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Boston Bruins 4, New York Rangers 1 FINAL

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 5:15 AM

Associated Press

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Boston Bruins 4, New York Rangers 1 FINAL
Boston Bruins 4, New York Rangers 1

NEW YORK (AP) _ Carl Corazzini stepped in for injured captain Joe Thornton and gave the Boston Bruins more than they could've hoped for.

Corazzini, a 24-year-old rookie playing in his fourth game since being recalled from Providence of the AHL, scored the first two goals of his NHL career to lead the Bruins to a 4-1 victory Tuesday night and a sweep of the home-and-home series with the New York Rangers.

``It's the most incredible thing,'' Corazzini said. ``I thought playing in my first NHL game in Buffalo was probably the greatest thing but nothing compares to this. This is one of the greatest days in my whole life.''

Boston went ahead 1-0 on Corazzini's first goal. With New York on a power play, the puck eluded Rangers defenseman Lawrence Nycholat at the left point and Ted Donato raced down the ice on a two-man breakaway with Corazzini.

Donato sent a pass to Corazzini, who crossed the Rangers blue line and wristed a shot past goalie Mike Dunham.

``I didn't think Teddy was going to give it to me,'' Corazzini said. ``It was a heads-up play. I wasn't giving it up. I thought if I tried to make a pass on a two-on-none and we didn't score I was going to get some heat so I didn't want to make the wrong play.

``I think Dunham froze a little bit thinking I was going to pass it back. Teddy was the decoy.''

Boston took a 2-0 lead at 17:34 of the second period on Jiri Slegr's fourth goal.

Brian Rolston skated out of the left circle and slid the puck across the crease. Slegr joined the fray and chipped the puck past Dunham. Slegr has two goals in two games with the Bruins, both against the Rangers, since being acquired from Vancouver over the weekend.

The Bruins outscoring the Rangers 9-3 in the two-game series that began Monday in Boston.

``We didn't play well the last two games,'' New York center Bobby Holik said. ``It could be a breaking point. January is a tough schedule and we've got to do a lot better than we have done.''

New York pulled within 2-1 at 1:21 of the third period on Brian Leetch's eighth goal. With the Rangers on a power play, Leetch blasted a slap shot from the high slot past Andrew Raycroft.

``Leetch had a great shot and we got it back to 2-1 with 14 minutes left,'' forward Eric Lindros said. ``That's plenty of time to come back, and we go and dump it.''

Boston took a 3-1 lead at 4:33 on Rolston's 14th goal. With Boston on a two-man advantage, Rolston's hard slap shot from the top of the right circle beat Dunham cleanly.

``It's difficult anytime you lose,'' Dunham said. ``We have to put some moves together. We need wins before it's too late.''

Corazzini's second goal made it 4-1 at 9:33. Dunham made a pad save on a shot by P.J. Axelsson, but could not stop Corazzini's rebound shot from point-blank range.

``Any time you lose your best player it's tough, and Joe Thornton is one of the best players in the league,'' Bruins coach Mike Sullivan said. ``From top to bottom everybody stepped up and made up for that loss.

``We're excited for Carl. He's played extremely well since he came up. he has tremendous speed and he is a responsible player. The chances he got were because he plays sound defensively.''

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
01:34
BOS
SHG - Carl Corazzini (1) ASST: Ted Donato (3), Sean O'Donnell (5)
1 - 0 BOS
17:34
BOS
Jiri Slegr (4) ASST: Brian Rolston (18), Rob Zamuner (4)
2 - 0 BOS
3rd Period
01:21
NYR
PPG - Brian Leetch (8) ASST: Alex Kovalev (26), Eric Lindros (20)
2 - 1 BOS
04:33
BOS
PPG - Brian Rolston (14) ASST: Patrice Bergeron (15), Jiri Slegr (6)
3 - 1 BOS
09:33
BOS
Carl Corazzini (2) ASST: P.J. Axelsson (7), Brian Rolston (19)
4 - 1 BOS
penalty summary
1st Period
05:02
BOS
Mike Knuble  Roughing against  Chris Simon
05:02
BOS
Nick Boynton  Fighting (maj) against  Matthew Barnaby
05:02
NYR
Chris Simon  Roughing against  Mike Knuble
05:02
NYR
Matthew Barnaby  Fighting (maj) against  Nick Boynton
11:41
NYR
Chris Simon  Roughing against  Hal Gill
19:44
BOS
Glen Murray  Holding - Obstruction
2nd Period
03:58
NYR
Petr Nedved  Hooking against  Daniel Mcgillis
19:37
BOS
Shaone Morrisonn  Roughing against  Martin Rucinsky
19:37
NYR
Martin Rucinsky  Roughing against  Shaone Morrisonn
3rd Period
00:31
BOS
Jiri Slegr  Hooking against  Alex Kovalev
02:18
BOS
Glen Murray  Hi-sticking against  Anson Carter
02:51
NYR
Brian Leetch  Interference against  Brian Rolston
04:17
NYR
Jed Ortmeyer  Slashing against  P.J. Axelsson
12:19
NYR
Eric Lindros  Hi-sticking against  Patrice Bergeron
18:11
BOS
Brian Rolston  Roughing
18:11
BOS
Nick Boynton  Roughing
18:11
NYR
Eric Lindros  Roughing
18:11
NYR
Dan Lacouture  Cross checking
18:11
NYR
Dan Lacouture  Roughing
goalie stats
Andrew Raycroft
SA: 32TOI: 59:57
Saves: 31EV: 29 - 29
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 1
SV%: .969SH: 2 - 2
Mike Dunham
Mike Dunham
SA: 34TOI: 59:52
Saves: 30EV: 24 - 26
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 7
SV%: .882SH: 0 - 1