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.