Bruins lose to Rangers, fail to pad lead for third in East


BOSTON — The Boston Bruins failed to add to their lead for third place in the MassMutual East Division on Saturday, losing to the New York Rangers 5-4.

David Pastrnak scored his 200th NHL goal, and Tuukka Rask allowed five goals on 23 shots for Boston (32-15-7), which was 5-0-1 in its past six games, including a 4-0 win against New York here Thursday.

Mika Zibanejad, Alexis Lafrenière and Vitali Kravtsov scored during a 4:14 stretch of the third period for New York (27-23-6), which won its final game of the regular season after losing five straight.

Keith Kinkaid, playing his first game since March 28, made 28 saves before leaving with an injury at 8:50 of the third period. Igor Shesterkin made seven saves in relief.

K’Andre Miller scored at 6:21 of the second period to give the Rangers a 1-0 lead.

Nick Ritchie tied it 1-1 at 18:12.

Pastrnak gave the Bruins a 2-1 lead 21 seconds into the third period.

Zibanejad scored at 5:22 to tie the score 2-2, before Lafrenière gave the Rangers a 3-2 lead at 7:25.

Kravtsov made it 4-2 at 9:36.

Brad Marchand scored a power-play goal to get the Bruins within 4-3 at 14:08.

Zibanejad scored his second at 18:07 for a 5-3 lead.

Patrice Bergeron cut the lead to 5-4 at 18:39 with Rask pulled for an extra skater.

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