Rangers Hold Off Bruins At TD Garden, 2-1
BOSTON (AP) – Henrik Lundqvist made 32 saves on his 35th birthday and the New York Rangers got third-period goals from Pavel Buchnevich and Oscar Lindberg to beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 on Thursday night.
New York, which has beaten Boston five straight times, outscored the Bruins 12-5 while sweeping the three-game season series.
Lundqvist stymied the Bruins on several outstanding chances and improved to 25-12-2 against Boston with a 1.93 goals-against average. He earned his 403rd NHL win, tying Grant Fuhr for 10th on the career list.
Brad Marchand scored his team-leading 29th goal for the Bruins to cut it to 2-1 at 12:56 of the third. David Backes extinguished any final hopes for Boston when he was whistled for goaltender interference with 2:22 remaining.