Henrik Lundqvist was sharp Thursday as he turned away 37 of 40 shots in a 4-3 overtime win over Boston.
The game went back and forth a few times, especially in the third period, however King Henrik made the important saves he needed to when it counted. The Rangers are still in a tough situation as they have three more games to win in order to complete the series comeback.
Chris Kreider scored the overtime winner for the Rangers Thursday in a 4-3 overtime win over Boston.
The win keeps the Blueshirts alive despite now trailing 3-1 in their second round playoff series. Derek Stepan picked up a goal and an assist in the victory while Brian Boyle and Carl Hagelin also found the back of the net. Derick Brassard contributed to the cause with a pair of assists in the win.
Chris Kreider is starting Game 4 of the second-round series on the Rangers' second line.
The key word here is "starting" because coach John Tortorella is a notorious line-juggler. For now, though, he has a chance to play with Derick Brassard and Rick Nash on the line he played on before leaving Game 3 after getting hit in the forehead with a stick.
Arron Asham and Ryane Clowe weren't on the ice for New York's pregame warmup.
It wasn't clear if Asham and Clowe would be in the lineup Thursday for Game 4 following a question-filled morning skate, but now it looks like they won't suit up. Marc Staal and Anton Stralman shouldn't be expected to play either after they didn't come out for the warmup as well.
Kris Newbury and Micheal Haley took part in Thursday's morning skate.
Brad Richards has already been scratched and Arron Asham is uncertain to play, so Newbury and/or Haley could be playing in Game 4. Coach John Tortorella wouldn't talk about his lineup for the contest. Newbury dressed in Game 1 versus Washington in the opening round, but hasn't played since, while Haley has never played in an NHL playoff game before and he suited up in just nine games with the Rangers during the regular season.
Ryane Clowe participated in the morning skate, but if he is fact out with a concussion then it would be hard to see him play in Game 4 Thursday night.
He hasn't played since Game 5 of the first round with a possible concussion. Clowe hasn't resumed full contact and he hasn't skated in a full practice with his teammates, so he should be considered doubtful to return Thursday.