The Rangers are home against Boston tonight, looking to end this three game stretch against playoff teams on a positive note and with a 2-1 record. The Rangers beat Montreal 1-0 on Saturday, but lost to the Kings by the same score on Sunday. Tonight it’s the Bruins, who embarrassed the Rangers in the playoffs last season.
Claude Julien is another one of those hybrid trap coaches. The Bruins play an aggressive 2-1-2 forecheck early in the period and then switch to a more conservative 1-4 or 1-1-3 lock later in the period if they have a lead. In the defensive zone, the Bs play a low zone collapse/overload and try to defend you in layers depending on puck location. On special teams, the Bruins use an umbrella power play and a wedge+1/diamond force penalty kill where they try to pressure for turnovers.
Rangers Lineup (unconfirmed):
Henrik Lundqvist gets the start
Game time is 7:30pm tonight. Don’t forget to check out our Rangers Tickets link for deals to attend games.