NHL: New York Rangers 5, Boston 3

April 4, 2011 at 10:25 PM

NEW YORK, April 4 (UPI) -- Mike Sauer's goal with less than 3 minutes remaining capped a furious New York comeback that saw the Rangers rally for a 5-3 win over Boston.

Bruins goalie Tim Thomas came out of the crease to challenge Sauer at the left of the net on the decisive play, but the Rangers defensemen put a shot between Thomas' legs and into the goal, giving New York its first lead on its fourth unanswered goal.

Vinny Prospal began the comeback with a pair of second-period goals, pulling New York within 3-2, and Brandon Dubinsky netted the equalizer only 49 seconds before Sauer's game-winner.

The win enabled New York to solidify its hold on an Eastern Conference playoff spot with two games remaining.

Henrik Lundqvist turned aside 27-of-30 shots and Derek Stepan added an empty-net goal for the Rangers.

Daniel Paille, Nathan Horton and Chris Kelly each scored to help build the Bruins' 3-0 lead.

Thomas ended with 21 saves for Boston.

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