Boston (10-3-3) at NY Rangers (12-5-2) 7:00 pm. EST
NEW YORK (Ticker) — The Boston Bruins aim for a sixth straight
win on Saturday when they visit the Eastern Conference-leading
New York Rangers.
Boston, which is playing its third game in four nights, is
coming off a 6-1 thrashing of Montreal on Thursday. Stephane
Yelle and Marco Sturm each scored twice as the Bruins snapped an
eight-game losing streak to the Canadiens.
It seems a day off may be the only thing that can slow Boston,
which has won five straight for the first time since February
19-March 1. The Bruins will try to avenge a 1-0 shootout loss
at Madison Square Garden in their last meeting on March 9.
Shootouts are a common theme in this series of late, as four of
the last five meetings have gone to the extra session.
Meanwhile, the Rangers bounced back from an overtime loss to
Nashville by tying a season-high for goals in a 5-2 win over New
Jersey on Wednesday. Michal Rozsival, Nikolai Zherdev, Chris
Drury and Lauri Korpikoski all tallied in the second period.
New York may be without center Scott Gomez, who missed
Wednesday’s game with a leg injury. Gomez is second on the team
with 13 points.