Orr scored early in the third period for a 4-0 lead, then McKenzie broke in alone on Giacomin, leaving Balon behind, for a 5-0 lead. Finally, with the Bruins shorthanded, Orr passed to Sanderson who, in turn, slipped a goalmouth pass to Eddie Westfall for the final goal in a 6-0 rout—the Rangers' worst defeat in more than two years. Orr had four points for the night, and Esposito had three.
It was easily the best effort of the season by the Bruins, and the most satisfied Bruin was Green. He wears what looks like a Tibetan monk's cap on his head, a stark reminder that he plays with a plastic shell inserted into his head to cover the hole where his skull was shattered. He started shakily at training camp, but when the season began, he was in the lineup. Although he does not initiate much hard body contact anymore, Green does not back away from it, either. His goal against the Rangers was his second of the year. He scored his first one six days earlier against the Philadelphia Flyers, and the Boston Garden audience gave him a five-minute standing ovation. He received a minute-long ovation for Saturday's score and then skated off the ice. Halfway to the bench he took off his helmet and tipped it to the crowd. Teddy Green was back—and there was no more panic in Boston.