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Bruins two games up on Rangers

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  • New York Rangers center Brian Boyle (22) goes down to the ice as he chases the puck against Boston Bruins defensemen Adam McQuaid (54) and Torey Krug (47) during the first period in Game 2 of the NHL Eastern Conference semifinal hockey playoff series in Boston, Sunday, May 19, 2013.

      New York Rangers center Brian Boyle (22) goes down to the ice as he chases the puck against Boston Bruins defensemen Adam McQuaid (54) and Torey Krug (47) during the first period in Game 2 of the NHL Eastern Conference semifinal hockey playoff series in Boston, Sunday, May 19, 2013.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

BOSTON -- Johnny Boychuk broke a tie midway through the second period, and the Boston Bruins scored two goals in the third to beat the New York Rangers 5-2 on Sunday and take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.

Boychuk put a 40-foot shot from the right inside the near post for his third playoff goal to make it 3-2 at 12:08. Brad Marchand, whose overtime goal won the opener, and Milan Lucic stretched the Bruins' lead in the final period.

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Boston never trailed as rookie Torey Krug scored the first goal before Ryan Callahan tied it. Gregory Campbell made it 2-1, and New York pulled even again on Rick Nash's goal.

Games 3 and 4 of the best-of-seven series will be played in New York on Tuesday and Thursday, respectively.

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