[8:00 PM] Bruins @ Rangers

Who will WIN this matchup?

Boston Bruins (3-3-0)

@ New York Rangers (4-2-0)


Starting Goalies:

Zane McIntyre(BOS): Confirmed

Henrik Lundqvist(NYR): Confirmed


Current odds:

Boston Bruins: (+160)

New York Rangers: (-180)


The Boston Bruins must battle through adversity for the near future without their top two goaltenders, and it doesn’t get any easier as they visit the well-rested New York Rangers on Wednesday. Tuukka Rask (lower body) is out indefinitely and backup Anton Khudobin (upper body) is lost for about three weeks, forcing the Bruins to go with a pair of rookies in the crease.

Boston also was without power forward David Backes on Tuesday due to an undisclosed injury and he is considered day-to-day, but it did see the return of defenseman Adam McQuaid (upper body). Though he was kept off the scoresheet against the Wild, Brad Marchand has picked up where he left off in the World Cup with a team-high nine points in his first six contests while David Pastrnak has notched seven. Rookie Brandon Carlo has performed well on the blue line for the Bruins, posting a pair of points and a plus-6 rating.

Leading scorer Chris Kreider is expected to miss a second straight game due to neck spasms after posting three goals and four assists in his first five contests of the season. Newcomer Mika Zibanejad has registered six points while Mats Zuccarello has recorded two goals and three assists with a plus-4 rating. Defenseman Daniel Girardi returned to the lineup against Arizona after missing three contests with a groin injury to score the winning goal while Oscar Lindberg was activated from injured reserve to play his first game of the season.

Boston Fs Matt Beleskey and Jimmy Hayes have yet to record a point in the first six games and are a minus-13 combined.

New York F Jesper Fast has been limited to just three assists in the early going but owns an impressive plus-5 rating.

The home team has won the last six games in the series and the Rangers took two of three last season.


StreakSmarts Pick: New York Rangers

Confidence: 7/10

StreakSmarter Pick