BOSTON — The Boston Bruins’ last four games have all needed extra time to determine a winner.
The Bruins have split their two games decided in the five-minute overtime and split their two shootouts over that span. But on the season their shootout record is just 3-5. That’s why they’d be wise today against the New York Rangers at TD Banknorth Garden to avoid the post-overtime spectacle. The Rangers lead the league with eight shootout victories this season (against just two losses).
Boston found out the hard way how tough the Rangers are in a shootout the first time these two teams met, as the Rangers won the shootout, 1-0, on a goal by Chris Drury. (more…)