Game 5: Bruins 3, Rangers 1 … post-game notes


Courtesy of the NYR:

Game 5: TD Garden
Bruins 3, Rangers 1.
BOS wins 4-1

Team Notes:

–      The Rangers were defeated by the Boston Bruins, 3-1, today at TD Garden, in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series. The Blueshirts are eliminated from the playoffs after losing the series, 4-1.

–      New York has posted a record of 213-233-8 overall in postseason action, including a 93-144-6 mark on the road.

–      The Rangers tallied one goal in two power play opportunities (2:54), and were 2-6 (33.3%) with the man advantage in the last two games.

–      The Blueshirts won 29-57 faceoffs (51%) in the contest, led by Brian Boyle (11-18, 61%) and Derek Stepan (11-19, 58%).

Player Notes:

–      Dan Girardi notched a power play goal, was credited with two hits and logged 25:59 of ice time. He recorded a point in each of the last two road games (one goal, one assist over the span). Girardi finished the postseason ranked first among Rangers’ defensemen with two goals, and tied for first in scoring with four points.

–      Mats Zuccarello tallied a power play assist and was credited with two blocked shots in 14:57 of ice time. He recorded three points (one goal, two assists) in the last four road games. Zuccarello finished the postseason ranked second on the team with six assists and seven points.

–      Brian Boyle registered a power play assist, was credited with four hits, and won 11-18 faceoffs (61%) in 20:07 of ice time. He tallied a point in each of the last two games (one goal, one assist over the span), and finished the playoffs tied for fourth on the team in scoring with five points (three goals, two assists).

–      Henrik Lundqvist stopped 29 of 31 shots faced, and is now 30-37 in 67 career playoff contests. He finished the postseason with a 2.14 GAA, ranked fourth in the NHL with a .934 save percentage, and second in the league with two shutouts.

–      Chris Kreider tied for the game-high with six hits and logged 16:52 of ice time.

–      Ryan Callahan registered a game-high, six shots on goal, and was credited with four hits in 22:55 of ice time.

–      Derick Brassard recorded three shots and two hits in 20:33 of ice time, and finished the playoffs leading the team with 10 assists and 12 points. He currently ranks fourth in the league in assists (10) and tied for fifth in points (12).

–      Derek Stepan won 11-19 faceoffs (58%) in 17:54 of ice time, and finished the postseason ranked first on the team with four goals.



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  1. three stack of fat guy.

    Anyway I wouldn’t doubt it. I know in my experience getting into scrums leads to a lot of brohugging.

  2. Carp

    You are due a great thanks from us all. You put in an enormous amount of work at all hours of the day and night, and are subjected to far more
    jackwagonism than you deserve.

    Great job, and if you ever get out to the east end of LI with your golf sticks? Let me know.

  3. Za'rat "The OTHER GUYS Greed" Jones on

    We should never play an elimination game on May 25 ever again. It’s a bad luck day.

    Well, I’m excited to meet our new coach. Hope it’s the same one as the old coach.

  4. Carp, u think the Rangers are far off? Or last year to this year was too drastic a step back? U think their window is closing? And lastly, what do u think they need (other than a semi decent PP obvi)? Sorry to bombard u wit questions lol just wondering ur thoughts

  5. Who I would absolutely keep next year, not consider trading this summer.

    Lundqvist, McD, Moore, Stepan, Callahan, Kreider, Miller.

    Anyone I’m forgetting?

  6. Rob in Beantown on

    Trust me, I’m equally un-thrilled with Nash, but I think he is probably safe too.

  7. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    And yes, Brassard. I wish Hags could finish. With his speed, he could be special,

  8. You’d absolutely keep them (forgetting Clowe, who can’t be traded, right?) and not listen to trade offers for Brassard or Dorsett?

  9. As much as it pains me I think pens with the series easily…pens have 3 legit scoring lines and rangers have none and at times the b’s struggled against us. See you next season and hopefully without eminger and del zaster, that kid has no upside as a dman in the east.

  10. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Norm – I would try for upgrades on MDZ, Zucchini, Eminger, Strahlman, Pyatt, Richards, Asham, and Boyle for starters. The 4th line, believe it or not, Haley, Newbury, and Dorsett, I’d keep.

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