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Game 17: Boston Bruins Vs New York Rangers Lines, Betting, Preview

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The Boston Bruins (10-6-0, 20 pts) welcome the New York Rangers (12-4-3, 27 pts) to TD Garden for the annual Thanksgiving Showdown on Black Friday. Puck drop is set for 1:08 PM and the game will be nationally televised on ESPN+ and ABC.

The Bruins are coming off a 5-1 thrashing of the Buffalo Sabres on Thanksgiving Eve in Buffalo and the Rangers come into Boston riding a two-game win streak after beating their arch-rivals, the New York Islanders 4-2 on Wednesday.

Boston Bruins goalie Jeremy Swayman is slotted in as the starter for the B’s but as of Thursday night, it was not known whether Igor Shesterkin or Alexandar Georgiev will get the nod for the Blueshirts.

*UPDATE*

Shesterkin starting.

Betting, Prediction: The Bruins come into this Original 6 tilt as the favorite at -150 on the money line and +150 on the puck line (-1.5). However, the play here is the over/under at 6. If Shesterkin plays, then take the under (-120), and if Georgiev plays, take the over (Even).

*UPDATE*

Take the Under which you can still find at 6 in some places but going to 5.5 fast.

Boston Bruins Notes

-Boston Bruins center Charlie Coyle is starting to lay his claim on the second line center slot. Coyle had a goal and an assist in the win over the Sabres and now has three goals and two assists in his last four games.

– Boston Bruins defenseman Mike Reilly has been solid since returning to the lineup on Nov. 20 after being a healthy scratch the previous two games. On Wednesday, Reilly had his best game of the season scoring his second goal of the season and logging 21:20 TOI while playing with Brandon Carlo on the second pairing.

-Trent Frederic (upper body) returned to Boston Bruins practice on Tuesday after being out since Nov. 9. His status for today’s game

New York Rangers Notes

-Reigning Norris Trophy winner Adam Fox is tied with Artemi Panarin for the team lead in assists with 15 helpers and in points with 19.

– Massachusetts natives Chris Kreider (Boxford, MA) and Kevin Rooney (Canton, MA) are coming home after they both lit the lamp twice in the win over the Islanders Wednesday. Rooney now has five goals in 19 games this season and Kreider is leading the team in scoring with 15 lamplighters.

-Shesterkin is 10-3-2 with a 2.24 GAA and a .932 save percentage. Georgiev is 2-1-1 with a 4.08 GAA and a .858 save percentage.

Boston Bruins Lines

Forwards:

Brad Marchand – Patrice Bergeron – David Pastrnak

Taylor Hall – Charlie Coyle – Nick Foligno

Jake DeBrusk – Tomas Nosek– Craig Smith

Anton Blidh – Erik Haula – Curtis Lazar

Defense:

Matt Grzelcyk – Charlie McAvoy

Derek Forbort – Brandon Carlo

Mike Reilly – Jakub Zboril

Goalies:

Linus Ullmark/Jeremy Swayman

New York Rangers Lines

Forwards:

Chris Kreider – Mika Zibanejad – Kaapo Kaako

Artemi Panarin – Ryan Strome – Dryden Hunt

Alexs Lafriniere – Filip Chytil – Julien Gauthier

Kevin Rooney – Barclay Goodrow – Ryan Reaves

Defense:

Ryan Lindgren – Adam Fox

K’Andre Miller – Jacob Trouba

Patrik Nemeth – Nils Lundkvist

Goalies:

Igor Shesterkin

Alexandar Georgiev

 

With 20 years of experience (SiriusXM NHL Network Radio, ESPNBoston, NESN, NHL.com, etc.) covering the Bruins, the NHL, NCAA and junior hockey and more, Jimmy Murphy’s hockey black book is full of Hall of Famers, current players, coaches, management, scouts and a wide array of hockey media personalities that have lived in and around this great game. For 17 of his 20 years as a hockey and sports reporter, Murph covered the Bruins on essentially a daily basis covering their victorious 2011 Stanley Cup run and their 2013 run to the Final as well. Murphy has hosted national and local radio shows and podcasts and also has experience in TV as well.

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