AP PHOTOThe New York Rangers celebrate a goal by Chris Kreider in overtime of Game 4 against the Boston Bruins Thursday night.
AP PHOTO The New York Rangers celebrate a goal by Chris Kreider in overtime of Game 4 against the Boston Bruins Thursday night. (Frank Franklin II)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Chris Kreider, a native of Boxford, Mass., steered in a pass from Rick Nash 7:03 into overtime, and the New York Rangers stayed alive in the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.

New York, which erased 2-0 and 3-2 deficits in the critical Game 4 matchup in the Eastern Conference semifinals, still trails the series 3-1.

The Rangers will need to win again on Saturday in Boston to force a Game 6 back in Madison Square Garden.

The Rangers, who were outshot 40-32, won a faceoff deep in their zone, and Nash rushed the puck up ice. He stopped above the right circle and fed a hard pass in front that Kreider skated into and tipped past Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask for his first goal of the playoffs.