It looked as though the Bruins might make it to a shootout. As the Rangers pressured in the final seconds, Rask saved a shot from Callahan and then knocked away a backhander from
Ference was given a game misconduct for charging with 3:10 left in overtime when he hit McDonagh from behind and sent him crashing into the boards behind the Rangers net. McDonagh was tended to by the medical staff and slowly made his way off the ice, accompanied by a trainer.
That left the Rangers, who have scored on just 14 percent of their power plays, with a man advantage for the rest of the way. Boston managed to ice the puck repeatedly, but the Bruins needed to clear the zone one more time.
Although Rask is the backup to reigning Vezina and Conn Smythe Trophy winner
The Rangers took the lead 91 seconds into the second period when Callahan came out of the penalty box, skated across the ice and down the left boards where he took the pass and wristed the puck into the net. Boston tied it on a goal by Ference, who took the puck in the slot, slid it over to his backhand and beat Lundqvist on the glove side.
It was Ference's fourth goal of the season, but his second straight game with one.
The Rangers went on top again when
With 49 seconds left in the second period, the Bruins won a faceoff in the New York zone and got the puck around to