Game Seventy-Four, the New York Rangers at the Boston Bruins
Season Series: 1-1-0, Tied
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The New York Rangers will look to build off of Thursday night's big 5-1 win over the Ottawa Senators this afternoon as they take on the Boston Bruins. The Rangers will be accompanied by a familiar face as well, as Henrik Lundqvist is scheduled to make his first start today since going down with his vascular injury back on February 2nd. This afternoon will be another big test for the Rangers, as the Bruins are yet another team playing desperate hockey, and looking to secure one of the final playoff spots.
Luckily for the Rangers, they punched their ticket to the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs with the win over the Senators, but there is still a bit of work to be done. The Rangers next goal will be to clinch the Metropolitan Division, which will take any combination of seven points over the final stretch. Obviously winning the division won't automatically grant success in the playoffs, but it is something the Rangers can add to their list of accomplishments this season.
Either way, this afternoon will be one heck of a game, and it will be nice to see Lundqvist back in between the pipes.
The New York Rangers' March Schedule
3/2, Predators at Rangers, 7:00(win.) 3/4, Rangers at Red Wings, 8:00(overtime loss.) 3/8, Rangers at Blackhawks, 7:30(win.) 3/10, Rangers at Islanders, 7:00(win!!!) 3/11 Rangers at Capitals, 8:00(win) 3/14, Rangers at Sabres, 7:00(win) 3/15, Panthers at Rangers, 5:00(win) 3/18, Blackhawks at Rangers, 8:00(loss) 3/21, Rangers at Hurricanes, 7:00(win? Kinda.) 3/22, Ducks at Rangers, 7:30(the winniest of wins) 3/24, Kings at Rangers, 7:00(loss) 3/26, Rangers at Senators, 7:00(win)
3/28, Rangers at Bruins, 1:00
3/29, Capitals at Rangers, 3:00
3/31, Rangers at Jets, 8:00
Bryan's Player to Watch: Chris Kreider
Chris Kreider had a monster of a game on Thursday night against the Ottawa Senators. He came away with a pair of goals, and also added an assist just in the first period alone. If he can use his speed and quick release like he did last game, he will have another big game this afternoon in Boston.
Enjoy the game everyone!