The Bruins enter tonight’s game against the Rangers with a record of 8-1-1 and on a three game winning streak.
The Rangers are 6-5 and on a two game winning streak. The Bruins defeated the Rangers on opening night and the Rangers defeated the Bruins in OT to pick up their first win of the season.
Boston coach Claude Julien told Steve Zipay at Newsday that the two teams have a good understanding of one another and that he expects the Rangers to be a much harder team to play against in the third meeting.
Julien, at Ranger Rants, added “there are certain teams in our conference that really test your character, as far as both teams are pretty big teams, both teams like to work along the walls, like the gritty game. It’s about competing hard. It certainly makes you a better team by the end of the night if you’re ready to take that challenge the proper way.”
Dan Girardi told Blueshirts United that he doesn’t feel this is a measuring stick game for the Rangers tonight.