Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Bruins Mount a Comeback But Fall in Shootout Despite Jack Edwards' Going Bananas

The Bruins fell short in Tuesday's contest with the Rangers at home, losing 4-3 in a shootout.  This was the third time the teams have met, and despite a loss, they have managed to get five out of six points against the Blueshirts.

That point tonight was an absolute steal.  The B's just could not get their offense going, again trudging out sluggish power play units against reigning Vezina Trophy winner Henrik Lundqvist.  The game was pretty much a snoozer for Boston fans until late in the final period.  With a 3-0 lead, the Rangers were looking poised for a great team win.  David Krejci potted a goal just under 9 minutes into the final frame, and gave the Black & Gold that spark they needed.

Waiting until the last minute and half, the Bruins starting pouring on the pressure.  With Tuukka Rask pulled and the extra attacker out, Nathan Horton found a rebound land on his stick and slid the puck across the ice to bring it within one.  Not to be outdone, the team's leading scorer Brad Marchand fired one over Lundqvist's right shoulder with 43 seconds remaining in regulation to knot it up at 3. 

Bruins play-by-play announcer Jack Edwards was just as excited as any fan in the TD Garden, jumping up and down while making the game-tying call.  Eventually the Bruins fell after a heart-pounding overtime.

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