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NHL Game Summary - NY Rangers at Boston



(Saturday, October 20th)

Final Score: Boston 1, NY Rangers 0 (SO)

Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Phil Kessel scored the lone goal of the shootout to lift the Boston Bruins to a 1-0 victory over the New York Rangers at TD Banknorth Garden.

With Manny Fernandez stopping all three Rangers in the shootout, Kessel had a chance to win it for Boston and delivered as he quickly skated in on Rangers netminder Henrik Lundqvist and snapped the puck into the top right corner of the net.

"It was a good win out there," said Kessel. "Lundqvist is a good goalie. You have to get lucky every time you score. I was just fortunate. (It was) same as last year, just go in there and hopefully you can make it work."

Fernandez ended with 26 saves for Bruins, who have won four straight and ended an eight-game losing streak to New York.

Lundqvist finished with 19 saves in regulation and overtime for the struggling Rangers, who have five losses in their last six games.

Neither team managed to light the lamp in the first two periods despite having several opportunities on the man advantage. Boston was unable to score in seven chances on the power play over the first two frames while New York was unable to score in four chances.

Both goaltenders each had 14 saves at the end of the second stanza.

With less than five minutes to play in regulation, New York went on a power play and fired three shots on net, but Fernandez had the answer each time as Boston killed off the penalty.

Both clubs played it cautious in the extra session and had just one shot on goal apiece.

"That was a well-played defensive game but we couldn't find a way to get one past their goalie," said Rangers forward Chris Drury. "Both goalies came up with big saves and Henrik made some great saves."

Game Notes

The Bruins finished scoreless on eight power-play chances while the Rangers did not score in six chances with the man advantage...Boston forward Peter Schaefer played in his 500th career NHL game...New York's Martin Straka broke a finger on his right hand in the first period and did not return...The Bruins celebrated Travis Roy Day at the arena. Roy suffered a spinal-cord injury 11 seconds into his first collegiate shift for Boston University on October 20, 1995, and the Bruins donated $100,000 to the Travis Roy Foundation which seeks to aid all victims of spinal cord injuries.

10/20 20:55:54 ET

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