NHL Recap/Schedule May 24, 2013


Tuukka Rask (40 in Black) Eric Condra (22 in White) Credit: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Scores:

Rangers 4, Bruins 3 OT: The Rangers stay alive, thanks in large part to two gaffes committed by Boston goalie Tuukka Rask. With Boston leading 2-0 Carl Hagelin of the Rangers entered the Boston defensive zone and threw what appears to be a little weak floater into the zone, and it was towards the net and Tuukka Rask appears to hit a rut in the ice and fell on his butt and had enough time to attempt a save on the shot but he tried a poke check instead and it went in. And that wasn’t the only bad goal Rask was part of, in the third period Rask played the puck behind the net and left it for Chara, the only problem is Chara then proceeded to be stick lifted by Derek Stephan and Stephan scored on a wrap around because Rask took his time getting back into the net and because of it he wasn’t able to get into position to make the save.  Those goals tied the game at two. The teams traded goals later in the third period. In overtime the Rangers won the game on a 2 on 2 break with Chris Kreider scoring on a beautiful pass by Rick Nash. The Rangers won the game but they still trail the series 3-1 heading to Boston for a game on Saturday at 5:30 PM ET.

Red Wings 2, Blackhawks 0: Jimmy Howard made 28 saves in route to a 2-0 shutout over the NHL regular season champion Chicago Blackhawks. The goals came from Jakob Kindl on the powerplay, his first ever career goal. The other was Daniel Cleary on an empty net goal. Detroit took a 3-1 series lead and has a good hold of the series as it heads back to the Windy City of Chicago.

Kings 3, Sharks 0: Jonathan Quick made 24 saves in a shutout of the San Jose Sharks. The Kings took a 3-2 lead in the series with game six on Sunday, game time has not been announced, I think if Pittsburgh wins tonight and that is the only game on Sunday then it will be a  8 PM ET game otherwise look for 10 or 10:30 PM ET start.

Schedule:

Senators @ Penguins 7:30 PM ET (NBCSN/CBC): The Penguins have a chance to close out the series tonight in Pittsburgh as they take their 3-1 series lead back home.

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