Game 45: Rangers at Bruins

Good morning from TD Garden, where the East’s top two clubs will square off this afternoon. Expect Tuukka Rask to get the nod against Henrik Lundqvist.

Puck drop: 1 p.m.

TV/radio info: NESN (Jack Edwards, Andy Brickley, Naoko Funayama),98.5 The Sports Hub (Dave Goucher, Bob Beers)

Records: Rangers 29-12-4, Bruins 30-13-1

Projected Bruins lineup:

Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
Benoit Pouliot-Chris Kelly-Rich Peverley
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton

Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg-Adam McQuaid
Andrew Ference-Joe Corvo

Tuukka Rask
Tim Thomas

Healthy scratch: Zach Hamill

Storylines: Dennis Seidenberg will appear in his 500th game today. Hard to believe the dependable defenseman has played for five organizations… The Rangers have the second-worst road power play in the league (9.5 percent)… The Bruins will travel to Philadelphia after the game. They will face off against the Flyers tomorrow, then commute by train to Washington… Dave Jackson and Tom Kowal will be the referees. Scott Cherrey and Brian Murphy will be the linesmen.

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