The Bruins tried to bail out Tuukka Rask by scoring a pair of goals with him pulled and an extra skater on the ice, in the final minutes of Tuesday night's game against the New York Rangers at the TD Garden.
But Rangers forward Ryan Callahan made sure the Rangers were the ones getting two points on this night, as he wristed a puck top-left in the fourth round of the shootout to give New York a 4-3 win.
Still, the B's picked up a point that looked nearly impossible after the Rangers took a 3-0 lead in the opening minutes of the third period, as Anton Stralman put a shot under Rask's blocker from the low-right circle, which trickled over the goal line.
It was a puck that Rask -- on a normal night -- would usually have. But unfortunately for the Bruins, Rask didn't make those normal saves on Tuesday night.
The first Rangers goal was set up nicely by Rick Nash as he was falling to the ice in the slot. Nash sent an unexpected pass to his left, where Carl Hagelin put it into the open net for the 1-0 lead midway through the first period.
That's how the score stayed until 8:17 into the second, when Derek Stepan's snap shot from the left circle just got under Rask's glove -- another puck that Rask should have stopped -- for the 2-0 Rangers lead.
After the Rangers made it 3-0 in the opening minutes of the third, the Bruins fought back and scored three unanswered goals -- two coming in the final 1:31, from Nathan Horton and Brad Marchand, all with the goalie pulled.
Bruins steal a point in shootout loss to Rangers
CSN New England | Feb 13