Boston Bruins vs. New York Rangers Pick & Prediction NOVEMBER 3rd 2022

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The Boston Bruins and New York Rangers spent Tuesday night working overtime to extend their respective winning streaks.

Heading into Thursday's encounter at Madison Square Garden, the Bruins are off to a sizzling start while the Rangers are beginning to heat up after a small rough patch.

The Bruins are riding a six-game winning streak and boast an NHL-best 4.40 goals per game entering Wednesday's play.

Boston is 8-0-0 when leading through the opening 20 minutes. The Bruins' latest victory was an impressive comeback resulting in a 6-5 overtime win at Pittsburgh.




Boston overcame a 5-2 deficit in the final 28:24 of regulation before defenseman Hampus Lindholm scored the game-winning goal 3:37 into overtime. Brad Marchand scored his third goal since making his season debut last week, Pavel Zacha made it a one-goal game and Taylor Hall netted the tying goal with 1:17 left in regulation.

"They believe in there," first-year Boston coach Jim Montgomery said. "It's incredible. It was 5-3 in the third period and we're generating chances, and I'm just sitting there (thinking) I just love the fight in this team. There were like nine minutes left and it might not be our night ... but Jesus, it was."

Lindholm scored shortly after serving a tripping penalty. His four-point night on Tuesday boosted his season total to 11 (three goals, eight assists).

"It's great to see the resilience," Lindholm said. "People are working for each other, (I'm) super stoked about the team win."

Perhaps equally as impressive was Linus Ullmark returning to improve to 7-0-0 after being pulled.

Ullmark was pulled after allowing the fifth goal but finished his latest win after Jeremy Swayman exited with a lower-body injury. His 7-0-0 start is the best by a Boston goalie since Tim Thomas opened 8-0-0 in 2010-11.

The Rangers dropped four straight games for the first time under coach Gerard Gallant last week when they went 0-2-2 against San Jose, Columbus, Colorado and the New York Islanders.

They responded to the skid by earning wins over Dallas, Arizona and Philadelphia. The streak began with a 6-3 win over the Stars on Saturday and Mika Zibanejad scored the go-ahead power-play goal in the third period to get a 3-2 win against the Coyotes.

On Tuesday, the Rangers earned a 1-0 win after Chris Kreider scored 4:07 into overtime. The goal came on the Rangers' 36th shot on goal.

"There's definitely times we get a little bit frustrated," Kreider said. "Just because that might wear on you a little bit doesn't mean you get away from your game. And I thought we stuck with it."

Kreider scored after getting a pass from Zibanejad, who has collected five of his 13 points during the winning streak.

The Rangers won two of three meetings with Boston last season, including a 2-1 home win on Feb. 15 when K'Andre Miller scored the deciding goal in the ninth round of the shootout.

--Field Level Media

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Boston Bruins vs. New York Rangers Recap FEB 28TH 2021

Jaroslav Halak made 25 saves and the visiting Boston Bruins recorded a 3-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday afternoon.

Charlie McAvoy scored late in the first period and Charlie Coyle scored a short-handed goal late in the second as the Bruins improved to 13-3-1 in their last 17 games and moved three points ahead of the Tampa Bay Lightning for the most points in the league. The Bruins also beat the Rangers for the fourth consecutive time and won their third straight overall.

Patrice Bergeron added an empty-net goal with 13 seconds left in the third period.

The Bruins controlled the tempo most of the game but held on after New York's Mika Zibanejad scored a power-play goal with 10:08 remaining in the third.

Halak preserved the lead with diving stops on Jesper Fast and Brady Skjei with about five minutes left and then made a left pad save on Artemi Panarin with about three minutes left.

The Rangers saw a season-high four-game winning streak halted and were unable to win five straight for the first time since Oct. 31-Nov. 11, 2017. New York also was 1-for-5 on the power play and mustered little during a four-minute man advantage after David Krejci drew blood on defenseman Ryan Lindgren's right eye with a high stick in the second period.

Alexandar Georgiev made 31 saves in his third consecutive start as rookie Igor Shesterkin recovers from a minor ankle injury.

The Bruins took a 1-0 lead with 42 seconds left in the first period on a fluky play when a point shot from Charlie McAvoy hit Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba and went over Georgiev's head. The goal was originally credited to Chris Wagner but changed to McAvoy during the first intermission.

Coyle made it 2-0 with 1:18 to go in the second when he intercepted a pass from Trouba at the blue line in the defensive zone and finished a breakaway by putting a shot over Georgiev's left shoulder.

Zibanejad made it 2-1 when his blast from near the blue line near center ice sailed past Halak, who was screened by the Rangers' Pavel Buchnevich.

--Field Level Media

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