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The banged-up Bruins will look to avenge Monday's 3-2 lost to the New York Rangers when they host the Blueshirts in a matinee match-up at TD Garden at 1:00 today. The Bruins will be without Marc Savard, who suffered an apparent knee injury during the first shift of Thursday night's 5-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. Both teams are looking to get back on track after losing on Thursday night. The Rangers fell 2-1 to the Atlanta Thrashers in a shootout last time out.

Know Your Enemy

New York Rangers (21-17-6)

Head Coach: John Tortorella

SB Nation's Rangers Blog: Blueshirt Banter

 

Leading Goal Scorer:


Marian Gaborik

#10 / Right Wing / New York Rangers

6-1

200

Feb 14, 1982



G A P +/- PIM
2009 - Marian Gaborik 28 25 53 7 16

 

Goaltending:


Henrik Lundqvist

#30 / Goalie / New York Rangers

6-1

195

Mar 02, 1982



GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Henrik Lundqvist 39 2247 19 14 90 2.40 1127 1037 .920 1

 


Chad Johnson

#29 / Goalie / New York Rangers

6-3

200

Jun 10, 1986



GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Chad Johnson 2 105 0 0 4 2.29 52 48 .923 0

 

Injury Report


Boston Bruins Injuries

Doubtful

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Byron Bitz back 01/08/2010

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Andrew Ference groin 01/06/2010
Patrice Bergeron thumb 01/05/2010
Mark Stuart sternum 12/15/2009
Marc Savard knee 01/07/2009


New York Rangers Injuries

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Vinny Prospal knee 12/28/2009

 

Notes:

- Claude Julien is scheduled to speak with the media at 11:55 am and will likely give an update on Marc Savard's injury. The early rumor is that Savard will be out approximately 2-4 weeks with a right knee injury.

- With the injuries to Marc Savard and Byron Bitz (day-to-day with back problems). The Bruins have called up forward Trent Whitfield from the Providence Bruins.

- There is no morning skate today, so we will have to wait until game time to see who gets the start in goal. The lines for tonight are anyone's guess. With the all the injuries, it would be a fool's errand to speculate on possible line combos.

- I wondering if Chad Johnson ever thought about legally changing his name to Chad Dos Nueve?

- Former Bruins head coach Mike Sullivan is working as an assistant coach for the Rangers.

- Blake Wheeler is riding a 3-game goal scoring streak.

- Tuukka Rask is 1-1 with a shutout, a 1.51 GAA, and a .957 save percentage in 2 career starts vs. the Rangers.

- If the Bruins win today, Claude Julien will move into a tie with Lynn Patrick for  8th place on the Bruins' all-time win list with 117 wins.

- Puck drops at 1:00 and the open thread starts right here at 12:30.