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Johnny Boychuk breaks tie, Bruins beat Rangers 5-2, take 2-0 lead in Eastern Conference semis

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    New York Rangers right wing Ryan Callahan (24) celebrates his goal and center Derek Stepan cheers from behind as Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) reacts during the first period in Game 2 of the NHL Eastern Conference semifinal hockey playoff series in Boston, Sunday, May 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)The Associated Press

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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. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)The Associated Press

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    Boston Bruins defenseman Matt Bartkowski (43) and New York Rangers right wing Ryan Callahan (24) grapple along the boards during the first period in Game 2 of the NHL Eastern Conference semifinal hockey playoff series in Boston, Sunday, May 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)The Associated Press

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    New York Rangers right wing Ryan Callahan, left, scores against Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, right, during the first period in Game 2 of the NHL Eastern Conference semifinal hockey playoff series in Boston, Sunday, May 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)The Associated Press

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    Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara, front left, goes down against New York Rangers right wing Ryan Callahan (24) as Bruins left wing Daniel Paille (20) looks on during the first period in Game 2 of the NHL Eastern Conference semifinal hockey playoff series in Boston, Sunday, May 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)The Associated Press

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.

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.