The Bruins earned one point on Wednesday against the Rangers — with an emphasis on earned.
Boston scratched and clawed their way to an overtime loss against New York, but a point’s a point. A Nathan Horton goal late in the third period was enough to push things to OT, but Marian Gaborik‘s hat trick proved too much for the B’s to overcome. Despite Tuukka Rask‘s best efforts, the Bruins head home losers for the first time, even if they didn’t come home empty-handed as far as the standings are concerned.
There’s still plenty to be optimistic about, however, and NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette is still excited about the heart the Bruins showed. Plus, Dougie Hamilton recorded the first NHL point of his career, and the rookie defenseman certainly proved that he’ll be one to watch this season.