Last night in the third period, the Rangers let a 3-0 lead slip away before regrouping and winning the game in the shootout.
David Krejci scored for the Bruins with 11:16 left in the third period to make the score 3-1.
Boston then controlled most of the remaining time before scoring two goals, with Tuuka Rask pulled, in the final 1:31 to tie the game.
Henrik Lundqvist said that the key to playing the Bruins is winning the battles for the loose pucks in front of the net and that the Bruins were the hungrier team near the end of the game.
Ryan Calalhan said on MSG after the game, “We don’t question the character of our team. It’s a learning point. We need to bear down with a lead and we will take it as that, take the two points and get out of here.”
Rick Nash said on MSG, “we played a great game. There was as stretch where we sat back. You gotta give credit to them, but we got the two points and we are happy.”
Nash added, “I think we sat back a bit with the 3-0 lead. We need to make sure we keep forechecking and not stay back.”
Marc Staal said that the key takeaway for the Rangers last night is knowing that you need to stay aggressive in those situations and not back off and give the opposition space.
John Tortorella said after the game, “we need to start getting better as a hockey team. We did some really good things but we still have things, especially situationally play, that we need to improve in. We will take the two points but also teach.”