Christopher Higgins notched the go-ahead goal with 1:30 left in the third block for the New York Rangers to win over the Boston Bruins 3-2 yesterday at Madison Square Garden. New York dominated the first two periods with a 2-0 lead, which led to a pair of Bruins goals supplied by Matt Hunwick and Blake Wheeler before Higgins eventually put the game to rest.
Bruins players and coaches believe they could have shown more consistency throughout the contest. “There is no doubt we have a lot of character,” said Wheeler. “I can’t even count the number of times where we’ve been down after two periods and we come out in the third and give a really solid 20 minutes. But it’s not good enough. If we compete for 60 minutes, it’s a different story.”
Boston will have to battle on without their leading scorer Patrice Bergeron, who was hit in the hand by a shot in the second fired by teammate Dennis Wideman. Bergeron is set to travel home as the rest of the Bruins head to Ottawa to matchup with the Senators. With Bergeron sidelined the organization will call to veteran winger Miroslav Satan to contribute immediately on the offensive end. Satan just recently signed a one-year $700,000 deal with Boston.
“I think this is a team which will have a chance to go deep in the playoffs and I think the way the team is built,” said Satan. “I think it could use a player like me.” The B’s will see the Rangers again on Saturday after hosting the Chicago Blackhawks this coming Thursday. Boston Bruins tickets are available right here at AceTicket.com!