Bruins vs. Rangers Preview: Black Friday Rule

Bruce Bennett

Just the Facts:

Game Time: 1:00 PM, TD Garden. TV Broadcast: NBC, TSN. Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub

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Records: Bruins 16-7-2 vs. Rangers 13-12-0

Rangers Lines:

Carl Hagelin - Brad Richards - Rick Nash
Benoit Pouliot - Derick Brassard - Ryan Callahan
Mats Zuccarello - Derek Stepan - Chris Kreider
Taylor Pyatt - Dominic Moore - Brian Boyle
Dan Girardi - Ryan McDonagh
Anton Stralman - Marc Staal
John Moore - Justin Falk
Henrik Lundqvist

Bruins Lines:

Milan Lucic - David Krejci - Jarome Iginla
Loui Eriksson - Patrice Bergeron - Brad Marchand
Reilly Smith - Chris Kelly - Carl Soderberg
Daniel Paille - Gregory Campbell - Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara - Dougie Hamilton
Johnny Boychuk - Matt Bartkowski
Kevan Miller - Torey Krug
Tuukka Rask
Chad Johnson

Preview:

Happy Black Friday everyone! Now that we've all gotten our fill of turkey, it's time to get back at it - and what better way to do that than with a nationally televised matinee game against our neighbors to the south? If they wear the all-black thirds, it'll just be a trifecta of manatee hockey failure.

The Rangers have escaped their 23 games so far without a loser point. They're 6-4-0 in their last 10 games, and have rebounded nicely since a rough patch to start their season. Lundqvist has only gone 8-10-0, and missed five games due to injury.

These two teams faced off just a few weeks ago, with Rask making a season-high 43 saves against a team that looked dominant over the sluggish Bruins. In the second game of a back-to-back, Rask stepped up to bail out his team, and the Bruins took that one 2-1, despite losing Seidenberg to injury early on.

After a rough loss to the Red Wings on Wednesday and a brisk practice on Thanksgiving, can the Bruins take it to the Rangers this afternoon?

NEVER FORGET:

Dan Paille with the GWG last week!

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