NHL Scores: Brad Marchand wins it in OT for Boston, Toronto rolls, and Artemi Panarin nursing an injury
The Bruins (9-1-2) and Rangers (4-5-3) played a great hockey game that went to OT before Brad Marchand ended it. New York tied it up a little past the midway point in the third period on a Kevin Rooney goal. But Tuukka Rask stood tall making huge saves for the 3-2 win.
NHL Scores: Bruins top Rangers
“We didn’t play very well tonight, we just have that attitude where we pick each other up,” Marchand said after his winner. “We don’t get down on one another. We’re always trying to help each other out. We get through things together. That’s the mentality we’ve always had in this room.”
New York outshot Boston 35-32 but had a hard time beating Rask who stopped point blank chances and several breakaways. However, more concerning for the Rangers was their leading scorer Artemi Panarin visibly uncomfortable and moving gingerly from the second period on.
He stayed in the game, but coach David Quinn used him sparingly in the third period and dubbed it a lower-body injury. It remains to be seen if he will miss time.
NHL Scores: Leafs beat the Habs
The only other game on the docket last night was another classic rivalry game. Toronto fans are waking up with huge smiles on their faces as the Maple Leafs (11-2-1) beat the Canadiens (8-3-2) 4-2.
Frederik Andersen was the man in net and was rock solid with a 33 save performance. The offensive star for the evening was – Jake Muzzin? Yes, that’s correct as the defenseman picked up 3 assists.
“Coming into this game we knew that it was going to be a challenge,” Anderson told the media. “I thought we set the tempo for the start of the game and overall played pretty good. It was just a few bounces went their way tonight and they capitalized.”