Game Notes from the Rangers:
The Rangers will begin their 2013 regular season against the Boston Bruins tomorrow at TD Garden (7:00 p.m. — TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), in an Original Six matchup. This will be the fifth consecutive season the Blueshirts will open their regular season campaign on the road, and the 11th time in the last 13 seasons.
All-Time: 247-282-97-2 overall (142-119-55-0 at home; 105-163-42-2 on the road)
2013: Tomorrow is the first of three meetings this season, and the first of two at TD Garden.
Last Season: New York was 3-1-0 overall (1-1-0 mark at home; 2-0-0 mark on the road). Three of the four meetings were decided by one goal, including a 3-2 overtime victory on Jan. 21 at Boston. The Rangers out-scored the Bruins, 11-7, including a 4-1 advantage in the third period and overtime. The Blueshirts’ power play was 2-8 (25.0%), while their penalty kill was 9-10 (90.0%). Marian Gaborik led all skaters in scoring with four goals and five points in the season series, while Michael Del Zotto and Brad Richards each tallied a series-high, three assists. Henrik Lundqvist was 3-1-0 with a 1.73 GAA, .946 Sv% and one shutout.
The Rangers have won nine of their last 12 meetings against the Bruins, including five of their last six games at Boston over the span