NEW YORK – Good morning from Madison Square Garden, where the Bruins will look to grab a 3-0 series lead tonight over the Rangers.
Dennis Seidenberg and Wade Redden are with the team. Both defensemen practiced Monday at TD Garden. It’s unlikely, however, that either will draw into the lineup. No changes are expected for the Bruins.
The Rangers, coming off two straight losses, might tinker with their lineup. For now, we’ll go with the Game 2 lineup.
Puck drop: 7:30 p.m.
TV/radio info: NBC Sports Network, 98.5 The Sports Hub (Dave Goucher, Bob Beers)
Records: Bruins 2-0, Rangers 0-2
Projected Rangers lineup:
Mats Zuccarello-Derick Brassard-Rick Nash
Carl Hagelin-Derek Stepan-Ryan Callahan
Taylor Pyatt-Brian Boyle-Derek Dorsett
Chris Kreider-Brad Richards-Arron Asham
Ryan McDonagh-Anton Stralman
Michael Del Zotto-Dan Girardi
John Moore-Steve Eminger
Healthy scratches: Micheal Haley, Roman Hamrlik, Matt Gilroy
Projected Bruins lineup:
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Jaromir Jagr
Rich Peverley-Chris Kelly-Tyler Seguin
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Dougie Hamilton
Matt Bartkowski-Johnny Boychuk
Torey Krug-Adam McQuaid
Healthy scratches: Aaron Johnson, Kaspars Daugavins, Carl Soderberg, Jay Pandolfo
Storylines: This is the second straight series in which the Rangers dropped the first two games. They fell into an 0-2 hole in the opening round against Washington. The Rangers rallied to claim the series in seven games… The Bruins are 21-7 all-time when they’ve won the first two games of a seven-game series… Torey Krug will look to extend his goal-scoring streak to three games. Krug is the fourth player in Bruins history to score goals in his first two playoff games… The Rangers are 2 for 36 on the power play in the playoffs. They have yet to score a man-up goal in the series… Kevin Pollock and Dan O’Rourke will be the referees. Jay Sharrers and Lonnie Cameron will be the linesmen.