NBC 12:30 start, Edzos.
Ya boys have won four in a row and eight of the last 10 against the defending Stanley Cup champs, including both meetings this year — both in Boston.
Henrik Lundqvist starts in goal against Tim Thomas. The Rangers will be without captain Ryan Callahan (bruised foot) for the third game in a row. Dan Girardi (arm) will play. Michael Del Zotto (hip) is probable, but he and Ruslan Fedotenko (leg) will be game-time decisions after skating in warmups. John Scott is expected to play, and if Del Zotto and Fedotenko can’t go, then Steve Eminger will be de-prucha’d and Stu Bickel would probably play some shifts up front.
The Rangers play their third game in less than four days, after getting three of four points in a Carolina-Tampa trip. They are 3-0-1 in their last four, 12-3-3 in their last 18.
Boston has lost five of its last eight. The Rangers lead the Bruins by 10 points, and lead Pittsburgh by eight with a game in hand on the Penguins.