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May 20, 2013

Boychuk breaks Game 2 tie, Bruins top Rangers

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Marchand gave the Bruins a two-goal advantage when he scored on a play just like the one that gave Boston a 3-2 overtime win on Thursday night.

“It was very similar. I was kind of hanging back there backdoor, and Bergy made an unbelievable pass again,” he said. “It’s always good to get a couple-goal lead early in the third.”

Lucic made it 5-2 at 12:39. He skated into the New York end and gave the puck to David Krejci, who was stopped by Lundqvist, but Lucic converted the rebound.

The last time Lundqvist allowed more than four goals was March 9, 2011, in a 5-2 loss to Anaheim. In the next 151 games, in the regular season and playoffs, he allowed four goals just 13 times.

Tortorella remains confident despite the five goals Lundqvist gave up Sunday

“I don’t need to evaluate Henrik,” he said. “We know what Henrik is.”

It takes more than consecutive losses to rattle Lundqvist.

“I’m confident I’m going to go home and try to play a strong game in the next one,” he said.

After a series in which the teams were basically even throughout the first game and the first two periods of the second, the Bruins aren’t overconfident.

“We didn’t play our best,” Marchand said. “They had a lot of opportunities that if they would’ve converted on, then it would be a completely different story right now. I think especially in the second period, they took it to us, but we were able to bounce back. It’s definitely a very even series.”

NOTES: Lundqvist has started New York’s last 29 games against Boston. ... The Bruins played their second straight game without injured veteran defensemen Andrew Ference, Dennis Seidenberg and Wade Redden. ... A Bruins defenseman got a goal or an assist on each of the team’s goals. ... The margin of victory was more than two goals for just the second time in 26 games between the Rangers and Bruins. ... In their nine playoff games, the Rangers have scored just twice on 35 power plays. They are 0-for-7 against the Bruins.

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