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NY Rangers Game 24 Open Thread: Black Friday Tradition in Boston

Another Black Friday date with the Bruins

After barely holding on to a 3-2 win against Carolina on Wednesday, the Rangers travel to Boston for another Black Friday matinee against the Bruins. The Bruins boast the best top line in the league right now, and the way the Rangers play, they will have their hands full. This will be a track meet.

The Rangers are bad defensively, but they might actually have the high end skill to keep up with the Bruins. The depth, though, might not be there. We should, at the very least, be entertained for this one. Good way to deal with your Thanksgiving hangovers.

Bruins Lines

Brad Marchand-David Krejci-David Pastrnak
Jake Debrusk-Brendan Gaunce-Charlie Coyle
Anders Bjork-Sean Kuraly-Danton Heinen
Joakim Nordstrom-Par Lindholm-Chris Wagner

Zdeno Chara-Charlie McAvoy
Torey Krug-Brandon Carlo
Matt Grzelcyk-Steven Kampfer

PP1: Marchand-Coyle-Marchand-Pastrnak-Krug
PP2: Debrusk-Krejci-Bjork-Grzelcyk-McAvoy

Tuukka Rask gets the start.

Rangers Lines (best guess)

Chris Kreider-Mika Zibanejad-Pavel Buchnevich
Artemi Panarin-Filip Chytil-Ryan Strome
Brendan Lemieux-Brett Howden-Kaapo Kakko
Micheal Haley-Brett Howden-Brendan Smith

Brady SkjeiJacob Trouba
Libor HajekTony DeAngelo
Ryan Lindgren–Adam Fox

PP1: Panarin-Zibanejad-Strome-Kreider-Fox
PP2: Kakko-Buchnevich-Chytil-Trouba-DeAngelo

PK Forwards: Fast, Kreider, Strome, Howden, Lemieux
PK Defense: Skjei, Trouba, Staal Smith

Henrik Lundqvist gets the start.

Scratches: Marc Staal (ankle), Greg McKegg (lower body)

Crazy Prediction: 0-0 game and a snoozefest.

Game time is 1pm.