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New York Rangers Seek Third Straight Win Tonight Vs Boston Bruins

February 12th, 2013 at 5:29 PM
By PJ Foti

In just the 12th game of the young, shortened season, the New York Rangers will be facing off with the Boston Bruins for the third time already.

Tonight's game is in Boston, at the TD Garden.

The team's have split their first two decisions, but Boston gained a point in its loss at Madison Square Garden losing in overtime on a hat trick goal by Marian Gaborik in the extra frame.

Boston has been hot out of the game — 8-1-1 (17 points) — good for second in the Eastern Conference, while New York is 6-5-0 (12 points) but winners of two in a row. The team has a new look as rookie J.T. Miller has given the team a spark in his first few games with the team.

They have won their last two contests in convincing fashion, and are beginning to look like the team that was picked by many to go to the Stanley Cup.

Although it's dreadful for both teams, the power play tonight will be something to watch. The Rangers have converted four of 40 power play opportunities (10 percent) while Boston four of 39 (10.3 percent).

If one side can convert tonight, it could provide a spark that could lead to victory.

The Rangers may not have the size Boston possesses tonight with Mike Rupp being traded and Brian Boyle being a healthy scratch, so expect Aaron Asham to be very busy in the enforcing department tonight for the Blueshirts.

Tonight's puck will drop at 7:30 p.m. and this game could continue New York's current winning streak as they look to get back into the thick of the playoff picture.

Tags: Aaron Asham, Boston Bruins, Brian Boyle, Hockey, J.T. Miller, Marian Gaborik, Mike Rupp, New York, New York Rangers, NHL

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