For Boston, it was a night of firsts: Brad Marchand scored the Bruins' first power play goal of the season and Dougie Hamilton picked up his first NHL point by assisting on it. Rich Peverley and Zdeno Chara got their first assists of the campaign. Nathan Horton also scored his first goal since Jan. 19, 2012.
On the other side of things, it was Boston's first loss of the young 2013 season and their first time allowing a hat trick this season as Marian Gaborik sealed the deal with an overtime goal.
Tuukka Rask started off looking a bit hung up to dry on the first two Gaborik goals, but as the game went on, so did his fight and desire to win. A sequence of quick saves at the end of the third period, including one that had him sprawled out on the ice like a snow angel, helped keep the Rangers from winning in regulation.
Even with only one point gained from an overtime loss, though, the Bruins are in first in the Eastern Conference.
Next for Boston is a visit to the New York Islanders on Jan. 25.