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Milan Lucic scores twice to carry Bruins in 4-2 win over Rangers, spoiling Lundqvist's return

  • New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) slides to make a save as teammate Tanner Glass (15) looks to clear the puck from Boston Bruins center Gregory Campbell (11) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

    New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) slides to make a save as teammate Tanner Glass (15) looks to clear the puck from Boston Bruins center Gregory Campbell (11) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save on a shot attempt by Boston Bruins center Carl Soderberg (34) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

    New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save on a shot attempt by Boston Bruins center Carl Soderberg (34) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)  (The Associated Press)

  • Boston Bruins center Carl Soderberg (34) and left wing Brad Marchand (63) pursue the puck as New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal (18) falls ahead of teammate Dan Boyle (22) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

    Boston Bruins center Carl Soderberg (34) and left wing Brad Marchand (63) pursue the puck as New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal (18) falls ahead of teammate Dan Boyle (22) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)  (The Associated Press)

Milan Lucic scored twice in the first 10 minutes, Carl Soderberg also scored in the first period, and the Boston Bruins spoiled New York goaltender Henrik Lundqvist's return after a long layoff with a 4-2 victory over the Rangers on Saturday.

Reilly Smith added a goal for the Bruins, who snapped a six-game winless stretch (0-3-3) and entered the day tied with Ottawa for Eastern Conference's eighth and final playoff spot.

Boston goalie Tuukka Rask left the game 10 seconds into the second period after stopping shots 14 shots. There was no announcement why Rask left the game and he didn't return to the bench. Backup Niklas Svedberg made 16 saves in relief.

Lundqvist missed seven weeks after a puck hit his neck. He stopped 26 shots in his return.

Rick Nash scored his team-leading 40th goal for New York and Matt Hunwick scored in the final minute.