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Bruins vs Rangers 1/15 Preview: Wild Cards

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Bruins and Rangers are all tied up in the standings. This'll be good.

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Just the Facts:

Game Time: 7:00 PM, TD Garden.

TV Broadcast: NESN, MSG, TVA.

Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub

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Season Record: Bruins: 23-15-6, 4th in Atlantic Division | Rangers: 24-12-4, 4th in Metropolitan Division

Rangers Lines:

Rick Nash - Derick Brassard - Mats Zuccarello

Chris Kreider - J.T. Miller - Martin St. Louis

Carl Hagelin - Dominic Moore - Lee Stempniak

Tanner Glass - Kevin Hayes - Jesper Fast

Defensive Pairings:

Ryan McDonagh - Dan Girardi

Marc Staal - Dan Boyle

Kevin Klein - John Moore

Goalies: Henrik Lundqvist - Cam Talbot

IR: Derek Stepan

Bruins Lines:

Milan Lucic - David KrejciDavid Pastrnak
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Reilly Smith
Chris KellyCarl SoderbergLoui Eriksson
Daniel Paille - Gregory Campbell - Craig Cunningham

Defensive Pairings:

Zdeno Chara - Dougie Hamilton

Dennis Seidenberg - Adam McQuaid

Torey Krug - Kevan Miller

Goalies: Tuukka Rask, Niklas Svedberg

Game Notes:

  • Right now the Bruins and the Rangers are tied in the standings with 52 points. The Bruins are coming off of a four-game winning streak that fans can actually feel good about. The Rangers are 8-2-0 in their past ten. Games with momentum like this are always fun.
  • Derek Stepan is traveling to the Garden tonight, but Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said it is "most unlikely" that he will play.
  • All of a sudden Bruins defense is doing stuff and reducing shots against. Maybe they're drinking pre-game beers like Tuukka Rask suggested.

NEVER FORGET:

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