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Rapid Reaction: Bruins 3, Rangers 0

BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins extended their winning streak to five games with a 3-0 victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday night at TD Garden.

This is Boston's second five-game winning streak of the season. Goaltender Tuukka Rask was outstanding, finishing with 30 saves to record his second shutout of the season. Rask is 7-0-3 in his past 10 starts. Offensively, Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci and Loui Eriksson provided the goals for the Bruins.

The Rangers had backup Cam Talbot in net. No. 1 goalie Henrik Lundqvist was given the night off due to back-to-back games, no practice on Saturday and a matinee game on Sunday, according to coach Alain Vigneault. Lundqvist will play Friday and Sunday.

Drop 'em: With the Rangers trailing by two goals, New York's Tanner Glass attempted to spark his team, trying to entice the Bruins into a fight. Finally, right off the faceoff, Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid accepted and dropped the gloves with Glass. In the third period, the Bruins' Chris Kelly did not like the hit New York's Chris Kreider put on Carl Soderberg, so Kelly intervened and put a decent beating on Kreider, who went to the box bleeding from his face. Kelly was given two minutes for instigating and five for fighting, along with a 10-minute misconduct.

Scary moment: Late in the second period, McQuaid was on the receiving end of a high-sticking penalty by the Rangers' Kevin Hayes. The stick struck McQuaid in the left eye and the defenseman fell to the ice. After being tended to by team trainer Don DelNegro, McQuaid went to the locker room with a towel over his eye. Fortunately, he returned for the third period.