We got a matinee today against two Eastern Conference teams just barely holding onto their respective playoff spots.
Although the Detroit Red Wings and New York Rangers aren’t currently in direct competition for postseason positions, there’s no question that a loss this afternoon would be a big blow to either squad’s chances.
The game is airing on NBC and can also be viewed via the live stream link below:
It will be worth keeping an eye on Martin St. Louis in particular today. He has just one assist in two games, but now that the former Tampa Bay Lightning captain has had a chance to settle in, he could step up and steal a game for the Rangers. Meanwhile, Detroit will counter with Johan Franzen, who has a league-leading 11 points in five games since the Olympics.
The Rangers won the first two games in their season series, but both contests were decided by just one goal. It wouldn’t be surprising if this turns out to be another close game.
The goalie interference penalty called on Brad Marchand late in Friday’s Thanksgiving Showdown didn’t sit well with the Bruins.
Marchand, whistled after making contact with New York’s Henrik Lundqvist midway through the third, said he thought “it was a bit of a weak call,” adding “[Lundvqist’s] out of the crease, and he lightly gets touched.”
While Marchand took issue with the call, his head coach took issue with King Henrik.
Julien on Hank: "I know he does some acting on the side, but it doesn't need to be on the ice." #Bruins
Somebody tell the Boston Bruins there’s a goal-scoring crisis in the NHL.
This afternoon, for the 14th time this season, a Bruins game featured at least six goals. The final score was 4-3, as Boston came back to beat the Rangers in a wildly entertaining Thanksgiving Showdown on NBC.
David Krejci scored the winner with 1:43 remaining. Krejci’s goal came just 2:03 after teammate Ryan Spooner had tied it on the power play.
The win was the Bruins’ fifth straight. Though the defensive mistakes remain…
…Claude Julien’s troops have been finding ways to overcome them.