From the Rangers:
RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS
Game 3: Madison Square Garden
Bruins 2, Rangers 1
BOS leads 3-0
– The Rangers were defeated by the Boston Bruins, 2-1, tonight at Madison Square Garden, in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series. The Blueshirts now trail in the series, 3-0.
– New York has posted a record of 212-232-8 overall in postseason action, including a 119-89-2 mark at home.
– Tonight’s loss ended the Rangers’ streak of nine consecutive wins at MSG, including their final six regular season home games. Prior to tonight, the Blueshirts’ last loss at MSG was a 3-2 shootout defeat against Washington on Mar. 24, and their last regulation loss at home was Mar. 21 vs. Florida (1-3).
– The Rangers have lost only six times in regulation over their last 24 contests, including the final 14 games of the regular season.
– The Blueshirts did not surrender a power play opportunity to the Bruins, marking the second time in these playoffs New York has not been shorthanded in a game (Mar. 12 vs. WSH).
– The Rangers out-hit the Bruins, 37-28, led by Ryan Callahan’s game-high, seven hits.
– Henrik Lundqvist made 32 saves and is now 29-36 in 65 career postseason contests. He has posted 30 or more saves in the playoffs 20 times, posting a 9-11 record with a 1.56 GAA, .941 Sv% and four shutouts in those games.
– Taylor Pyatt notched a goal, was credited with three hits and two blocked shots in 14:53 of ice time. He has registered a point in three of four home playoff games (one goal, two assists over the span), and is now tied for fifth on the team in playoff scoring with four points (two goals, two assists).
– Ryan McDonagh tallied an assist and was credited with three hits in 21:14 of ice time. He has now recorded two points (one goal, one assist) in the last three games, and is tied for the team lead among defensemen in playoff scoring with three points (one goal, two assists).
– John Moore was credited with a game-high, four blocked shots in 13:01 of ice time.
– Ryan Callahan registered four shots and a game-high, seven hits, in 23:37 of ice time.
– John Tortorella on tonight’s game…
“At times we struggled to get through and when we got through we just didn’t sustain our forecheck. A team that is rolling their lines like they are, we need to have some time in their end zone. As the game went on we were there less and less. So it pops up on you.”
– Henrik Lundqvist on approaching Game 4…
“You can’t look at it as you have to win four games, you just have to focus on the next one. The season is on the line, so you have to leave everything out there. Preparation and the effort have to be there, and we will see if it’s going to be enough. We definitely have to give everything right now, mentally and physically, and put it out there on Thursday.”
– Ryan Callahan on tonight’s game…
“They are a good team at an important time of the year. We knew they were going to push. I thought we had a pretty good third period, but we gave up a goal (to allow them to tie it) and we don’t get one. It’s tough. Especially at home, going into the third period with the lead, that’s something you want to hold onto this time of year obviously.”
– The Blueshirts’ practice schedule for tomorrow, May 22, is 12:00 p.m. at MSG Training Center.
– The Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the Boston Bruins on Thursday, May 23, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. – TV: CNBC; Radio: ESPN 98.7), in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal matchup.