BOSTON (AP) -- Nigel Dawes scored a pair of goals and Jaromir
Jagr scored a goal and added an assist Saturday as the New York
Rangers took advantage of four power-play opportunities to beat the
Boston Bruins 5-3 in a preseason game.
It was the first time Jagr had played in back-to-back games
since Games 3 and 4 of last season's playoffs against the New York
Islanders. He had surgery May 8 to repair a dislocated left
shoulder and saw his first action of the preseason Friday against
Henrik Lundqvist made 31 saves, including 15 in the second
period, as the Rangers closed the preseason with a 5-2 record. The
loss was the second straight for Boston to the Rangers. The Bruins
finished preseason with a 4-3 record.
New York took a 1-0 lead midway through the first period on a
backhander by Peter Prucha. It broke an 0-for-42 scoreless streak
on the power play for the Rangers. Brendan Shanahan boosted the New
York lead to 2-0 with a one-timer from the slot on a two-man
Glenn Murray scored the Bruins' first goal at 13:30 of the
second period, on a wrist shot, to cut the Rangers' lead to 2-1.
But New York answered with two goals 44 seconds apart to take a
4-1 lead heading into the third period. Jagr scored the first, on a
power play. It was his first goal since April 13 against
Pittsburgh. Dawes converted a Phil Kessel turnover into the
Rangers' fourth goal late in the second period.
Dawes added his second goal of the game at 1:33 of the third
period, also on a power play, as the Rangers upped their advantage
to 5-1. Boston scored twice in the third period on a wrist shot by
Brad Boyes at 7:08 and a rebound by Petr Tenkrat at 14:11.
Hannu Toivonen made 20 saves for Boston.