The Rangers had a 3-0 lead in the third period only to see the game head to overtime and then a shootout. Surprisingly, the last time the Rangers blew a 3-0 lead in the third period only to ultimately win was April 3, 2012, against the Philadelphia Flyers.
With last night's victory, the Rangers improved to 22-7-2 against the Bruins since 2005-06. In addition, 19 of the previous 24 games between the two clubs have been decided by one goal.
Rick Nash and Ryan Callahan scored in the shootout for the Rangers. Nash improved to 27-for-68 in his career, while Callahan is now 4-for-14. Lundqvist, meanwhile, tied Martin Brodeur for most shootout victories in NHL history with 42.
First for Stralman
Defenseman Anton Stralman scored his first goal of the season, and his first goal in 40 regular season games dating back to Jan. 31, 2012 against the New Jersey Devils.
For the second time in his NHL career, Carl Hagelin has goals in back-to-back games. After scoring two goals Sunday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Hagelin tallied another in Boston Tuesday night. Last season, Hagelin scored in consecutive games on Feb. 25 and 27 against the Buffalo Sabres and New Jersey Devils, respectively.
Rangers defenseman Matt Gilroy played in his 200th NHL game last night, 133 of which have come with the Rangers.
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