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Bruins rally, top Rangers in OT for sixth straight victory

Krejci wins it at 1:40; Boston extends point streak to 10, improves to 10-0-4 at home

by Matt Kalman / Independent Correspondent

Krejci scores overtime winner

NYR@BOS: Krejci buries slick feed from Pastrnak in OT

David Pastrnak splits two Rangers defenders and passes to David Krejci, who rifles a shot past a diving Henrik Lundqvist for a 3-2 overtime win

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BOSTON -- David Krejci scored 1:40 into overtime to help the Boston Bruins extend their winning streak to six games and their point streak to 10 games with a 3-2 comeback win against the New York Rangers at TD Garden on Friday.

David Pastrnak had a goal and assisted on the game-winner, and Jaroslav Halak made 26 saves for the Bruins (18-3-5), who are 7-0-3 in their past 10 games and have not lost at home in regulation (10-0-4).

"Well obviously it felt good, right?" Krejci said. "We've been pretty good on home ice and in the third period you know, when we we're going, the energy was pretty good and we felt it on the bench. But yeah, what happened, I just gave the puck to a good player, I gave it to [Pastrnak], he made a play. Pretty much I had an open net."


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Pavel Buchnevich and Filip Chytil scored for the Rangers (12-9-3), and Henrik Lundqvist made 24 saves. New York extended its point streak to four games (3-0-1).

"It's almost like they were a little asleep for 35 minutes, and after they kill off that 5-on-3 (in the second period), it's almost like they decided to turn it up," Lundqvist said. "In the late second, early third, there was a different speed to their game. That's where I think they're one of the best teams in the League, they manage to stay in the game, even though they're not playing their best and it's almost like a different team out there in the third."

Buchnevich scored at 14:14 of the first period to make it 1-0 after Tony DeAngelo made a pass from the left corner.

Video: NYR@BOS: Buchnevich sneaks snap shot inside far post

Chytil's goal on a rebound of a Ryan Strome shot at 6:21 of the second extended the lead to 2-0.

Sean Kuraly made it 2-1 at 18:28 of the second. Jake DeBrusk's shot went off Kuraly and the post before Lundqvist dove backward and knocked the puck into the net.

Video: NYR@BOS: Kuraly nets redirection on shot by DeBrusk

"It hit my stick. I tried to get behind the puck and it was kind of rolling and jumping, and obviously that's bad luck," Lundqvist said.

Pastrnak tied the game 2-2 at 4:27 of the third period with his League-leading 24th goal in 26 games this season. 

The Bruins, who went 6-for-6 on the penalty kill, including 1:01 of a 5-on-3 in the second period, had to kill a double-minor for high sticking against Par Lindholm starting at 12:58 of the third.

"Yeah it was a tough game, couldn't get anything going kind of all game," Pastrnak said. "But you know we stuck with it. Penalty kill and Jaro gave us a great chance to win. So we're happy for the penalty kill and Jaro that we were able to finish it with two points."

Video: NYR@BOS: Pastrnak rifles quick goal from right circle


They said it 

"That 5-on-3, to me, our power play really cost us tonight. You go 0-for-6 and you have a 5-on-3 and you get a four-minute and you barely get a scoring chance out of it, just really is frustrating. You know what happens when they're feeding off their penalty kill and we get a little bit demoralized by our power play." -- Rangers coach David Quinn

"Well, it feels great. I know our team is always going to eventually find their game. Listen, I'm a coach, I want them to find it sooner, and eventually we did get to our game and play our type of game. I think lately, we've found ways to win because we've got good players. We're a good team … so as a coach, that's what you're always looking at a little bit, the result but also the process for us. You always want to win, but I think for us, we're trying to build that process to get where we want to go." -- Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy

Video: Krejci nets the EA Sports OT Winner on Friday


Need to know

With an assist on Chytil's goal, forward Artemi Panarin became the first Rangers player to have at least 23 points (seven goals, 16 assists) in November. He has at least one point in 20 of 24 games this season … DeAngelo has a three-game point streak (one goal, three assists). … The Rangers had six shots on goal in 10:59 of power-play time. ... The Bruins are the only team without a regulation home loss. Their point streak to start the season at home is their longest since beginning the 1973-74 season 19-0-0 with two ties. … Pastrnak has 41 points this season (24 goals, 17 assists), joining Brad Marchand (43 points; 18 goals, 25 assists) as the first Bruins teammates with 40 or more points through 26 games of a season since Bobby Orr (47 points; 16 goals, 31 assists) and Phil Esposito (21 goals, 21 assists) in 1974-75.


What's next

Rangers: At the New Jersey Devils on Saturday (1 p.m. ET; NHLN, MSG+, MSG, NHL.TV)

Bruins: Host the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday (7 p.m. ET; NHLN, SN, NESN, RDS, NHL.TV)

Video: Pastrnak, Bruins rally to defeat Rangers in overtime

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