The Bruins are set to play their third game since the Olympic break tonight against the New York Rangers. The Bruins are 0-1-1 and the Rangers are 1-1 since coming back from the Olympic break. Both teams are involved in numerous trade rumors and both teams are looking for two more points tonight.
The Rangers are third in the Metropolitan division and fighting for a playoff spot. Its been tough for the Rangers, adjusting to a new offensively minded coach, and the Rangers are looking to make moves to fit his mindset. The Rangers are battling for a playoff spot making them a dangerous team to play.
No matter how this game goes, the Bruins are looking at a tough game. Here's why:
Key To The Game:
The main thing the Bruins have to look out for in this game isn't something they can control on the ice. Its the fact that the Capitals are only one point behind the Rangers and are re-surging late in the season. With that said, the Rangers are going to play as hard as they can to win, they are going to play desperate. When a team as good as the Rangers plays desperate hockey, other teams are in trouble. It's going to take a lot from Tuukka and the Bruins defense to stop what they face and win this game.