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Marchand's OT goal lifts Bruins past Rangers 3-2 in Game 1 of series

  • Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) is tripped as he shoots on-goal after getting past New York Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto (4) during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey playoffs Eastern Conference semifinal game in Boston, Thursday, May 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) is tripped as he shoots on-goal after getting past New York Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto (4) during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey playoffs Eastern Conference semifinal game in Boston, Thursday, May 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York Rangers center Derick Brassard (16) celebrates after teammate Ryan McDonagh scored against Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, right, during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey playoffs Eastern Conference semifinal game in Boston, Thursday, May 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    New York Rangers center Derick Brassard (16) celebrates after teammate Ryan McDonagh scored against Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, right, during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey playoffs Eastern Conference semifinal game in Boston, Thursday, May 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)  (The Associated Press)

  • Fans, top, celebrate as Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug, front right, is congratulated by teammate Dougie Hamilton after his goal against the New York Rangers during the third period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey playoffs Eastern Conference semifinal game in Boston, Thursday, May 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Fans, top, celebrate as Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug, front right, is congratulated by teammate Dougie Hamilton after his goal against the New York Rangers during the third period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey playoffs Eastern Conference semifinal game in Boston, Thursday, May 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)  (The Associated Press)

Brad Marchand scored with 4:20 left in the first overtime and the Boston Bruins beat the New York Rangers 3-2 in the first playoff game in 40 years between the Original Six teams.

Marchand, Boston's top goal scorer in the regular season, got his first of the postseason on a pass from Patrice Bergeron. Marchand had carried the puck up the right side, passed it to Bergeron and kept going toward the net. Bergeron passed across the slot and Marchand tipped it past goalie Henrik Lundqvist from the left side of the crease.

The Bruins carried the play throughout overtime. They applied constant pressure, but couldn't score during a power play when Derek Dorsett was penalized for interference at 2:20 of overtime.

Boston nearly won in regulation, but Johnny Boychuk's shot from the right point clanged off the left post with one-tenth of a second remaining.