By Jake Smith
NEW YORK— The Boston Bruins beat the New York Rangers 5-2 Thursday to extend their win streak to seven games. The Bruins were on the attack from puck drop. They outshot the Rangers 11-5 in the first period. The Bruins scored first after a David Pasternak goal assisted by Taylor Hall found the back of the net at 12:53.
Pasternak leads the Bruins in both goals with 8 and points with 19. Boston has scored first for the eighth time. They have won all eight games in which they have scored first.
Outshooting the Bruins 11-9, the Rangers would answer back in the second with a Jimmy Vessey goal that Mika Zibanejad and Kappo Kakko assisted. They held the Bruins shotless for a 10-minute span.
Entering the third period tied at 1-1, Charlie Coyle wasted no time putting the Bruins up 2-1 with his goal at 2:56. New York would answer with a goal of their own by Adam Fox at 3:44. Trent Frederic scored his goal of the season at 6:04 to put Boston up 3-2. Jake DeBrusk would add to the Bruins lead with his goal at 10:19. Hampus Lindholm added an empty-net goal with 58 seconds left to seal the deal.
Linus Ullmark made 18 saves in between the pipes for Boston. His record improved to 8-0-0. Rangers goalie Igor Shesterkin made 32 saves in the loss. His first loss of the season made his record 6-1-2.
The Bruins are 5-1-0 against Eastern Conference opponents and 4-1-0 on the road.
The Bruins hope to continue their winning ways as they travel North of the border to take on the original six rival Toronto Maple Leafs at 7:00 p.m. EST Saturday, November 5th.