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Bruins Vs Rangers: Keys To Game 1

After Monday nights thriller against the Maple Leafs the Bruins are ready to try and tackle the New York Rangers. It's hard to tell what...

After Monday nights thriller against the Maple Leafs the Bruins are ready to try and tackle the New York Rangers. It's hard to tell what we will see from the Bruins this series. As Claude said we are a "Jekyll and Hyde" team. One thing we can expect? Obnoxious New York sports fans and Tort's giving media great sound bits. Wouldn't it be great to hear Micheal Felger and John Tortorella go at it?

The Bruins are looking at their toughest playoff match up since the cup. They face a team that looks like they really over power them as the Rangers have high end talent, en elite goalie, and they also pack it in front of the net.

The Rangers seem to be Claude Juliens ideal team. Claude would have a wonderful time trying to keep the game 0-0 for as long as possible and then put out the energy line for a game winning goal and then some fribbles at Friendly's afterwards.

For the Bruins to win they need improved play from the Bergeron line. Especially Marchand and Seguin. They had a combined 0 goals, 4 assists, and a combined plus/minus of -1. Luckily for the Bruins in the first round David Krejci was on fire. If Krejci didn't explode in the first round and if Tuukka wasn't as great as he was, then the Bruins probably wouldn't have even made it out of the first round. If Krejci and Tuukka keep playing great and Marchand and Seguin can flip a switch, then the Rangers series won't be such a daunting task.

Brad Marchand will be "fine" for game 1 though he sustained a injury in the morning skate.

Projected Lines:

Marchand-Bergeron-Seguin
Lucic-Krejci-Horton
Peverley-Kelly-Jagr
Paille-Campbell-Thornton

Chara-Hamilton
Boychuck-Bartkowski
Krug-McQuaid

Tuukka Rask  



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