The Boston Bruins will conclude a forgettable four-game road trip with a Wednesday night matchup against the New York Rangers looking to a kick off what will hopefully be a positive stretch run. Including Wednesday’s game, the Bruins have just nine games remaining in their regular season.
A recent three-game skid has seen the Bruins fall to third place in the Atlantic Division standings, but a win tonight over the Rangers would put move the B’s just one point behind idle Tampa Bay and Florida, who are tied for the division lead with 89 points. This would put Boston in a position to leap frog the teams on Thursday night as they play a crucial game against the Panthers.
Wednesday’s meeting between the Bruins and Rangers will be the third and final regular season meeting between the teams in the 2015-16 season, with the teams splitting the first two games. On November 27, the Bruins came from behind late, scoring two goals with under four minutes remaining to beat the Rangers 4-3 at TD Garden. On January 11, the Bruins held a 1-0 lead after two periods, but gave up a pair in the third, including the game-winner with 1:42 remaining as New York escaped with a 2-1 win at Madison Square Garden.
Wednesday night’s game between the Bruins and Rangers will be on national television, broadcast on NBCSN as its Wednesday Night Rivalry game of the week. The national broadcast comes with a late 8:00 p.m. puck drop. Tickets for Boston’s game against the Florida Panthers on Thursday night at TD Garden can be purchased HERE.