Brad Marchand dismantles Rangers' Ryan Lindgren after an ugly goal

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Bruins striker Brad Marchand Ryan Lindgren has been reviewed in the second phase of Boston's 3-1 win on Sunday in the Garden. After the game, he again verbally shot at the Rangers defender

Lindgren had pushed Bruins star Patrice Bergeron before Marchand was punished for a cross check.

"I didn't even know he was here," Marchand said afterwards to Lindgren, a former selection of Bruins in the second round, whose rights were acquired by the rangers in the Rick Nash trade in 2018. I will have a very long career , so I'm not too worried about him. "

Marchand, who was thrown into the ice by Rangers striker Pavel Buchnevich after his goal against Lindgren, added that he had no on-ice history with Lindgren before Sunday's game.

"He is a good defender, but nothing has appeared in the past," said the annoying Bruin. "All the best for him, I hope he does a great job, but I can't see it."

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Line judge Scott Cherrey separates Rangers Ryan Lindgren and Bruins Brad Marchand during a fight in the second period on Sunday.AP

Alexandar Georgiev has started every game since David Quinn named rookie Igor Shesterkin the Rangers' new goalkeeper on Thursday.

Georgiev stopped 29 of 31 shots and offered the Rangers a chance for their fifth consecutive win on Sunday, but a crazy rebound and a short-handed runaway were enough to send them to this 1-3 defeat.

Shesterkin, who has won six out of seven NHL starts since being called up by AHL Hartford on January 6, has been absent due to an ankle problem on Thursday. Georgiev wins in Minnesota and Columbus on Thursday and Friday.

When asked if Georgiev's start for a third game in a row was more a product of his hot game or Shesterkin's injury, Quinn replied that it was "a bit of both".

"It feels really good. It's a lot more fun to play, ”said 24-year-old Georgiev. "It is really something special and I appreciate it."

The first goal from Boston, credited to defender Charlie McAvoy, was blocked by Rangers teammates Mika Zibanejad and Jacob Trouba and hovered over Georgiev's glove 1-0 back in the last minute of the first half.

"Pretty hard bounce," said Georgiev. "I played the puck behind the net and just dragged it across the boards. [McAvoy] got it and fired the puck very quickly. There was some traffic and something hit and passed over me. It was a pretty tough jump. I just saw that it was really high and I tried to grab it with my glove. "

Boston also scored a shorthanded breakaway from Charlie Coyle in the second half and an empty-netter from Patrice Bergeron in the final seconds.

"I think we were pretty confident about getting into this game," said Georgiev. “It was obviously a tight game today. I think we had a good fight with Boston. We just have to learn from it and keep playing as we have so far. "


Artemi Panarin's support for Zibanejad's third-half goal extended his streak to six games (2-5-7). His team-strong 78 points this season are the third highest in his five-year career.

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