Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Buildup to Bruins

Tonight's game looms big. The Rangers travel to Beantown to face the big bad Bruins. This will be the second of four games this year. The Blueshirts want to keep the momentum going and build on their 3-2 overtime win over the B's back on January 21st. The Bruins are simply looking for revenge.

Should be a good one. Let's ruin the Bruins.

A round-up of some pre-game stuff.

Brian Monzo / CBS New York:
Get Ready For An Epic Rangers-Bruins Part 2 --
Call me crazy, but for once I am expecting the Rangers to go into a game and kick the living heck out of their opponent.

The Rangers and Bruins, the two top teams in the Eastern Conference, are headed toward a head-on collision — and tonight is going to be epic. The Rangers are coming off a weekend sweep of the Flyers and Capitals, and I think we may be looking at the Blueshirts finding a chance to really put a pounding on a team...

Douglas Flynn / NESN:
B's Look for Revenge in Rematch with Rangers After Bitter Overtime Defeat in New York's Last Visit --
But on Tuesday [the Bruins] will face an even bigger challenge in trying to proving that they are truly back on track as East-leading New York pays a visit to TD Garden before the Bruins hit the road for a season-high six-game road trip...
Stan Fischler / MSG.com:
Claude Julien’s Bruins are playing at a non-champion’s pace but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Unlike the defending champion Blackhawks last season – scary at this time last year – there’s no fear in Boston about making the playoffs. But there’s still concern about the fallout from the Tim Thomas’ White House boycott and the manner in which it has affected the Bs on-ice play. From time to time, statements must be made about team quality and on Tuesday such a statement game will be played in Beantown. It’s the supercharged Rangers visiting Boston and if ever there was a clash-of-the-season, this is it. New York is playing as if hellbent for the Stanley Cup Finals and another win will merely underline that point. By contrast, the match will be an occasion for Thomas & Co. to once and for all demonstrate that the Champs still have the goods
Rangers-Bruins: Mind the Net --
Two of the top goaltenders in the NHL face off at TD Garden on Valentine's Day when the Bruins host the Rangers...
Steve Zipay / Newsday:
Rangers visit Boston in Eastern Conference showdown --
Brandon Prust, whose shorthanded goal was the difference Sunday against the Capitals, expects the Bruins to battle. "When you win a couple of big games, and we've been rolling pretty good, it's always good momentum," he said. "But it's a whole new start going up against one of the best teams in the league."

A clip from the Washington Capitals vs San Jose Sharks game last night. Dan Boyle's shot from the red line is tipped by Joe Pavelski, and the Caps goalie, Braden Holtby fumbles the puck as it slips in. The Caps ended up losing the game 5-3.

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