BOSTON -- The Bruins and Rangers played a pretty even game, until the last three minutes of overtime on Saturday at the TD Garden. That's when B's defenseman Andrew Ference was ejected from the game for a hit from behind on New York's Ryan McDonagh.
It looked as if Boston was going to complete their 4-on-3 penalty kill, until Marian Gaborik lifted a rebound upstairs over a sprawling Tuukka Rask with 3.6 seconds remaining in OT, giving the Rangers a 3-2 win.
The game was tied at 2-2 entering the third period, thanks to Adam McQuaid's wrister that beat Lundqvist top-right with 49 seconds left in the second period.
McQuaid took a cross-ice pass that was a little ahead of him and bounced off the right half-wall. McQuaid stepped up into the right circle and put it upstairs with traffic in front of the Rangers' goalie.
The second period saw a total of four goals, with the Bruins coming back to tie the game twice.
Marian Gaborik gave the Rangers a 2-1 lead with 5:30 left in the second, as he took a whack at a bouncing puck at the top of the left circle. It looked as if Gaborik hit it out of mid-air, and it beat Rask to the low-right side of the net.
Gaborki's goal gave New York its second lead of the afternoon. Andrew Ference previously had tied the game at 1-1 by finishing a nice set-up by David Krejci, just 3:28 into the second period.
Milan Lucic led the rush by taking the puck over the blue line and slowing the play down by passing over to Krejci at the right point. Krejci stayed patient, and found a streaking Ference, who jumped into the play and received Krejci's feed in the high slot, where he then deked right and put a backhander upstairs.
Ference's goal came just two minutes after Rangers captain Ryan Callahan scored the first goal of the game, 1:31 into the second period. Callahan came out of the penalty box, and received a Brandon Prust pass in the neutral zone. Callahan then came hard down the left wing on a 2-on-1, and beat Rask with a snap shot top-left for a 1-0 Rangers lead.