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The Bruins will try once again to build their first winning streak of the season on Sunday afternoon, as they head down I-95 for a matinee matchup with the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden.
Led by the play of youngsters Vladimir Sobotka, Blake Wheeler, and goalie Tuukka Rask, Boston was able to notch their second shutout of the season on Saturday, topping the Oilers 2-0 at TD Garden. The game remained scoreless into the third period until Sobotka fed Wheeler a puck that would break the scoreless tie early in the final frame. Later that period, Sobotka would notch a goal of his own, giving the B’s a two-goal advantage that Rask and the defensive corps would not relinquish. The win marked the 100th of coach Claude Julien’s Bruins career, and continued Boston’s dominance over Edmonton.
Now the Bruins turn their attention to the Rangers, a team that has been reeling, losing five of their last six games, including their last two games this week, road losses to the Islanders on Wednesday and the Wild on Friday. Let’s take a closer look at Boston’s “Original 6” foe from the Big Apple…