Rangers Overpower Bruins in Battle of East Beasts
The New York Rangers sent a loud and clear message to the rest of the NHL on Saturday afternoon: the Broadway Blue Shirts are here to be taken seriously as one of the best teams in the sport.
The Rangers overpowered the Boston Bruins 7-4 at the Garden in a Saturday matinee that pulled New York into a tie for the most points in the NHL with 31. The 15th victory is also the most wins by a NHL team so far this season.
Chris Kreider led the way with a pair of goals as six different Rangers lit the lamp on Saturday. Kreider now leads the team with 13 goals scored this season. His first goal of the afternoon came on a power play, midway through the first period that gave New York a 2-0 lead.
After Boston rallied with goals from Charlie Coyle and Morgan Geekie, Kreider put the Rangers back in front when he slipped a shorthanded goal past goalie Linus Ullmark to make it 3-2 Blue Shirts.
Second Period Comeback
Later in the second period, New York staged another comeback when Jimmy Vessey swung in and took a ricochet off the post by Vincent Torcheck and slammed it home for the go-ahead goal to make it 4-3.
Minutes later K’Andre Miller tallied his second goal of the year to up the Rangers up 5-3.
Tyler Pitlick and Artemi Panarin added to the lead with goals of their own in the third period to push the New York lead to 7-4.
The Rangers improved to 15-3-1 on the year. They will face Buffalo on Monday.