Rangers score six, cruise past sliding Bruins

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NEW YORK — Ryan Strome had a goal and two assists in the New York Rangers’ 6-2 win against the Boston Bruins at Madison Square Garden on Friday.

The six goals are the most the Rangers have scored in a game this season.

Chris Kreider (goal, assist), Adam Fox (two assists) and Ryan Lindgren (two assists) each scored two points for New York (7-8-3), which has won three of its past four. Alexis Lafreniere got his first NHL assist, and Alexandar Georgiev made 31 saves.

Boston (11-5-2) lost by at least four goals for the second consecutive night after losing 7-2 at the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Bruins have lost four of five games.

The teams play again here Sunday.

The Bruins’ top line of Brad Marchand (goal, assist), David Pastrnak (two assists) and Patrice Bergeron (goal) combined for five points. Tuukka Rask made 28 saves.

The Rangers scored two goals in 12 seconds late in the second period.

Colin Blackwell scored a power-play goal with a redirection of Fox’s shot for a 3-1 lead at 18:52.

The Rangers lost the ensuing face-off, but Kreider won a puck battle on the forecheck and whipped in a shot from the bottom of the right face-off circle to make it 4-1 at 19:08.

Pavel Buchnevich made it 5-1 at 1:45 of the third period, and Jonny Brodzinski scored his first goal of the season at 3:43 to make it 6-1.

Marchand scored on a rebound at 7:51 for the 6-2 final.

Julien Gauthier gave the Rangers a 1-0 lead at 13:16 of the first period.

Strome made it 2-0 at 2:32 of the second, scoring from the right circle off a cross-ice pass from Lafreniere.

Bergeron cut it to 2-1 at 4:02.

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