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Bruins vs. Rangers Game 4 Preview: Close it out, we've got things to do

Bruce Bennett

Just the Facts

Game Time: 7:00 PM, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY. TV Broadcast: CNBC, TSN, RDS. Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub.

Record: Bruins 3, 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


Bruins projected lines:

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

Chara - Seidenberg
Krug - McQuaid
Bartkowski - Boychuk



So Dennis Seidenberg has said he's optimistic about a return for game 4. There's no indication that he WON'T play, so as of now, we're assuming he's going to. Cool. Bench Dougie, give the other kids more ice time, and let's do this thing.

After a grind-it-out game three in which two goals were scored with the Merlot line on ice, here's hoping for a return to game two-esque action, with actual goals scored by the lines that are supposed to be scoring them.

While we're at it, let's gush about the kid defensemen, too -- and not Dougie, either. Matt Bartkowski and Torey Krug played 19:12 and 18:08 respectively in game three; each even had a small amount of time on the PK. No PP time, as there were no power plays (thanks, MSG) but watching Krug on the power play tonight should be excellent should the Bruins get to go on the man advantage at all.

Not talking too much about the fact that this is a close-out game because it makes me nervous as hell. Call it a cross between 2010 and 2011. Remember how we all felt after game 3 in 2011? Yeah. Basically that.