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Game Recap: Bruins vs Rangers 10/23/2010

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BOSTON - OCTOBER 23: Nathan Horton #18 of the Boston Bruins scores at 12:22 of the second period against the New York Rangers at the TD Garden on October 23 2010 in Boston Massachusetts.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
BOSTON - OCTOBER 23: Nathan Horton #18 of the Boston Bruins scores at 12:22 of the second period against the New York Rangers at the TD Garden on October 23 2010 in Boston Massachusetts. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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The Bruins were looking to keep their strong play as of late going Saturday night against the Rangers at the Garden.  However after two strong games, the Bruins couldn't mThis ake it three falling to the Rangers 3-2 in front of the home crowd.  Anyone watching this game could tell you this was easily the roughest game of this young season, and the fists and hits were flying even in the first period.  The Rangers were spotted to an early 2-0 lead with goals from Artem Anisimov and Alexander Frolov, and after a few fights between Shawn Thornton/Derek Boogard and Milan Lucic/Brandon Prust the Bruins finally got into this game. With the Bruins on a 5 on 3 powerplay Zdeno Chara made it 2-1 with a blast from the face off circle, it was Chara's second goal in as many games. 

 The 2nd period went much as the first did for the Bruins.  The teams traded goals, with the Rangers getting a break away goal by Marc Staal and the Bruins getting yet another goal from Nathan Horton.  During the 2nd period the Bruins lost Johnny Boychuk to injury and he didn't return to the game.  Going into the third the Bruins upped their tempo and poured on more offense in an effort to try and tie the game, but ultimately fell short losing 3-2. 

Game Notes--

     - Tuukka Rask looked pretty sharp as this game progressed, gave up 2 goals on his first 9 shots, but made some very big stops in the 2nd and 3rd.

     - This was a very rough and chippy game, several fights, injuries to both teams, and big hits thrown on both sides.

     - Tyler Seguin looked much stronger tonight in the eyes of this humble blogger.

     -  Will there be a game this season where an opposing team doesn't leave Nathan Horton alone in the slot for and easy goal?