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Daniel Paille scores game-winner as Bruins take 3-0 lead
Wed, 22 May 2013 06:39:37 +0000
New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) - Daniel Paille scored the game-winning tally with 3:31 left in the third to carry the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 victory and a commanding 3-0 lead over the New York Rangers Tuesday in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series at Madison Square Garden.
Paille recovered the loose puck in the slot from the right side and swatted it in past Henrik Lundqvist for his second goal of the series that moved the Bruins one win from sweep.
Paille also assisted on Johnny Boychuk's game-tying goal 3:10 into the third period while Tuukka Rask made 23 saves for the Bruins, who will go for a sweep Thursday also at Madison Square Garden.
"He made some great saves all game, and he keeps us in the game, and that's what we need from him," center Patrice Bergeron said of Rask. "I can't say enough about him. He gives us a chance to win every time he steps on the ice."
Lundqvist finished with 32 saves but his efforts weren't enough to keep the Rangers from falling into a 0-3 hole. Taylor Pyatt scored the lone goal for the Rangers, who suffered their first loss at Madison Square Garden in this year's playoff.
The Rangers grabbed a 1-0 lead on Pyatt's goal 3:53 into the second period. Ryan McDonagh was originally given credit for Pyatt's goal because it was his wrist shot from inside the left point that found a space through traffic.
However, the goal was later credited to Pyatt as the official scorekeepers ruled he got a piece of the shot.
Boychuk tied the game at 1-1 with a shot from the right point that found its way through traffic and past Lundqvist. He also scored the game-winner in Game 2 and now has four playoff goals after scoring just once in 44 games during the regular season.
After Paille put the Bruins ahead, the Rangers used their timeout with 1:36 remaining to give Lundqvist time to head to the bench for an extra skater.
The Rangers put six forwards on the ice but failed to get off a shot on goal in time to force overtime.