Boston Bruins

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 28: Artemi Panarin #10 of the New York Rangers carries the puck against Cameron Hughes #53 of the Boston Bruins during the second period in a preseason game at Madison Square Garden on September 28, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Artemi Panarin Show was enough to down the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night, as the New York superstar recorded the game-winning goal and assisted on another two Ranger goals to help power the Blueshirts to a 3-2 victory over the B’s.

Down by two seven minutes and change into the middle frame, the Bruins countered New York’s second-period push with a Jack Studnicka finish courtesy of a sweet feed from 2021 first-round pick Fabian Lysell at the 8:46 mark. It was a nice little reward for Lysell, as the Bruins made it a point to give the No. 21 overall pick another preseason showing before (likely) sending him to the WHL’s Vancouver Giants for the 2021-22 season. Mike Reilly picked up the secondary helper on the Studnicka goal.

“Everybody’s stronger and faster and they read the game a little bit quicker, too,” Lysell, who admitted that he felt more comfortable as each preseason game went on, said of his NHL showings to date. “You have to be more prepared. You just gotta keep competing and make every decision a bit quicker. I think I’m handling it pretty good.”

Within striking distance after the Studnicka goal, the Bruins knotted things at the 15:29 mark of the frame on a Urho Vaakanainen bullet ripped into the Ranger net after a faceoff victory by Studnicka.

But the tie didn’t last long, as the Bruins lost Panarin in the neutral zone and allowed the all-world wing to storm in uncontested for the Rangers’ third goal of the evening, scored 3:31 after Vaakanainen’s game-tying blast. The goal was enough to hold as the game-winner in the 3-2 final, and after what felt like a billion horrible penalties by both teams.

B’s netminder Linus Ullmark made his first appearance in a Boston sweater and finished with 11 saves on 13 shots in just over 30 minutes of action, while Kyle Keyser stopped seven of eight shots in relief. Keyser’s night included a pair of 10-bell stops, too, the first on a power-play look by the Rangers’ Lauri Pajuniemi and another on a Panarin breakaway.

Tomas Nosek was Boston’s leading forward up front in both ice-time and shots, with seven shots on goal in 19:48 of play. Forward Trent Frederic and defenseman Brady Lyle each finished with a team-worst minus-3.

The Bruins will host the Flyers at TD Garden on Thursday night for their third game of the preseason and first on home ice.

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