The Rangers extended their lead to 2-0 at 8:17 of the second period after a neutral zone miscue from Lucic. The burly forward’s cross-ice pass was behind Hamilton, who couldn’t control it.
The puck ended up on the stick of Derek Stepan, who skated into the Boston zone and ripped a shot that beat Rask.
“I felt those first two goals were poor execution on our part . . . We kind of dug ourselves a hole of our own doing,” said Julien.
But like the rest of the city after our bout with wintry weather, the Bruins dug themselves out when they had to.
“I think it showed what we’ve got in this team in the third period,” said Krejci.
What they’ve got is a team that should be playing hockey when snow storms are a distant memory.
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