Bruins beat Rangers in rare playoff meeting
Brad Marchand scored with 4:20 left in the overtime and the Boston Bruins beat the New York Rangers 3-2 in the first playoff game in 40...
BOSTON — Brad Marchand scored with 4:20 left in the overtime and the Boston Bruins beat the New York Rangers 3-2 in the first playoff game in 40 years between the Original Six teams.
Marchand, Boston's top goal-scorer in the regular season, got his first of the postseason on a pass from Patrice Bergeron.
The Bruins carried the play throughout overtime. They applied constant pressure, but couldn't score during a power play when Derek Dorsett was penalized for interference at 2:20 of overtime.
Boston nearly won in regulation, but Johnny Boychuk's shot from the right point clanged off the left post with one-tenth of a second remaining. Then he hit the left post at the other end of the ice at 6:34 of overtime.
Zdeno Chara gave Boston a 1-0 lead at 12:23 of the second before Ryan McDonagh tied it with 1.3 seconds left in the period. Derek Stepan put the Rangers ahead 2-1 just 14 seconds into the third period, and Torey Krug tied it on a power play with his first NHL goal in four games.
Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals is Sunday in Boston.
Kings shock Sharks
LOS ANGELES — Captain Dustin Brown tied it with 1:43 left and Trevor Lewis scored the tiebreaking power-play goal 22 seconds later, propelling the Los Angeles Kings to a stunning 4-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks and a 2-0 series lead.
Brown scored during a 5-on-3 advantage and Lewis provided the winner on a loose puck with 1:21 left, sending Staples Center into shocked celebration. The defending Stanley Cup champions won their 12th straight home game since March and their sixth straight postseason game.
Marc-Edouard Vlasic scored his first career playoff goal with 11:04 to play for the Sharks, who were doomed by two late penalties after rallying from an early two-goal deficit.
Jonathan Quick made 28 saves for the Kings, and Antti Niemi stopped 27 shots for the Sharks.
Game 3 is Saturday night at the Shark Tank.
• San Jose Sharks left wing Raffi Torres was suspended for the rest of the Western Conference semifinal series against Los Angeles for a hit to Kings center Jarret Stoll's head. Torres is considered a repeat offender.
• Alex Ovechkin played the last two games of the Washington Capitals' season with a hairline fracture in his left foot.
• The Phoenix Coyotes re-signed center Rob Klinkhammer to a two-year contract.