Bruins shut out Rangers, extend point streak to 10 games


NEW YORK — Jaroslav Halak made 21 saves, and the Boston Bruins extended their point streak to 10 games with a 1-0 win against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Friday.

It was Halak’s first shutout of the season and his 51st in the NHL.

Nick Ritchie scored for Boston (10-1-2), which has won five in a row and is 9-0-1 since Jan. 21.

Igor Shesterkin made 29 saves for New York (4-6-3), which was coming off a 3-2 overtime loss to the Bruins on Wednesday and was shut out for the second time in three games.

Ritchie scored on his own rebound when he jammed the puck in off Shesterkin from behind the net to make it 1-0 at 9:27 of the second period.

Bruins forward Brad Marchand had his nine-game point streak end (seven goals, six assists), and defenseman Charlie McAvoy had his eight-game point streak end (one goal, 10 assists).

Rangers forward Artemi Panarin did not play because of a lower-body injury and is day to day.

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