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Bruins beat Rangers in OT

BOSTON — Brad Marchand scored with 4:20 left in overtime to give the Bruins a 3-2 victory over the Rangers on Thursday in Game 1 of their East semifinal.

Boston nearly won in regulation, but Johnny Boychuk's shot from the point hit the left post with 0.1 seconds left. He also hit the left post from the slot 6:34 into overtime. That came soon after New York killed a penalty.

The Bruins finally won it when Marchand, Boston's top goal-scorer with 18 during the regular season, tipped Patrice Bergeron's centering pass past Henrik Lund­qvist. Marchand had carried the puck up the right side, passed it to Bergeron and kept going toward the net to score his first goal of these playoffs.

"It's always frustrating when you don't capitalize on your opportunities," Marchand said. "I got a nice text (from ex-teammate Mark Recchi) telling me to keep with it, and it worked out."

Lundqvist's shutout streak ended at 152 minutes, 23 seconds on Zdeno Chara's second-period goal. He finished with 45 saves, including 15 in overtime, but blamed himself for the winner.

"It's a tough play, but I can play it better," said Lundqvist, who is 3-11 in overtime playoff games. "I have to see the guy in the middle. I was too focused on the puck."

Shark banned for series: Sharks wing Raffi Torres was suspended for the rest of the West semifinal for a check to the head of Kings center Jarret Stoll. Stoll, one of Los Angeles' top penalty-killers who is out indefinitely, was bent forward when Torres approached him from the side for a shoulder-to-shoulder hit. Stoll's head snapped back violently before he fell forward. Torres, whose history of questionable play includes a 21-game suspension for a hit on the Blackhawks' Marian Hossa during last season's playoffs, was given a minor penalty for charging.

Ovechkin hurt: Wing Alex Ovechkin played Games 6 and 7 of the East quarterfinal with a hairline fracture in his left foot, the Capitals said. They didn't disclose when he was injured, but he skated gingerly after blocking a shot early in Game 6. Ovechkin played Thursday for Russia in an 8-3 loss to the United States at the world championship. And before leaving, when asked if he dealt with injuries during the playoffs, he said, "Couple bruises but nothing major."

Wild: Goalie Niklas Backstrom, injured during warmups for Game 1 of the West quarterfinal, had surgery for a sports hernia. He's expected to be ready for training camp.

Bruins 0 1 1 1 3
Rangers 0 1 1 0 2

First PeriodNone. PenaltiesNone.

Second Period1, Boston, Chara 2 (Krejci, Horton), 12:23. 2, N.Y. Rangers, McDonagh 1 (Nash, Brassard), 19:58. PenaltiesPyatt, NYR (boarding), 2:22; Chara, Bos (hooking), 4:38; McQuaid, Bos (interference), 13:52.

Third Period3, N.Y. Rangers, Stepan 3 (Hagelin, Callahan), :14. 4, Boston, Krug 1 (Hamilton, Marchand), 2:55 (pp). PenaltiesEminger, NYR (holding), 1:09; Bergeron, Bos (hooking), 16:16; Moore, NYR (interference), 17:51.

First Overtime5, Boston, Marchand 1 (Bergeron, Chara), 15:40. PenaltiesDorsett, NYR (interference), 2:20. Shots on GoalN.Y. Rangers 8-13-9-5—35. Boston 11-9-12-16—48. Power-play opportunitiesN.Y. Rangers 0 of 3; Boston 1 of 4. GoaliesN.Y. Rangers, Lundqvist 4-4-0 (48 shots-45 saves). Boston, Rask 5-3-0 (35-33).

Bruins beat Rangers in OT 05/16/13 [Last modified: Friday, May 17, 2013 12:06am]
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