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Bruins vs. Rangers Preview: The Return of the Nash

Rick Nash will probably be in against the Bruins tonight. Good times.

Jared Wickerham

Just the Facts:

Game Time: 7:00 PM, Madison Square Garden. TV Broadcast: NESN, NBCSN, TSN. Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub

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Records: Bruins 13-6-1 vs. Rangers 10-10-0

Rangers Lines:

Carl Hagelin - Brad Richards - Ryan Callahan
Mats Zuccarello - Chris Kreider - Derek Stepan
Derek Dorsett - Derick Brassard - Brian Boyle
Benoit Pouliot - JT Miller - Dominic Moore
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 - Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg - Dougie Hamilton
Matt Bartkowski - Torey Krug
Tuukka Rask
Chad Johnson


It's the first time back at MSG since May for the Bruins, how exciting! Last time the Bruins were here, good things happened. Since then, the Rangers fired their coach and brought in old friend Benoit Pouliot, who's now playing on their fourth line and has all of four points through 20 games. Remember when he was drafted fifth overall? Good times.

Plot twist: Rick Nash, who's missed the Rangers' last 17 games with a concussion, may make his return to their lineup tonight. No word on who'd get to hang out in the press box and how their lines will shuffle if Nash comes in, but his return could make things hairy for the Bruins tonight.

It's the second game of a back-to-back, and these are never fun. The Rangers are 7-3-0 in their last 10 games, and you can bet they'll be looking to leave a mark on the Bruins after last year.


Winning at home is nice.

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