Post-Game Recap 2/15/2022 | Boston Loses 2-1 Against Rangers In Shootout

Jeremy Swayman makes 29 saves as Bruins beat Sabres again
(Photo Credits: AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

By: Liz Rizzo | Follow Me on Twitter @pastagrl88

The Boston Bruins and the New York Rangers went pound-for-pound in tonight’s matchup however fell just shy of nabbing much-needed two points as the game went into a nine-round shootout. Jeremy Swayman was the Bruins’ star of the night keeping the team within one goal of winning. The 23-year-old netminder made 33 saves as Boston continues to play without their two top forwards.

GAME REPORT

The Bruins opened up the scoring in the early few minutes of the period after a sequence that saw Charlie Coyle initially backhand the puck to Craig Smith. The shot was blocked, however, the Rangers were unable to clear the puck and Coyle would score against Igor Shesterkin.

Despite lots of back and forth action during a fast-paced period, the Bruins kept it a 1-0 game.

END OF THE FIRST PERIOD SCORE: BOS-1, NYR-0

SHOTS ON GOAL: BOS-8, NYR-2

Lots of pressure towards Boston’s net as the Rangers looked to even the score. Both teams had many golden scoring opportunites however attentive defensive play and outstanding saves kept this a low-scoring match-up. No goal for either team as they closed the period out with the Bruins leading 1-0.

END OF SECOND PERIOD SCORE: BOS-1, NYR-0

SHOTS ON GOAL: BOS-9, NYR-15

New York would tie the game at one-a-piece when Filip Chytil scored off the rebound. The Bruins had a chance to retake the lead on a potential breakaway scoring attempt by Taylor Hall however Shesterkin was able to block the shot.

Boston drew the game’s first penalty of the night as K’Andre Miller was called for tripping against Charlie Coyle; no goal during the man advantage. Punches were thrown between Tomas Nosek and Jacob Trouba leading to some four-on-four action as both men were sent to the penalty box.

With a little over three minutes left, Charlie McAvoy would be called for a tripping penalty against K’Andre Miller. No additional scoring as the game went into overtime.

END OF REGULATION SCORE: BOS-1, NYR-1

TOTAL SHOTS ON GOAL: BOS-29, NYR-28

During the overtime, Boston’s Craig Smith collided and crashed into Shesterkin. The Rangers did not take kindly to this as they quickly pounced on Smith. Both Smith and Alexis Lafreniere were called for penalties. (goalie interference and roughing).

With 40 seconds left in overtime and due to the collision, Shesterkin was pulled out of the net. Alexandar Georgiev took over netminding duties for the time being. The game would go to a shootout as neither team was able to score.

SCORE END OF OT: BOS-1, NYR-1

SHOTS ON GOAL (OT): BOS-3, NYR-6

Shesterkin would return to the game in time for the shootout. After nine anxiety-inducing rounds, the Rangers’ K’Andre Miller would get the game-winning goal as they nabbed the two points, winning 2-1; Boston would take home a point.

END OF GAME SCORE: BOS-1, NYR-2

TOTAL SHOTS ON GOAL: BOS-32, NYR-34

NEXT GAME FOR THE BRUINS: Thursday, February 17th against the New York Islanders with puck drop @ 7:30 pm.

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