Game Day Thread – Game 11: Rangers @ Bruins

In an odd turn of events given how the last few weeks have played out, the Bruins have won 3 games in a row.
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Tonight, the Rangers will be at the Garden for their second meeting with the Bruins this season. A week and a half ago, the Broadway Blueshirts handed the Bruins’ asses to them after the B’s picked up a quick 2-0 lead, eventually winning 5-2.

Puck drop is at 7:00.

The Rangers are at the top of the Metropolitan Division at 8-3-0 (16 points), while the Bruins are fifth in the Northeast at 6-4-0 (12 points).

The Bruins’ home record is of concern: 1-2-0, however, New York’s away record is the same.


The Bruins lines will probably be something like:

Marchand – Bergeron – Pastrnak
Spooner – Krejci – Czarnik (or Backes)
Beleskey – Nash (or Backes) – Hayes
Schaller – Moore – Acciari

Chara – Carlo
Krug – McQuaid
Liles – C. Miller

Tuukka Rask will be between the pipes, and hopefully will be going 7-0 on the season tonight.

David Backes will be returning to the lineup tonight, and it is believed that Matt Beleskey will be suiting up as well, hence the lines being unclear.



The Rangers will be icing the following lines, I believe:

Vesey – Stepan – Nash
Kreider – Zibanejad – Zuccarello
Grabner – Hayes – Miller
Buch – Pirri – Fast

McDonagh – Girardi
Staal – Holden
Skjei – Klein

Hockey’s handsomest goaltender, King Henrik Lundqvist, will man the crease for the Rags.

Somewhat relevant stuff from the Twitterverse:





I hate to laugh at David Pastrnak’s unfortunate chicklet situation (OK, no, I don’t), but this slayed me:

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Bruins Hockey In Gifs, Volume II:

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Torey Krug and Adam McQuaid playing defense


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Brandon Carlo, once his ELC is up.



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Rask, when opposing forwards think they’re going to score.



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Colin Miller’s best attempt at defense these days

To quote the late Jim Prior, Boston Uiversity’s legendary announcer:

Soooooo, let’s play hockey!

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“How do you tie it up?”
“Score a goal.”

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This is an excellent time to go make a pie.

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CAN I HELP? I’M GOOD AT HELPING BAKING THINGS!

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Tonight’s hockey tip.
The Power Play is overrated. Don’t run one.

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Refuse the penalty!

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Satan 81's Sister
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Tonight’s cooking tip:
Water boils faster if you actually turn the burner on.

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A most excellent insight. I simply cannot wait for your cooking show. In the meantime, can you tell the Bruins they need to score on the Power Play, not be scored upon?

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Another tip I learned today:
Be careful handling a blueberry muffin after it’s been toasted. Nuclear hot blueberries will burn the tip of your index finger.

Hey Bruins, DON’T GIVE UP SHORT HANDED GOALS! WINNING IS MORE FUN!

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Carlo, where was your legendary jaw?

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Well shit.

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Dammit.