Kre­jci’s OT goal lifts Bru­ins over Rangers, 3-2

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - SPORTS - By Gethin Cool­baugh

BOS­TON (AP) » David Kre­jci scored 1:40 into over­time, David Pas­tr­nak scored his league-lead­ing 24th goal and the Bos­ton Bru­ins beat the New York Rangers 3-2 on Fri­day for their sixth straight win.

Kre­jci’s goal, his fifth of the sea­son, came on a left-cir­cle wrist shot against an out-of-po­si­tion Henrik Lundqvist af­ter Pas­tr­nak cre­ated space with a deke in the right cir­cle be­fore feed­ing Kre­jci through the slot.

Sean Ku­raly also had a goal and Jaroslav Halak made 26 saves for the Bru­ins. Bos­ton matched its long­est win­ning streak of the sea­son and its long­est point streak at 10 games (7-0-3).

Pavel Buch­nevich and Filip Chytil scored for the Rangers. Lundqvist had 24 saves as New York’s three-game win­ning streak was snapped.

Buch­nevich’s fifth goal this sea­son put New York up 1-0 with 5:46 to play in the first pe­riod. Buch­nevich beat Halak high to the glove side on a shot from the low slot af­ter Tony DeAn­gelo’s pass from the side­boards.

Chytil’s eighth of the sea­son dou­bled the Rangers’ lead at 6:21 of the sec­ond. Chytil charged into the slot and scored five-hole on Halak af­ter Ryan Strome’s shot from the right cir­cle bounced off Halak right to Chytil.

Ku­raly’s sec­ond of the year made it 2-1 with 1:32 left in the

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sec­ond. Jake De­Brusk’s blue-line shot caught a piece of Ku­raly’s stick, bounced off the left post and trick­led in af­ter Lundqvist’s in­ad­ver­tent stick swat.

Pas­tr­nak tied it 4:27 into the third on a one-timer from the left cir­cle af­ter Kre­jci’s feed through the slot. Pas­tr­nak fin­ished Novem­ber with 12 goals af­ter also scor­ing 12 in Oc­to­ber.

New York failed to con­vert on an ex­tended power play af­ter Bos­ton’s Par Lind­holm was as­sessed a dou­ble mi­nor for high-stick­ing against Bren­dan Smith. Smith im­me­di­ately grabbed his face and skated off the ice with 7:02 to go.

NOTES: Bos­ton re­mained the only NHL team with­out a reg­u­la­tion home loss this sea­son at 10-0-4 . ... Rangers C Artemi Pa­narin as­sisted on Chytil’s goal, giv­ing him a team-record 23 points (7 goals, 16 as­sists) in Novem­ber. Pa­narin has at least a point in 16 of his last 17 games and 20 of 24 this sea­son . ... Bru­ins C Pa­trice Berg­eron (lower body) re­mains day-to-day af­ter sit­ting out for the fifth time in seven games . ... Lundqvist en­tered with the best ca­reer save per­cent­age (.929) against the Bru­ins among all goalies with a min­i­mum of 30 games against. Lundqvist al­lowed four goals on 31 shots be­fore be­ing pulled af­ter two pe­ri­ods in New York’s 7-4 home loss to Bos­ton on Oct. 27 . ... Bos­ton de­buted its new­est al­ter­nate jersey, a black sweater with a large “B” logo on the front and yel­low ac­cent stripes. The logo is a throw­back to the 1940-era Bru­ins teams that won two Stan­ley Cup ti­tles.

MICHAEL DWYER - THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Bos­ton Bru­ins’ David Kre­jci (46) cel­e­brates his win­ning goal with David Pas­tr­nak (88) and Char­lie McAvoy (73) in over­time dur­ing an NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers in Bos­ton, Fri­day, Nov. 29, 2019.

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