May 28, 2024

On Friday evening, the New York Rangers showcased their new alternate jerseys and bounced back from a recent defeat by convincingly defeating the Anaheim Ducks 5-1 at Madison Square Garden. The victory briefly propelled the Rangers (20-7-1) to the top of the Eastern Conference. However, their hold on the lead was short-lived, as the Boston Bruins, located about 20 miles east of New York City, later secured a shootout win against the New York Islanders, regaining the top spot with a single-point advantage at 42-41.

NHL: New York Rangers at Boston Bruins

Notably, these two teams are slated to face off again on Saturday night at TD Garden in Boston, once again competing for the coveted first-place position. In a recap of their initial encounter on November 25, 2023, the Rangers exposed several weaknesses in the Bruins’ game, securing a 7-4 victory.

Following their early-season successes, both teams have had mixed performances since their last meeting. New York has posted a record of 5-4-0, with a goal differential of minus-6 (28-34) and nine power-play goals scored, along with five goals conceded on the man advantage. In contrast, the Bruins have fared better with a record of 5-2-1, boasting a positive goal differential of two (23-21).

Having completed a mini three-game homestand with a 2-1-0 record, the Rangers now embark on their fourth away game this month. Despite a setback against the Toronto Maple Leafs (7-4) on Tuesday night, the team holds a 4-3-0 record in December. Impressively, their home and away records are nearly identical at 10-3-0 and 10-4-1, respectively. Over their last ten games, New York has maintained a 6-4-0 record.

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