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The Bruins will try to carry the momentum from yesterday's 5-3 victory over Chicago into today's game against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Newly hired Head Coach John Tortorella has the Rangers playing some pretty good hockey as of late (2-1-1 under Tortorella). The Rangers, who made some improvements at the trade deadline by adding forward Nik Antropov and defenseman Derek Morris, will look for their third straight win this afternoon.

Just who are these Rangers you speak of?
New York Rangers 33-24-8 (74 pts); 3rd in Atlantic, 7th in East

Leading Scorers


G A P +/- PIM
2008 - Nik Antropov 21 26 47 -13 24


G A P +/- PIM
2008 - Markus Naslund 21 19 40 -10 45


Goaltending
GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2008 - Henrik Lundqvist 55 3257 28 20 7 3 135 2.49 1576 1441 .914 2


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2008 - Stephen Valiquette 13 701 5 4 1 1 33 2.82 356 323 .907 1


Guys Who Like to Drop the Gloves
Colton Orr: 14 Fighting Majors
Aaron Voros: 10 Fighting Majors

'08-'09 Season Series
Bruins record vs. NYR: 1-0-1
11/15 @ NYR 3-2 SO LOSS
1/31 vs. NYR 1-0 WIN

Injury Report

Boston
LW Marco Sturm: IR/Out for Season (Knee)
C Stephane Yelle: Out (Undisclosed Injury)
D Steve Montador: Questionable (Flu-like Symptoms)

New York Rangers
No Injuries to Report

Notes:

- Today's game will be broadcast on NBC (12:30 Eastern).

- This will be Sean Avery's first game at Madison Square Garden since he was claimed off waivers by the New York Rangers.

- Manny Fernandez could get the start in goal for the Bruins with Tim Thomas starting yesterday's game.

- The Rangers have struggled on the power play this season (14.4%, 27th in NHL), but have been very strong on the penalty kill (87.5%, 2nd in NHL).

- The Bruins should expect a physical game from the Rangers. The Rangers lead the league in recorded hits per game (27.7 hits). I realize hits aren't the most accurately recorded statistic, but this is still an indicator of how physical the Rangers play.

- Stephane Yelle is not expected to play today after suffering an undisclosed injury as the result of a collision with the boards during yesterday's game.

Pick the First Bruin to Score Challenge
Submit your pick for who you think will be the first Bruin to score a goal today by leaving a comment . Congratutions to Stanley Cup of Chowder reader Andie for correctly predicting Mark Recchi as the first Bruins goal scorer in yesterday's game.