Boston, MA (Sports Network) -
Johnny Boychuk, Brad Marchand and Milan Lucic scored in succession to break open a tie game and stake the Boston Bruins to a commanding lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series with the New York Rangers following Sunday's 5-2 Game 2 victory at TD Garden.
Boston took a 1-0 series lead with a hard-earned 3-2 overtime triumph on Thursday, but left little doubt about the outcome of this one after reeling off three unanswered goals to support a stout effort between the pipes from Tuukka Rask.
Marchand added an assist in the triumph, with Torey Krug delivering a goal and an assist for Boston and Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci each contributing a pair of helpers.
Shanny bans Torres for his past
Dan Di Sciullo, NHL Editor
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) -
If the punishment Brendan Shanahan levied against San Jose's Raffi Torres was designed to send a message, the only one that came across is life isn't fair if you are a hockey player named Raffi Torres.
Torres was banned for the remainder of the Western Conference semifinals after delivering a crushing hit to Los Angeles forward Jarret Stoll in San Jose's Game 1 loss. The suspension means Torres, who already...