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Rangers ‘gave it to them’ in Game 2 loss to the Bruins

May 19, 2013, 6:43 PM EDT

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The New York Rangers looked to be in good shape.

Tied 2-2 with the Boston Bruins early in the second period of Sunday’s Game 2, the Rangers then gave up three unanswered goals in what turned out to be a 5-2 loss and now trail in the best-of-seven series 2-0.

“We gave it to them. We gave it to them,” said Rangers’ goalie Henrik Lundqvist, as per a tweet from Michael Hurley of

“I don’t think they had to work really hard to get a couple of goals.”

Johnny Boychuk scored the winning goal in the late stages of the second period.

But it was Brad Marchand‘s goal just 26 seconds into the third period that took away any momentum the Rangers felt they had, as they looked to even the series.

“We felt really good going into the third and to have that type of goal go in on just a 2-on-2, it hurts ya. It hurts ya,” said Rangers’ head coach John Tortorella, according to a tweet from Sean Hartnett of WFAN 660.


  1. 950003cups - May 19, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    Where’s my boy jkay1818? Time to pester that man! Nice game! You’re right. Torts is the man!

  2. 950003cups - May 19, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    Hey Henrik. There’ll be a roster spot open in Newark. If you wanna play on a real team, with actual winning seasons (except this and one other) come by for an interview.

    • blackfoot11 - May 19, 2013 at 7:53 PM

      Mighty bold Devils fan, as Marty will be in net for you next season. However, I see your point though.

    • johnstone17 - May 20, 2013 at 7:51 AM

      They can’t afford him.

    • raiders757 - May 20, 2013 at 2:01 PM

      Delusional Devils fan. When Marty retires, your team will go back to being irrelevant again.

  3. drewsylvania - May 19, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    I guess as long as you say “we”, you’re not throwing your teammates under the bus?

  4. 19to77 - May 19, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    Man, Hank is always the first to point fingers, isn’t he? No denying they’re not scoring enough, but he’s gotta step up his game too.

  5. 8man - May 19, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Statistically the Rangers were the better team today. I watched the game and it looked to me like Bruins played better today than they did on Thursday. And its a best of seven just for that reason. So Lundy and the Rangers will get their chance to pull even with two games at home. And I expect them to play hard and well.

    At this point it’s just the higher seed holding serve. When they leave New York it could be just where the series started and be a best of three headed back to Boston. Hey, two years ago, the Spokes left Vancouver down 2-0. Ya gotta win 4.

    Go Bs!

  6. ironmike778 - May 20, 2013 at 7:06 AM

    Lundqvist and Tortorella make the Rangers such an unlikeable team. What a couple of wankers.

  7. johnstone17 - May 20, 2013 at 7:54 AM

    Bruins were beating the Rangers to pucks all day. The Rangers looked tired, so I went & looked at ice time & low & behold, the great John Tortorella basically ran 2 lines & 2 “d” pairings. Coach, you are really the best. I think in game 3 you should just use 1 line & 1 “d” pairing.

  8. tfaltin - May 20, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    Tuukka outplayed Lundqvist for sure. I thought the Rangers were playing a fantastic game up until the point where it was 2-2. The Rangers had great and many scoring chances, and Tuukka kept them at 2 with great saves on Stepan, Hagelin etc. Then Boychuk’s goes in, and the air comes out of the Rangers. Girardi couldn’t outmuscle Marchand, and Lucic was able to stroll to and hangout by the post on the 5th. Things generally aren’t that easy against NYR. If Hank makes the save on Boychuk, who knows. Krug’s first goal was the kind of save I was sure Hank would make at the beginning of this series, he needs to be better.

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