After getting just two of four possible points against the dregs of the Eastern Conference, the Rangers face by far the best team right now in the Boston Bruins. This is a team that hasn’t lost at home since 2021, so luckily this game is at MSG. The Bruins are good up and down the lineup and have very few, if any, flaws.
Other good news for the Rangers is they get Chris Kreider back, bumping Sammy Blais from the lineup. The Rangers have had trouble scoring and putting up good offensive numbers with Kreider out, so hopefully his return sparks them a bit. That said, it’s still the Bruins, so they will need to be at their best tonight.
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Craig Smith
Pavel Zacha-David Krejci-David Pastrnak
Taylor Hall-Charlie Coyle-Trent Frederic
Nick Foligno-Joona Koppanen-AJ Greer
Matt Grzelyck-Charlie McAvoy
Hampus Lindholm-Brandon Carlo
Derek Forbort-Connor Clifton
Jeremy Swayman gets the start.
Chris Kreider-Mika Zibanejad-Kaapo Kakko
Artemi Panarin-Vincent Trocheck-Vitali Kravtsov
Alexis Lafreniere-Filip Chytil-Jimmy Vesey
Barclay Goodrow-Johnny Brodzinski-Jake Leschyshyn
Ryan Lindgren-Adam Fox
K’Andre Miller-Braden Schneider
Ben Harpur-Jacob Trouba
Igor Shesterkin gets the start.
Injuries: Julien Gauthier (upper body)
Crazy Prediction: No one yells at Marchand
Game time is 7pm.