ECSF Game 1: Rangers at Bruins for first time in 40 years

Last time they played, Eddie was in net (Photo: AP).

Last time they played, Eddie was in net (Photo: AP).

The Rangers and Bruins are set to do battle in the playoffs for the first time in 40 years tonight. Over the past few seasons the Rangers and Bruins have grown a mutual respect for each other, as they both play the same type of game. That game being physical, winning board battles, and getting goals at even strength. They both have solid defense and an awful powerplay. This series will be won at 5 on 5. Be sure to check out all of our series preview posts, which will prep you for the next two weeks of grueling hockey.

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Series Lead: Series tied 0-0

NYR Playoff Leading Scorer: Derick Brassard (2-7-9)
BOS Playoff Leading Scorer: David Krejci (5-8-13)

NYR Playoff Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (7 GP, 1.65 GAA, .947 SV%)
BOS Playoff Goaltender: Tuukka Rask (7 GP, 2.49 GAA, .923 SV%)

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Rangers Lines (unconfirmed until Torts releases the lineup):

Carl Hagelin-Derek Stepan-Ryan Callahan
Mats Zuccarello-Derick Brassard-Rick Nash
Derek Dorsett-Brian Boyle-Taylor Pyatt
Chris Kreider-Brad Richards-Arron Asham

Ryan McDonagh-Anton Stralman
Michael Del Zotto-Dan Girardi
John Moore-Steve Eminger

Henrik Lundqvist

Scratches/Injuries:  Darroll Powe (concussion), Marc Staal (eye), Ryane Clowe (undisclosed/concussion), Matt Gilroy (healthy), Roman Hamrlik (healthy), Kris Newbury (healthy)

Broadcast Info: NBCSN, 7:30pm

5 Responses to “ECSF Game 1: Rangers at Bruins for first time in 40 years”

  1. Chris F says:

    I suppose a fitting way to start the series. My poor heart is not pleased, however.

  2. VinceR says:

    Take the effing shot, Brassard! Ugh.

  3. Bloomer says:

    These 2 teams will beat the crap out of each other until the final buzzer in game 7.

  4. Walt says:

    Interesting stat-Hank is 3 for 11 in overtime play off games????? I damn near craped my pants when I heard that last night!!!

  5. bogans says:

    No. 24 in the picture above (from research this seems to be Ab DeMarco Jr.) looks eerily similar to Ryan Callahan.