New York Rangers’ Brian Boyle wheels away from Ottawa’s net after scoring the game’s first and only goal Monday in Kanata, Boyle’s third of the playoffs.
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The New York Rangers have regained home-ice advantage in their Eastern quarterfinal against the Ottawa Senators, using a goal by Brian Boyle 7:35 into the third period and the shutout goalkeeping of Henrik Lundqvist to beat the Sens in Kanata. The Rangers now lead the series 2-1.
• In Washington: Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored 4-on-4 with 1:53 to play to lift Boston to a 4-3 win over the Capitals and a 2-1 series lead.
• In San Jose: the Blues nearly squandered a 4-3 lead, but they hung on to hold off the Sharks 4-3. St. Louis leads that series 2-1.
• And on the Canadiens front (remember them?): The process to hire the team’s new GM has moved forward with in-person interviews very soon to begin. On the list of candidates seems to be native Montrealer Blair Mackasey, the fluently bilingual director of player personnel with the Minnesota Wild. Mackasey is a six-year NHL veteran, having previously worked for Hockey Canada in its world junior program.