BOSTON (AP) -- Glen Murray scored twice and Joe Thornton and
Sergei Samsonov added their first goals of the preseason to lead
the Bruins past the New York Rangers 5-2 on Saturday night in
Boston's final exhibition game.
The Bruins (4-3-1) jumped to a 3-0 lead midway through the first
period. Thornton opened the scoring 5:44 into the game with a
power-play goal on a putback from just outside the goalie box. The
Bruins' power play struck again, 8:31 into the first, on rookie
Brad Boyes' fourth goal in six exhibition games.
Murray extended the lead to 12:44 into the first period, then
put the Bruins up 4-0 6:46 into the second with a breakaway goal.
New York (1-3-1) finally got on the board on Marcel Hossa's
power-play goal 9:12 into the second.
Samsonov, making his debut after battling a strained back
throughout camp, gave the Bruins a 5-1 lead 6:42 into the third
period. Jason Ward brought the Rangers within 5-2 on an unassisted
short-handed goal midway through the third.
Rangers defenseman Dale Purinton received a game misconduct
early in the third period following a scuffle with Boston's Colton
Boston hosts Montreal in its regular-season opener Wednesday.
The Rangers wrap up the preseason at home against New Jersey on
Sunday before opening the season at Philadelphia on Wednesday.