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Rangers Shut Out Bruins at Boston Garden

Oct. 24, 1963 - Harry Howell, who rarely scores a goal, and Jacques Plante, who rarely allows one, were the key figures tonight as they led the Rangers to a 2-0 win over the slump-shackled Bruins before 10,621 Boston Garden fans. The victory was the third in a row for New York and Plante’s second shutout in three games. The defeat, Boston’s sixth straight, came about when Howell and Howie Glover notched their first goals of the season. Plante, who rang up his 60th career shutout, survived a third period accident when he was nailed by Bob Leiter outside the crease. Leiter, who was penalized for charging, drove the 34-year-old goalie into his net. Following first aid and a brief respite, Plante returned to thwart the Bruins. Howell, the light-scoring defenseman, notched his first goal of the season at 19:45 of the first period when he beat Ed Johnston with a 10-footer. Jim Neilson and Phil Goyette, who accompanied Plante from Montreal in the four-for-three summer swap, drew assists. Plante made 30 saves, including a couple of spectacular stops, as he ran his scoreless string over Boston to 89½ minutes. He beat them, 5-1, last Sunday, with Johnny Bucyk’s backhander in the second period his only error. The Ranger defense, bulwarked by the return of Doug Harvey, was particularly bright in the second period tonight. Boston got only eight of its 30 shots at Plante in that stanza.


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