BruinsRangers: 5 from the Second

BruinsRangers: 5 from the Second
April 5, 2011, 1:03 am
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By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.comNEW YORK CITY Here are five thoughts from the second period with the Bruins hanging on to a 3-2 lead over the Rangers after the first 40 minutes of play at Madison Square Garden.1)As good as the Bruins looked in building up a 3-0 lead against the Rangers, theyve looked primed to give up since then. Playing against a hungry Blueshirts squad that simply needs the two points for playoff survival, there is a lot of standing around going on in the Bruins defensive end particularly on the second Vinny Prospal goal where three Bruins were beaten to a loose puck in the corner that helped set up the play.2)It took 21 games for Chris Kelly to finally notch one with the Bruins, but he finally got on the board in the second period after beating Henrik Lundqvist short side with a shot that the Rangers goalie probably feels he should have had.3)Adam McQuaid having a tough night tracking attackers and staying on his skates as the action is intensifying for the Bruins rookie defenseman. A minus-2 in 9:32 of action tonight and it looks like hes having a hard time keeping pace.4)Good things happening for Vinny Prospal as he just simply hangs around the net, and is banging home loose pucks and rebounds. Exactly the kind of guy that will have success in the playoffs. Hard to believe thats only his eighth goal of the season.5)Two penalties called on David Krejci in the second period, and the second one was a slashing call after he was blasted into the boards by New York defenseman Dan Girardi. Krejci is looking a little frustrated out there.