Game 3 Preview: Bruins vs. Rangers. MSG. No Seidenberg after all. Let's do it.

Jared Wickerham

Just the Facts

Game Time: 7:30 PM, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY. TV Broadcast: NBC Sports Network, TSN, RDS. Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub.

Record: Bruins 2, Rangers 0.

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Rangers projected lines

Hagelin - Stepan - Callahan
Zuccarello - Brassard - Nash
Dorsett - Boyle - Pyatt
Kreider - Richards - Asham

Girardi - McDonagh
Stralman - Del Zotto
Moore - Eminger

Lundqvist

Bruins projected lines:

Lucic - Krejci - Horton
Marchand - Bergeron - Jagr
Peverley - Kelly - Seguin
Paille - Campbell - Thornton

Chara - Hamilton
Krug - McQuaid
Bartkowski - Boychuk

Rask

Preview:

It's likely Dougie Hamilton will be riding the pine in the press box tonight, as Dennis Seidenberg has recovered enough from Game 7 to draw back into the lineup. Edit: Nope, Dougie will play tonight. We might see Seids next game. Matt Bartkowski and Torey Krug have played their way into the NHL, and will likely remain there. (Man, next year is going to be reeeeeally interesting when it comes time to make decisions about this lineup. But that is then, and this is now.)

On the Rangers' side, it seems that dapper goaltender Henrik Lundqvist may be battling a shoulder injury. He should still be in net tonight (playoffs, man) but look for the Bruins to try to exploit that weakness. The Rangers are a hot mess on D right now, and a goalie not playing up to par behind that level of garbage fire could mean good things for the Bruins.

As in games 1 and 2, it's important for the Bruins to focus on neutralizing Rick Nash and the Callahan line. As long as the team keeps carrying out the game plan from games 1 and 2, they should be alright -- especially with the boost on D from having Seidenberg back.

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