Bruins beat Rangers 3-1

1st Period:

  • Charlie McAvoy (3)

2nd Period:

  • SHG – Charlie Coyle (14)

3rd Period:





  • PPG – Mika Zibanejad (25) ASST: Artemi Panarin (49), Ryan Strome (36)
  • EN – Patrice Bergeron (26) ASST: Brad Marchand (51)

Stats:

David Quinn’s Post Game Comments (NYR Game Notes):

  • On Special Teams and the game, “it was frustrating, we get the one in the third, big goal for us that rejuvenated us a little bit. An off-night for us from a PP standpoint, which we haven’t had a lot of, give them a lot of credit, one of the top penalty kills in the league if not the top. They make it hard on you 5 on 4, 5 on 5 and when you are killing. We hung in there, we weren’t sharp with the puck but the fact that we hung around, I thought we defended pretty well, kept things on the perimeter and we got the goalie pulled at the end of the game against arguably the best team in the league. With some of our top players having off nights, to be in that position is a good sign. That first goal was a kick in the ass, drops of out the sky and you could feel it in the locker room, guys were a little deflated and I don’t think we responded very well.”
  • On the push in the third, “we killed the penalty off, had some good things in the third period, we get the PP and score and then we got a boost from that but I thought we were playing well before that. That team came a game away from winning the Stanley Cup and they are hungry, they’ve played great all year and it was a true test for us.”
  • What did they do to make it tough, “they are a hard team, defend well, one of the better defensive teams in the league. They have a ton of experience, deep down the middle and when you can trot out Bergeron, Krejci and Coyle as your top three, you are hard pressed to find a better three forwards in the NHL. They are deep on the blue line and have a great goalie, there is a reason they have the most points in the league.”
  • Did Georgiev start because he’s hot or is Igor not ready, “a little bit of both.”
  • Is this a deflating loss, “I don’t think deflating, disappointing, I think we have a chance to put ourselves in a position to win the game. Disappointing more than anything, not deflating. Move past it and get ready for Chicago.”