Today on Bruins Daily
After defeating the Carolina Hurricanes Monday night, the Boston Bruins have a quick turnaround as they travel to New York to face the Rangers for the first time since the B’s eliminated the Blueshirts from the Eastern Conference semifinals back in May.
Will the Black and Gold make it two in a row to close out this three-game road trip, or will the Rangers get a measure of revenge at Madison Square Garden? Be sure to follow us on Twitter for updates at @BruinsDaily and include #DailyLive in your tweets.
In case you missed it
Fellow Bruins Daily colleague Chris Chirichello chimed in twice in the last 24 hours. First, he names Brad Marchand as his player of the week and follows up earlier today with a post on Tuukka Rask bouncing back against the Hurricanes.
Know the enemy
It’s no secret that the Bruins had some turnover this off-season, but they’ve adjusted well in the early part of the season. The Rangers, on the other hand, are still working out some kinks under new head coach Alain Vigneault in his first year on Broadway.
Still, Vigneault carries a strong dislike for the Black and Gold after he guided the Vancouver Canucks to the Stanley Cup Final in 2011. And that bitterness is still visible in the bright lights of New York City.
“I don’t need to have played for New York to have a dislike for Boston,” Vigneault said after the Rangers’ morning skate.
At 10-10-0, the Rangers are still searching for some answers as they find themselves third in the lethargic Metropolitan Division. But they have some good news today as Rick Nash, who missed the last six weeks with a concussion, returns to the Blueshirts lineup tonight.
Despite the .500 record, New York is 7-3-0 in its last 10 and Nash’s return could add an extra spark against a Bruins squad playing their second of a back-to-back on the road.
For you GIF lovers out there, Days of Y’Orr has you covered with a GIFCap of last night’s victory. (DOY)
Chad Johnson will likely get another start tonight against his former team. (Joe McDonald/ESPN Boston)
Kirk Vance defends the trade that sent Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley to Dallas. (The Hockey Writers)
More on Nash’s return and some changes to the Rangers lineup tonight. (Pat Leonard/New York Daily News)
Speaking of the Rangers, they – along with the Ottawa Senators – have reportedly expressed an interest in Sharks forward Martin Havlat. (Kevin Kurz/CSN Bay Area)
Martin St. Louis is playing in his 1000th game tonight and the Lightning captain has had quite a few accomplishments in his impressive NHL career. But Sean Leahy somehow narrows it down to 10. (Puck Daddy)
Bruins’ projected lines
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Loui Eriksson
Reilly Smith-Chris Kelly-Carl Soderberg
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Dougie Hamilton
Dennis Seidenberg-Torey Krug
Johnny Boychuk-Matt Bartkowski
Rangers’ projected lines
Chris Kreider-Brad Richards-Ryan Callahan
Derrick Brassard-Derek Stepan-Mats Zuccarello
Carl Hagelin-Brian Boyle-Rick Nash
Benoit Pouliot-Dominic Moore-Derek Dorsett
Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Marc Staal-Anton Stralman
John Moore-Justin Falk
Tweets of interest
Patrice Bergeron has a milestone in sight tonight:
Congrats to Patrice Bergeron, who’ll be playing in 600th NHL game tonight. I remember well when he was 18YO shy kid from Quebec #BruinsTalk
— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) November 19, 2013
And John Scott could use some skating lessons at Rockefeller Center, apparently:
Everybody here is a better skater than John Scott. pic.twitter.com/a7ZYSju5Cb
— Ty Anderson (@_TyAnderson) November 19, 2013
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