Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Sports Gaming Monitor

NHL Preview: New York Rangers (35-18-9) at Boston Bruins (48-8-5)


Ottawa Senators 5, New York Rangers 3 – March 2, 2023 – Madison Square Garden
NYR Goals: C. Kreider (27), J. Trouba (5), V. Tarasenko (14)
OTT Goals: S. Pinto (16), D. Brassard (10, 11), C. Giroux (26), T. Stutzle (29)
NYR Goalie: J. Halak (L – 29/33)
OTT Goalie: C. Talbot (W – 29/32)
NYR Shots: 32
OTT Shots: 34
NYR PP: 0/4
NYR PK: 3/3
RECAP/NOTES: Patrick Kane made his debut for the Rangers on Thursday night against Ottawa but the team fell to the Senators, 5-3, at MSG. Chris Kreider led things off with his seventh shorthanded goal in his career and then the Blueshirts built a 3-2 lead heading into third. The Senators proceeded to score three in the final frame to take the win.


  • The New York Rangers head to Boston for a matinee against the Bruins at TD Garden in the season finale between the two teams. (1:00 PM ET – TV: ABC, ESPN Plus – Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM).
  • On the road, New York has points in 11 of their last 13 contests (7-2-4). The Rangers’ .683 points percentage on the road ranks fifth in the NHL. The Blueshirts’ 41 road points are tied for the fourth most in the league.
  • The Blueshirts have earned a point in 12 of their last 16 games (10-4-2) and 30 of their last 39 contests (25-9-5).
  • The Rangers have played more regular season games (665) and have earned more regular season wins (264) against the Bruins than against any other opponent in their 96-season history.
  • The Blueshirts’ 17 comeback wins are the fifth most in the NHL and their eight third-period comeback wins are tied for the third most in the NHL. Their eight third-period comeback wins are tied for the second most in franchise history (11 -2010-11).
  • The Rangers defensemen group has collected 148 points, the third most in the NHL and 118 assists, tied for the fourth most in the NHL.
  • New York’s 78 third period goals are the fourth most in the NHL.
  • When scoring first this year, the Blueshirts are 24-5-4 and 18-3-3 when leading after the second period.

Mar. 9/7:00 PM Montreal/Bell Centre MSG Network ESPN 1050 AM
Mar. 11/5:00 PM Buffalo/KeyBank Center MSGSN ESPN 1050 AM
Mar. 12/4:00 PM Pittsburgh/PPG Paints Arena TNT ESPN 98.7 FM
Mar. 14/7:00 PM Washington/Madison Square Garden ESPN ESPN 1050 AM
Mar. 16/7:00 PM Pittsburgh/Madison Square Garden MSG Network ESPN 1050 AM

Mar. 2 Ottawa L, 5-3
Mar. 1 at Philadelphia OTW, 3-2
Feb. 26 Los Angeles W, 5-2
Feb. 25 at Washington L, 6-3
Feb. 23 at Detroit L, 4-1

Ryan Lindgren Upper Body Feb. 26-Mar. 2 3

March 3 – Acquired Anton Blidh from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for forward Gustav Rydahl and acquired Wyatt Kalynuk from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for future considerations.
February 28 – Patrick Kane acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks.
February 28 – Austin Rueschhoff traded to the Nashville Predators in exchange for future considerations
February 28 – Braden Schneider recalled from Hartford. Ryan Carpenter re-assigned to Hartford.

ALL-TIME RECORD 264-300-97-4 (629 PTS)
2022-23 0-2-0
2021-22 2-1-0
NYR HOME 151-128-55-1 (358 PTS)
NYR AWAY 113-172-42-3 (271 PTS)
LEADING SCORER(S) – CURRENT RANGERS IN CAREER G: Zibanejad (15) – A: Kane/Panarin (11) – Pts: Zibanejad (23)
LEADING SCORER(S) – ALL-TIME IN GAMES W/NYR G: Bathgate (64) – A: Bathgate (116) – Pts: Bathgate (180)

November 3 at MSG L, 5-2
January 19 at MSG L, 3-1
March 4 at TD Garden 1:00 PM ET



  • The Bruins host the Rangers today in the 3rd and final game between these teams this season and the Rangers’ lone game of the season series at TD Garden.
  • They are 48-8-5 overall this season and their 101-point total is the best record in NHL history through 61 games … They are 25-2-3 on home ice and the Bruins are 26-6-3 vs Eastern Conference opponents.
  • The Bruins are playing today their 9th of 16 matinees this season (local start time 4:00 pm or earlier) … They have a 6-1-1 record in afternoon games so far.
  • The Bruins play game 2 today of their 4-game home stand (1-0-0) … They will next host Edmonton on 3/9 and Detroit on 3/11.


