Ken Linseman scored on a two-on-one break with Charlie Simmer with 6:40 gone in the third period last night in New York as the Boston Bruins beat the Rangers, 6-4.
Linseman sent a wrist shot into an unguarded net after a perfect setup by Simmer for his fifth goal of the season. Linseman added an empty-net goal with 17 seconds left.
The Bruins extended their domination of the Rangers to seven games (6-0-1) with the victory, the third in as many games since acquiring Simmer from Los Angeles last week. The Rangers have not beaten the Bruins since Feb. 27, 1982.
Special teams dominated the second period, with the Rangers getting two power-play goals and one while short-handed. Don Maloney tied it at 5:01 on a power play.
Mike O'Connell connected again just 57 seconds later with his second power-play goal of the night with a wrist shot from 20 feet, only to have Rangers rookie Dave Gagner tie it with his first NHL goal at 7:20.
Ron Greschner scored from the right wing circle at 11:03 on another power play, putting the Rangers in front for the first time. But former Ranger Dave Silk tied it at 18:02 of the second period.