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Previewing the Bruins versus Rangers game

Published December 16, 2023 at 4:02 PM

The Bruins in this season approach Saturday's game following a shootout victory against the New York Islanders at UBS Arena. In their initial encounter on November 25, the New York Rangers defeated Boston 7-4.

Both teams skipped their morning skate, yet Matthew Poitras is anticipated to play, while Jesper Boqvist is likely to be benched after a brief 4:47-minute appearance against the Islanders. Poitras underwent his planned maintenance day on Friday and is projected to take up the center position on the third line alongside James van Riemsdyk and Trent Frederic.

Parker Wotherspoon, who got called up from Providence earlier this week due to Pavel Zacha and Charlie McAvoy being put on injured reserve, is anticipated to take the ice on the third line alongside Mason Lohrei. Kevin Shattenkirk is set to join Hampus Lindholm on the first defensive pairing, replacing Ian Mitchell, who is expected to be a healthy scratch.

Jeremy Swayman is slated to begin in goal against Igor Shesterkin, following Jonathan Quick's assistance in New York's victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday.

The game at TD Garden is set to commence at 7 p.m. ET, and comprehensive coverage of the match will be available on NESN, starting with pregame coverage at 6 p.m.

Danton Heinen — Morgan Geekie — David Pastrnak
Brad Marchand — Charlie Coyle — Jake DeBrusk
James van Riemsdyk — Matthew Poitras — Trent Frederic
Jakub Lauko — John Beecher — Oskar Steen

Hampus Lindholm — Kevin Shattenkirk
Matt Grzelcyk — Brandon Carlo
Mason Lohrei — Parker Wotherspoon

Jeremy Swayman

Source: NESN
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Previewing the Bruins versus Rangers game

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