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Game 2 preview: Rangers at Bruins

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  May 19, 2013 01:23 PM

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Good afternoon from TD Garden, where the Bruins will look to swipe a 2-0 series lead over the Rangers today.

No lineup changes are expected for either team. Neither Wade Redden nor Dennis Seidenberg is projected to be in the lineup. Andrew Ference will not play.

Puck drop: 3 p.m.

TV/radio info: NBC, 98.5 The Sports Hub (Dave Goucher, Bob Beers)

Records: Rangers 0-1, Bruins 1-0

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

Henrik Lundqvist
Martin Biron

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

Tuukka Rask
Anton Khudobin

Healthy scratches: Aaron Johnson, Kaspars Daugavins, Carl Soderberg, Jay Pandolfo

Storylines: The last three meetings between the Rangers (Game 1, two in the regular season) have gone to overtime. Given the styles of both teams, that streak could continue today… Rick Nash enters Game 2 with an 0-3—3 playoff line. The Rangers need far more from Nash, their top-line right wing. Nash didn’t have the puck much in Game 1. The Rangers will look to give Nash the puck more today… On the other end, Tyler Seguin has a 0-1—1 line through eight playoff games. Seguin hasn’t shown any signs of breaking out offensively… The Bruins are scheduled to practice tomorrow before departing for New York prior to Game 3 on Tuesday… Chris Lee and Dan O’Halloran will be the referees. Steve Barton and Pierre Racicot will be the linesmen.

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