6:57PMArron Asham is OUT. Steve Eminger is in and Stu Bickel is on the 4th line.
Game Notes from the Rangers:
- All-Time: 247-283-97-2 overall (142-119-55-0 at home; 105-164-42-2 on the road)
- 2013: Tonight is the second of three meetings this season, and the only meeting at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers are 0-1-0 in the season series, following a 3-1 loss in their season-opener on Saturday at Boston. The Blueshirts’ penalty kill was 7-7 (100%) in the contest.
- The Rangers and Bruins have been separated by one goal in 17 of their last 22 meetings, including six games that required extra time and five that went to the shootout, dating back to Mar. 24, 2007. Four of the other five games during the stretch were decided by two goals, while one was decided by three goals (3-0 win on Feb. 14, 2012 at BOS). New York is 10-5-2 in one-goal games against Boston over the span.
- MILESTONES IN SIGHT:
- Ryan Callahan — 1 point from 200th NHL career
- Steve Eminger — 4 points from 100th NHL career
- Derek Stepan — 2 points from 100th NHL career