong time, allowing Carl Hagelin to score and cut Boston’s 2-0 lead in half with 11:21 left in the second period. Hagelin shook off Johnny Boychuk just enough to flip a backhander on net that Rask would’ve normally turned aside without any fanfare. But he fell backward.

The Bruins suffered what had to be their ugliest loss of the playoffs Thursday at Madison Square Garden, as they blew two separate leads in the third period and instead of sweeping the Rangers suffered their first loss of the series. Chris Kreider scored in overtime to give New York a 4-3 win.

NEW YORK — Speaking of super weird tweets, Marc Savard thinks John Tortorella should get fired:

Tortorella should get fired right after the game he has ruined all of his players confidence #Richardswillget80pointsnextyear #ByeByeTorts

— marc savard (@MSavvy91) May 23, 2013

NEW YORK — Short and sweet.

That’s the way both coaches kept their press conferences on Thursday before Game 4 and that’s the way the Bruins would like to wrap up their Eastern Conference semifinal series tonight at Madison Square Garden.

“We’re here to win a hockey game tonight,” Claude Julien said at the beginning of his 98-second press briefing. “We’re going to do whatever it takes.”

NEW YORK — With the Rangers on the brink of elimination, John Tortorella is sitting embattled center Brad Richards, the slumping scorer revealed Thursday after staying out on the ice following the team’s morning skate.