The Bruins rallied in the third period to earn a hard point against the Rangers Tuesday night, but fell, 4-3, in a shootout.
The B’completed an improbably comeback as they rallied from a 3-0 defect in the third period, with Brad Marchand tying the game with 42.3 seconds remaining in regulation to send the game into overtime.
Nathan Horton had scored less than a minute earlier, with David Krejci getting the B’s on the board at 8:44 of the third. Ryan Callahan scored the game-winner for the Rangers in the shootout.
The Rangers opened the scoring in the first period with an impressive play from Rick Nash to set up a Carl Hagelin goal. Nash went around Andrew Ference on a 2-on-2 and despite losing his balance, Tuukka Rask still had to commit to him. He then knocked a backhand pass over to Hagelin, who had a clean look with plenty of net and put it in for his fourth goal of the season. The Rangers added to the lead in the second period with Derek Stepan capitalizing on a Milan Lucic turnover and beating Rask on a 2-on-1.
Tuukka Rask allowed a goal he’d really like to have back when he let an easy wrist shot from defenseman Anton Stralman slowly tricked past him and into the net after he thought he’d made the save.
After the expiration of a penalty to Nash, David Krejci got the B’s on the board by burying a rebound past Henrik Lundqvist. The goal broke up what would have been Lundqvist’s seventh career shutout against the Bruins. Though it came just after the expiration of a power play and Nash was not yet back on the ice, the B’s still went 0-for-4 on the man advantage Tuesday night.
The Bruins will return to action Friday in Buffalo as they play their first of five straight road games. They will next play at TD Garden on Feb. 28 against the Sabres.
WHAT WENT WRONG FOR THE BRUINS
- Though he had a multi-point night, Lucic had a pretty dreadful first two periods. In addition to not appearing to have his legs, he was on the ice for the Rangers’ first two goals, one of which came as the result of a turnover created by a bad pass from Lucic to Dougie Hamilton. Lucic also took a high-sticking penalty in the offensive zone late in the second period.
- David Krejci was also on the ice for the first two New York goals and could have been on the ice for a third due to a giveaway to Nash late in the second period. Krejci turned the puck over down low in the Bruins’ zone, with Nash’s shot ringing off the post.
- Seguin had some rough moments on the power play, taking a penalty and committing a giveaway that resulted in a shorthanded scoring chance for New York.
Seguin ended the Bruins’ power play of the game just 41 seconds into the man advantage, as he was called for hooking Stepan. Stick penalties in the offensive zone are bad to take, but they’re even worse then they cut off a power play.
Later, with the B’s on the man advantage thanks to a too-many-men call against the Rangers in the second period, Stepan and Hamilton were racing to a cleared puck as it entered the Bruins’ zone. Hamilton got it and passed it back to Seguin, who gave it away to Ryan Callahan, giving him a scoring bid as his wrist shot was stopped by Rask.
WHAT WENT RIGHT FOR THE BRUINS
- The Bruins came through with a big 5-on-3 penalty kill at the end of the second period going into the third. With Lucic in the box for high-sticking and Brad Marchand off for cross-checking, the trio of Zdeno Chara, Dennis Seidenberg and Chris Kelly finished the final 14 seconds of the second period, giving the Rangers 1:03 of 5-on-3 time to work with to open the third period. Chara, Seideneberg and Patrice Bergeron opened the third period before Kelly replaced Bergeron and Lucic’s penalty expired. The B’s then killed off the final 43 seconds of Marchand’s penalty, though Stralman’s goal came shortly after.
- Horton has had a knack for scoring big goals since he’s been in a Bruins’ uniform, and Tuesday night’s performance was no different. Three of Horton’s four goals this season have come in the third period of games the Bruins were trailing. Two of them tied the game, while Tuesday’s goal brought the B’s within one.
- Marchand continued his torrid scoring pace, as he now has seven goals in 10 games. He remains on pace to surpass his 28 goals from a season ago, which would be impressive considering this is a 48-game season.
- Give Gregory Campbell credit for coming through with a big blocked shot at the end of overtime. With 6.9 seconds remaining and the faceoff in the Bruins’ zone, the Rangers won the draw and sent it back to the point, with Campbell laying out to block it.
We had an impromptu visit from Peter King from SI / MMQB to our Fenway Studios and decided to talk some NFL and Patriots with him.
