Rangers aim for third straight win, host Bruins

Boston (43-14-9) at NY Rangers (33-24-8), 12:30 pm EDT

NEW YORK (Ticker) — The New York Rangers will look for their
third consecutive victory when they face the Eastern
Conference-leading Boston Bruins on Sunday.

Captain Chris Drury and Nikolai Zherdev each recorded a goal and
an assist as the Rangers posted a 4-2 victory over the New York
Islanders on Thursday in a battle of Atlantic Division rivals.

Scott Gomez and Markus Naslund also tallied in support of
All-Star Henrik Lundqvist’s 28-save performance for the Rangers,
who improved to 2-1-1 under coach John Tortorella.

“The last four games have been pretty good,” Lundqvist said.
“We have been more active; skating more. We start to play
defense right away when we lose the puck. We create more
chances and we play better defensively. I think guys enjoy
playing the system. They are more involved and feel like they
can use their speed.”

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Mark Recchi scored his first two goals since being acquired at
the trade deadline as the Bruins held off the Chicago
Blackhawks, 5-3, on Saturday.

Playing his second game since moving from the Tampa Bay
Lightning to Boston on Wednesday, the 41-year-old Recchi
registered his 14th and 15th goals of the season.