Keys to Rangers-Bruins Tilt

By: David Kolb

BOSTON BRUINS (3-3-0) at NEW YORK RANGERS (4-2-0)

HOBBLING BLUESHIRTS

The Rangers are getting their first taste of the injury bug this season, as Chris Kreider is sidelined with neck spasms and Pavel Buchnevich is listed as day-to-day with a back injury. This means Oscar Lindberg will take the ice, most likely centering the fourth line between Brandon Pirri and Josh Jooris.

New York Rangers vs New York Islanders

SUCCESS BRUIN’

During last season’s series, the Rangers recorded a 2-1-0 record (2-0-0 at home; 0-1-0 on the road) against Boston. Henrik Lundqvist started between the pipes during all three contests and posted a 2-1-0 record, along with a 2.35 goals against average and a .935 save percentage.

October 23, 2016: The New York Rangers face the Arizona Coyotes at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

LIGHTING THE LAMP

The Rangers have tallied 22 goals in their first six games this season. Goals have come from 12 different Rangers and 20 have recorded at least one point (total includes an assist by Antti Raanta on October 17th against the San Jose Sharks).

MORE OF MOORE

After being a Ranger for three seasons, Dominic Moore joined the Bruins during free agency this past summer. Tonight will mark his first visit to Broadway wearing a Boston sweater. Moore will take The Garden ice with a hot-hand after scoring two goals over Boston’s first four games of the season.

GOALIE ISSUES

Bruins starting goalie, Tuukka Rask is sidelined due to an undisclosed injury and backup Anton Khudobin is out because of a sore wrist. The Rangers face Zane McIntyre, who is fourth on the Bruins depth chart. McIntrye replaced Malcolm Subban last night, stopping 15 of 17 shots during Boston’s loss to the Wild.

The Garden of Dreams Foundation helps kids facing obstacles in the Tri-State area, including Rangers fan Taylor Ryan who is battling a rare blood disorder called Langerhans cell histiocytosis.