Courtesy of the NYR:
RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
Eastern Conference Semifinals
Game 1: TD Garden
Bruins 3, Rangers 2 (OT) - BOS leads 1-0
- The Rangers were defeated by the Boston Bruins, 3-2, in overtime tonight at TD Garden, in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series.
- New York has posted a record of 212-230-8 overall in postseason action, including a 93-142-6 mark on the road.
- The Rangers tallied two goals in a span of 16 seconds at 19:58 of the second period and 0:14 of the third.
- The last time the Rangers and Bruins played an overtime game in the playoffs was Mar. 27, 1958 (L, 3-4).
- The Blueshirts were credited with 29 blocked shots, led by Dan Girardi’s team-high, five blocked shots.
- Henrik Lundqvist made 45 saves and is now 29-34 in 63 career postseason contests. His shutout streak ended at 152:23, which marks a playoff career high.
- Ryan McDonagh notched his first career playoff goal with 1.3 seconds remaining in the second period, was credited with five hits and three blocked shots in 31:59 of ice time. It is the fourth time in his playoff career he has logged 30:00 or more of ice time.
- Derek Stepan registered a goal and was credited with two blocked shots in 25:18 of ice time. He now leads the team with three goals in the playoffs.
- Derick Brassard recorded an assist to extend his point streak to six games (two goals, eight assists over the span). He is now tied for third in the NHL in playoff assists (eight) and points (10).
- Rick Nash tallied an assist and led the team with six shots on goal in 20:54 of ice time. He has registered an assist in each of the last two games.
- Carl Hagelin registered an assist, four shots, and three hits in 19:43 of ice time. He is now tied for second on the team in points (five), and leads the Rangers with a plus-five rating in the playoffs.
- Ryan Callahan tallied an assist, was credited with three hits and two blocked shots, and logged 26:37 of ice time. He has now recorded a point in each of the last two games (one goal, one assist over the span).
- The Blueshirts’ practice schedule for tomorrow, May 17, is 1:30 p.m. at TD Garden.
- The Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the Boston Bruins on Sunday, May 19, at TD Garden (3:00 p.m. – TV: NBC; Radio: ESPN 98.7), in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal matchup.