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Georgiev, Rangers defeat Bruins in seven-round shootout

Goalie allows one goal in tiebreaker, DeAngelo scores winner for New York

by Jon Lane @JonLaneNHL / Staff Writer

DeAngelo's top-shelf goal in SO

BOS@NYR: DeAngelo roofs wrister for shootout goal

Tony DeAngelo skates in and roofs a wrist shot into the top right corner to give the Rangers the edge in round seven of the shootout

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NEW YORK -- Tony DeAngelo scored the deciding goal for the New York Rangers in the seventh round of the shootout in a 4-3 win against the Boston Bruins at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday.

Alexandar Georgiev made 27 saves through overtime and denied six of seven Bruins in the shootout for the Rangers (23-22-8), who rallied from down 3-1 in the third period.

Mika Zibanejad, Kevin Hayes and Filip Chytil scored, and Pavel Buchnevich had two assists for New York, which won for the first time in three games and is 9-1-0 in its past 10 against Boston.


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"It's extra nice when you come back from a 3-1 deficit and win," Zibanejad said. "We'll take every win right now. We're trying to work hard, and I think we have been for the past couple of weeks here. We just have to keep going."

Video: BOS@NYR: Zibanejad blasts one-timer for opening goal

Danton Heinen, David Pastrnak and Patrice Bergeron scored, Brad Marchand had two assists and Jaroslav Halak made 36 saves for the Bruins (29-17-8), who had won two straight.

"We felt confident going into the third," Heinen said. "Unfortunately, we let it slip away."

The Rangers trimmed the Bruins lead to 3-2 on Hayes' 12th goal at 9:24 of the third before Boston defenseman Charlie McAvoy was called for boarding at 12:05. Chytil tied it 3-3 at 12:41 when he banked in a rebound of Buchnevich's shot for his 10th of the season.

Video: BOS@NYR: Hayes scores from slot to trim deficit

"You just feel after the second there wasn't a lot of emotion in between the periods," Rangers coach David Quinn said. "All we talked about was, listen, we have to move past that. We can't let a bad second period get in the way of the third period. Let's go play some hockey and see what happens."

Trailing 1-0 after the first period, the Bruins responded with a goal each from Heinen and Pastrnak 1:12 apart in the second. Heinen, a healthy scratch the previous two games, deflected Matt Grzelcyk's shot from the blue line for his seventh goal at 10:37 to tie it 1-1.

Pastrnak made it 2-1, completing a pretty passing sequence from David Krejci and Kevan Miller at 11:49. His team-leading 31st goal extended his point streak to six games (four goals, six assists). 

Video: BOS@NYR: Pastrnak finishes slick passing play

Bergeron scored his 19th goal, on the power play, for a 3-1 lead when he redirected Torey Krug's shot past a screened Georgiev at 15:11.

"The second of a back to back, sometimes when a team is coming at you, you have to weather the storm," Bergeron said. "We found our legs and got better as the period went on. Good second and bad third."

Zibanejad's 22nd goal at 17:45 of the first put the Rangers ahead 1-0 and extended his point streak to four games (five goals, four assists). Mats Zuccarello retrieved the puck from behind the net and fed Zibanejad at the point for a one-timer. It was Zibanejad's 10th goal in the past eight games. 

"You have to remember the Bruins are a good team, a real good team," DeAngelo said. "They had a good push in the second. I thought we controlled the first and we came out and had a real strong third. It was important for us to get a big comeback win at home."

Video: BOS@NYR: Chytil ties game in 3rd with a PPG


They said it

"It's very upsetting. It's unacceptable. Especially up by two heading into the third on the road, you have to play a solid third and obviously we didn't do that. We let the game slip in the third, that's where it was played out. That game shouldn't be going into overtime." -- Bruins center Patrice Bergeron


"It was big for us. Obviously we blew the lead last game, so to come back and pick up two points coming back down two goals in the third was big for us." -- Rangers goalie Alexandar Georgiev

Video: BOS@NYR: Georgiev uses glove to make great stop in OT


Need to know

Bergeron, Marchand, Pastrnak and Krejci have combined for 41 goals in 26 games since Dec. 8. … Boston is 8-1-2 in the second of back-to-back games. … Zuccarello has 15 points (five goals, 10 assists) in a personal nine-game point streak. …
Chris Kreider, Zibanejad and Zuccarello have 41 points (19 goals, 22 assists) in the past nine games when all three were in the lineup. … Each of the Rangers past seven games have been decided by one goal. … New York is 20-9-5 in games when DeAngelo is in the lineup, and 7-2-2 when he gets at least one point. … The Rangers recalled forward Vinni Lettieri from Hartford of the American Hockey League after trading Cody McLeod to the Nashville Predators for a seventh-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft. Lettieri was minus-1 in 7:12.

Video: BOS@NYR: Halak robs Zibanejad with glove in OT


What's next

Bruins: Host the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday (1 p.m. ET; NESN, FS-W, NHL.TV)

Rangers: Host the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday (8 p.m. ET; NHLN, SN, MSG+, FS-CR, NHL.TV)

Video: Rangers storm back in 3rd, complete comeback in SO

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