Pete talks with The Senator, Phil Perry about the Patriots trading for Dwayne Allen, ruling out a return to New England for Martellus Bennett. They also talk about the potential future of Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo and some of the big names in NFL free agency
Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Dale, Holley and Rich Keefe discuss NBA lottery pick Lonzo Ball with his very outspoken father Lavar Ball. The guys touch on the Celtics, his feud with his sons' high school coach, Lonzo being better than Steph Curry and much more.
Kirk, Gerry, and Alex Reimer discuss whether or not Isaiah Thomas will win a title in Boston.
Gerry, Kirk, and Trenni react to the Celtics loss against the Suns.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts after he provided the big hit in the 10th inning driving in 3 runs as the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays 4-1. Mookie talks about playing behind a pitcher like Chris Sale, and the amount of strikeouts from Sale lightens his work in the outfield.
In the final hour Christian talks about the Celtics and their poor performance and how they can not let a player like Rondo beat them. The Aaron Hernandez saga in Christian's opinion is similar to a TV show. In the late night low light a mystic has predicted that WW3 will be starting in a few weeks and Christian wonders how do you become a mystic and can you make a career out of it.
Christian talks about the Patriots visiting the White House and Gronk interrupting Sean Spicer during his press conference. Aaron Hernandez was the big story of the day and alot of people had their theories of what happened and why now. The Bruins lose another close one to the Senators and Christian talks about how the offense needs to perform better because they got a great game from the goalie and defense.
Hour 4. While discussing what kind of music Aaron Hernandez may have liked, the guys realize they hate musicals. Robert Kennedy Jr. has voice spasms. The week ends with a tragedy.
Hour 3. A game by game breakdown of the Patriots schedule. Kirk has the Patriots losing 12 games. There is breaking news that Hernandez left a note for his gay jailhouse lover.
Hour 2. Mut, Gerry, and Kirk compare LeBron to Bird. Is he the second best player of all-time if he wins a fourth title? Headlines with Kirk features sound from “Hot Chocolate.” Rear Admiral broke down the B’s playoff series with Arcand.
HOUR - The last hour of the show was all over the place as the guys did a dry rehearsal of a wacky video they're supposed to record next week. They also look at the biggest games in the NFL next year, and Fauria rips off "Keefer Madness" with his "Fauria Euphoria."
HOUR 3 - The guys get into expectations for the Celtics who are down 2-0 to the Rajon Rondo-less Bulls. They also wonder how much the Celtics are listening to Brad Stevens. Christian is excited for Caitlyn Jenner's nude spread.
HOUR 2 - News breaks that Rajon Rondo is out indefinitely with a fractured thumb. Rondo was dynamite in game 2. The guys discuss whether or not the Celtics now stand a chance.
Last two hours focused on our winter teams as they struggle in their first round match-ups.
Finish out the week on Freestyle Friday talking mostly about the Aaron Hernandez suicide and how it will affect his family in hour #2.
Hour One of freestyle Friday focused mostly on the Celtics and their matchup vs the now Rondo-less Bulls.
Kirk Minihane, Springsteen super fan, is joined by Garry W. Tallent, founding member of the E Street Band. Kirk and Garry talk about what it's like on tour with Bruce, how the band goes about selecting songs for the tour, Garry's projects away from the band, and Garry's upcoming solo tour that will bring him to the New England area.
Kirk Minihane, future radio hall of famer, sits down with current radio hall of famer Howie Carr. Kirk and Howie talk about Howie's latest book Kennedy Babylon. If you like famous people engaging in sex scandals, hard drug taking, and murder this is the podcast for you. Its a fascinating look at Boston's most famous family and the problems that took the family down.
Kirk Minihane, host and overlord of the morning show, brings Gerry Callahan and producers Chris and Ken into the studio to hear his show proposal. Kirk is thinking about making some changes to the morning show and wants to hear his crew's opinion.
Ben sits down with Diego Fagundez to talk about Diego's rise through the ranks of the academy, his accomplishment of reaching 10,000 minutes as a homegrown player, and how he has evolved his game.
Rich and Ben discuss the Celtics poor performances in Games 1 & 2, how we have to change our predictions, Rajon Rondo's thumb injury, and who is to blame for the terrible start to the series.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap the entire week of K&C shows in one mega Friday edition
Michele McPhee joins Kirk, Gerry, and Alex to talk about Hernandez’s suicide and the accusation that she may have contributed to his suicide.More from this show
Hour 1. Mut believes Hernandez may have killed himself because of a threat. Trump is “done” with Brady after the quarterback skipped the White House visit.More from this show