NY had a 3-0 lead less than 26 minutes into the game and re-established a three-goal lead at 6:32 of the third period. When you get them, a lot of times you say you earned them.

Miscellany: Jiri Hudler has a point (two goals, two assists) in each of Florida's last four games. "We have guys that want to be good for this team, and they're preparing the right way".

The Bruins have 86 points with eight games remaining in the season, while the Tampa Bay Lightning and Florida Panthers each have 89 points with nine games remaining.

John Tavares, Matt Martin and Brock Nelson all scored in the second period as the New York Islanders stopped a four-game losing streak and regained some momentum in the Eastern Conference playoff race with a 3-1 win over the Ottawa Senators at Barclays Center.

One thing that's fact, not opinion: the Bruins have 14 power play chances, and their opponents have 25, in the last eight games dating back to a March 7 OT win over the Panthers.

The Red Wings tied it in the final minute of regulation when Richards scored on a power play. The [2-for-2] penalty kill has been great.

The Bruins got one back, a gift, when Ryan McDonagh coughed one up, without pressure, just inside the defensive blue line, to Bergeron, who quickly moved it ahead to Marchand for a 2-on-none.

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"I don't look at all the stats as much as some people", Campbell said after practice at Boston University's Agganis Arena on Wednesday in preparation for Thursday's meeting.

Stempniak had another potential goal come under review, and also had that one ruled as "no goal" at 3:35 of the third period. Boston is likely going to get a pretty chalk line here as the home side but in a back to back coming off a tough game against the Rangers and their backup goalie slated to start I think this game has to favour the Cats who continue to get knocked by the oddsmakers. "œThat was my first reaction. I didn't realize it was that close". On the ensuing faceoff, Rick Nash outraced David Krejci for an unassisted empty-netter with 2:53 left. Defenseman Ryan McDonagh turned over the puck in his own end, which led to left winger Brad Marchand feeding Stempniak on the doorstep for his 18th of the season.NOTES: There was some doubt about the status of G Tuukka Rask, who was battling illness, but his ability to start meant the Bruins returned G Jeremy Smith to the AHL.

The Rangers went up 2-0 on a pair of power-play goals, both assisted by Keith Yandle, in a first period that featured some interesting calls, nearly all of which went the Rangers' way.

Last season, Boston's "Little Ball of Hate" called out members of the team for not pulling their weight.

Rangers (12): "Henrik Lundqvist allowed four goals on 47 shots and was replaced by Antti Raanta at 9:05 of the third period during Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Sharks".

Rangers coach Alain Vigneault discusses his team's 5-2 win over Boston, the Rangers' second in a row, which reduced their magic number to 10. Bruins coach Claude Julien protested the goal, saying the puck bounced off the netting above the glass seconds before the Rangers scored.