NEW YORK, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Mark Recchi gave Boston a two-goal lead 28 seconds into the third period Wednesday and the Bruins held on to defeat the New York Rangers 3-2.
Boston won in Madison Square Garden for the first time in six tries. The Rangers had a three-game winning streak snapped.
Tim Thomas made 34 saves to get the win and advanced his record to 9-1.
Boston trailed by a goal heading into the second period, but Milan Lucic and Tyler Seguin scored in that stanza to put the Bruins in front. Recchi produced his key tally with a slap shot as the third period got under way.
Marian Gaborik put a wrist shot past Thomas 5:26 into the third for the final score.
Claude Julien won his 143rd game as Boston coach, moving him into sixth place on the team's all-time victory list.
Henrik Lundqvist allowed three goals on just 20 shots.