  • The Bruins have won their last 9 games with a 3-2/OT win in Dallas on 2/14, 5-0 win in Nashville on 2/16, 6-2 win vs. NY Islanders on 2/18, 3-1 victory vs Ottawa on 2/20, 6-5 win in Seattle on 2/23, 3-1 win in Vancouver on 2/25, 3-2 win in Edmonton on 2/27, 4-3 OT win in Calgary on 2/28, and 7-1 win vs Buffalo on 3/2 … It is their longest win streak since a 12-game stretch in 2013-14.
  • The Bruins are 6-2-0 in their last 8 home games … That followed a 22-game home unbeaten at 19-0-3 and a 14- game home win streak, the longest from the start of a season in league history and longest point streak from a season’s start in Boston annals … It was also their fourth longest home point streak overall in team history.
  • They have won their last 7 road games and are 16-2-2 in their last 20 road games, including a 9-0-1 road point streak from 12/11-1/24.
  • Boston 3 at Edmonton 2 … Boston’s goals came from Tomas Nosek, Nick Foligno and Pavel Zacha and Dmitry Orlov had his first 2A as a Bruin … Jeremy Swayman earned his 3rd straight win in goal … SOG: Bos 28, Edm 24 … PP: 0/5 … PK: 0/1
  • Boston 4 at Calgary 3/OT … The Bruins swept their recent road trip after a 4-games-in-6-days stretch … Dmitry Orlov had 2-1=3 totals and Patrice Bergeron and Jake DeBrusk had 2A each … Pavel Zacha sent the game to OT where Charlie McAvoy finished with 4.3 remaining in the extra session … Linus Ullmark made a club-record 54 saves in the win … SOG: Bos 20, Cgy 57 … PP: 1/3 … PK: 0/3
  • Boston 7 vs Buffalo 1 … David Pastrnak and Dmitry Orlov had 1-2=3 totals each with 2-point nights each from Jakub Lauko (2G), Pavel Zacha (GA), Charlie Coyle, Brandon Carlo, and David Krejci (2A) … The Bruins had 4G in the last 5:15 of the 3rd period including 2 SHG in 0:24 … Jeremy Swayman took his 4th straight win … SOG: Bos 42, Buf 27 … PP: 1/3 … PK: 0/3

INJURIES (Total man-games lost in 2022-23: 80)

  • Taylor Hall: Lower body (LTIR)
  • Nick Foligno: Lower body (IR)


  • The Bruins and Rangers are meeting for the 666th time in their histories with the Bruins having a 304-252-97-12
    record and 2,087-1,926 scoring advantage in those games.
  • The Bruins are 175-106-42-7 lifetime vs. New York at home with a 1,150-911 scoring edge in those 330 contests.


  • The Bruins currently have 25 players on their roster (1 IR, 1 LTIR) … 12 were drafted by the team, 7 were acquired
    in trade and 6 were signed as free agents.
  • The Bruins play 16 matinees this season (local start time 4:00 pm or earlier) … They have a 6-1-1 record in
    afternoon games so far.
  • The Bruins play 14 sets of back-to-back games this season … They are currently 7-0-2 in the 1st game of those
    sets and are 7-2-0 in the 2nd games so far.
  • The Bruins are playing game 2 of their 15-game March schedule tonight (9 hm/6 rd, 1-0-0) … They will play 7 in
    April (3 hm/4 rd) … They went 8-1-0 in October, 11- 2-0 in November, 9-1-4 in December, 10-3-1 in January and 9-1-
    0 in February.

Feb. 9: Jakub Lauko recalled from Providence/AHL.
Feb. 17: Jakub Lauko returned to Providence/AHL.
Feb. 23: Dmitry Orlov and Garnet Hathaway acquired from Washington for Craig Smith, 2023 first round draft pick,
2025 second round draft pick and 2024 third round draft pick.
Feb. 23: Rights to Andrei Svetlakov acquired from Minnesota for 2023 fifth round draft pick.
Feb. 25: Vinni Lettieri placed on waivers (cleared 2/26).
Feb. 25: Shane Bowers acquired from Colorado for Keith Kinkaid and assigned to Providence/AHL.
Mar. 2: Tyler Bertuzzi acquired from Detroit for 2024 first round (top-ten protected) and 2025 fourth round draft picks.
Mar. 2: David Pastrnak signed to an eight-year contract extension.
Mar. 2: Jakub Lauko recalled from Providence/AHL.

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