Everyone loves a rivalry, in Boston it’s when the puck drops between the Bruins and a number of teams. Last night it was the Rangers, an ‘Original Six’ team match up that usually brings old time hockey to center ice. Meeting for the third time in less than a month, Boston beat New York 3-1 back on January 19th, but fell 4-3 to the blueshirts in overtime less than a week later. The Rangers won but just barely after Boston forced OT with just a minute and a half remaining. The Bruins managed to hang out forcing a SO, but ultimately lost 4-3. The game wrapped up the season match up for these two teams, unless of course they find themselves facing off in a playoff setting.
Boston was skating an undefeated February prior to the loss. It’s important to keep the momentum strong with such a short season and Boston is doing just that both at home and on the road. Abbreviated season, abbreviated month; the remainder of February finds the Bruins skating everywhere but on home ice. Boston hits the road beginning Thursday, with games against Buffalo, Winnipeg, Tampa Bay, Florida, New York Islanders and finally returning home to close out the month against Ottawa on February 28th.Could not parse XML from YouTube Could not parse XML from YouTube