Bruins’ Young Defenseman Come Through: B’s Top Rangers, 5-2

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Jared Wickerham/Getty Images(BOSTON) — The young Bruins’ defenseman are making a mark on the NHL Playoffs.

The trio of Dougie Hamilton, Torey Krug and Matt Bartkowski combined for four points en-route to a 5-2 Boston victory over the New York Rangers, in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Sunday.

The Bruins now have a 2-0 series lead over the Rangers.

Hamilton, Krug and Bartkowski (who are all rookies) are playing in place of the injured Dennis Seidenberg, Andrew Ferrence and Wayne Redden.

Krug started the scoring for the Bruins scoring 5:28 into the first period, his second goal in two games, but Rangers’ captain Ryan Callahan tied it up 2:33 later.

The B’s and Blueshirts traded goals in the second before Johnny Boychuck slapped one past Henrik Lundqvist 12:08 into the period to give the Bruins the lead for good.

Milan Lucic and Brad Marchand tacked on goals in the third to make it 5-2.

Tuesday the series shifts to New York, where the Rangers have yet to lose this postseason. The puck is scheduled to drop at 7:30 P.M. Eastern.

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