BOSTON - Henrik Lundqvist, who allowed five goals for the first time since March 9, 2011, at Anaheim, a streak of 152 games in the regular season and playoffs, was hurting a bit after the game.
Lundqvist blocked Daniel Paille's shot from about 10 feet with his left arm with just under five minutes to play in the third period, stayed down momentarily, and paced back and forth in some discomfort, flexing the arm. He finished the game but said he will be examined Monday. "It's my shoulder. We'll see. We'll take a look at it," he said.
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Stepan hits the post
Derek Stepan didn't score, but his wrist shot hit the post at 7:37 of the second period, when the Rangers had 16 shots . . . Brad Richards played only 10:34 and had two giveaways that helped short-circuit a power play . . . Derek Dorsett dropped the gloves with Greg Campbell in the third. "When they're behind 5-2, he wants to create some momentum and energy," Campbell said, "and I didn't want to back down."
Ryan McDonagh thought the Rangers needed to be more aware of players joining the rush. "That's the day and age in the NHL," he said. "Guys coming in late, they're pretty good at finding those guys. We've been good in the past finding those trailers and making sure they're not left in the dust."
With his second goal in two games and first assist, 5-9 rookie defenseman Torey Krug, called up from AHL Providence before Game 1, is making his mark for Boston. "There were times down there when I struggled defending bigger bodies, and now I'm up here in the Stanley Cup playoffs against [Brian] Boyle, who's huge," he said. "It's really helped me to learn how to defend and make plays at faster speeds."