New York Rangers defeat Boston Bruins, 3-1
Henrik Lundqvist's early save on a penalty shot was the spark the New York Rangers needed against the banged up Boston Bruins.
Lundqvist made 29 saves, including Marco Sturm's first-period penalty shot, holding the Bruins scoreless until late in the game to lift surging Rangers to a 3-1 win on Saturday afternoon.
"That was a game-changer right there," said Brandon Dubinsky, who had a goal and assisted on the other two. "It always changes the dynamic of the game."
The play is as simple as its term: dump-in.
A player carries the puck over the red line and dumps it into the offensive zone, preferably behind opposing defensemen and into the corners. In turn, forwards can barrel in with speed, win puck battles, and cycle down low to create scoring chances on pressured goalies.
With the Bruins missing five regulars yesterday (Patrice Bergeron, Marc Savard, Byron Bitz, Andrew Ference, and Mark Stuart), they had to execute dumps corr...