Bruins vs. Rangers Game 1 update: Overtime needed after Torey Krug's first NHL goal

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The teams exchanged late power plays and near-misses as the go-ahead goal proved elusive.

The New York Rangers and Boston Bruins were tied 2-2 and headed to overtime in Game 1 after each team failed to score on late power play opportunities.

On the Bruins' power play, Dan Girardi may have saved the game with a crucial shot block with 22 seconds left, and Johnny Boychuk hit the post with a mere tenth of a second remaining in regulation.

Goals were slow to come in the first half of the game, but there was a veritable outburst in a 2:57 span on either side of the second intermission.

Ryan McDonagh tied it at 1-1 with just 1.3 seconds left in the second period. The Rangers then picked up right where they left off, taking a 2-1 lead just 14 seconds into the third period. Derek Stepan shot a one-timer through a screen from the high slot.

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But the Bruins put the lie to any broadcast theories of "momentum" by tying it at 2-2 just 2:41 after Stepan's goal.

Torey Krug, making his playoff debut and playing just his fourth NHL game of any kind, scored on an uncontested shot that beat Henrik Lundqvist cleanly.

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That would be the last goal of regulation, though it wasn't for a lack of chances.

Patrice Bergeron took a hooking penalty at 16:16, giving the Rangers a golden chance to score another late one. Instead John Moore knocked Rich Peverley into Tuukka Rask, garnering an interference penalty and putting the Bruins on the power play as time wound down.

That's when Tyler Seguin's one-timer was headed for the net but for Girardi's shot block, and Boychuck came just inches from winning it at literally the last possible moment:

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