WATCH LIVE: Bruins host Rangers on Wednesday Night Hockey

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NBCSN’s coverage of the 2018-19 NHL season continues with the Wednesday Night Hockey matchup between the New York Rangers and Boston Bruins. Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. You can watch the game online and on the NBC Sports app by clicking here.

The Bruins have clinched a playoff spot and will be in the postseason for the third straight year. Since Tampa Bay has already clinched the Presidents’ Trophy, Boston and Toronto are all but locked into the two and three seeds in the Atlantic and will likely play each other in the postseason for the second consecutive year. The Bruins beat the Maple Leafs in seven games last season before falling to the Lightning in the Second Round.

Entering Wednesday’s game, Boston leads Toronto by five points for second place and what would be home ice advantage in that opening round series. Both teams have six games remaining in their season.

The Rangers are eliminated from postseason contention and will miss the playoffs for the second straight year. New York has fully embraced its rebuild after selling off assets like Mats Zuccarello (to Dallas), Kevin Hayes (to Winnipeg) and Adam McQuaid (to Columbus) at the deadline.

At age 37, Henrik Lundqvist has had his lightest workload in years thanks to 23-year-old backup Alexandar Georgiev. Lundqvist’s next win will be the 450th victory of his career.

[WATCH LIVE – COVERAGE BEGINS AT 6:30 P.M. ET – NBCSN]

WHAT: New York Rangers at Boston Bruins
WHERE: TD Garden
WHEN: Wednesday, March 27, 6:30 p.m. ET
TV: NBCSN
LIVE STREAM: You can watch the Rangers-Bruins stream on NBC Sports’ live stream page and the NBC Sports app.

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RANGERS
Brendan LemieuxMika ZibanejadPavel Buchnevich
Vladislav NamestnikovFilip ChytilVinni Lettieri
Jimmy VeseyLias AnderssonRyan Strome
Brendan SmithBrett HowdenBoo Nieves

Brady SkjeiKevin Shattenkirk
Marc StaalTony DeAngelo
John GilmourNeal Pionk

Starting goalie: Henrik Lundqvist

BRUINS
Brad MarchandPatrice BergeronDavid Pastrnak
Jake DeBruskDavid KrejciMarcus Johansson
Danton HeinenCharlie CoyleChris Wagner
Joakim NordstromNoel AcciariDavid Backes

Zdeno CharaCharlie McAvoy
Torey KrugBrandon Carlo
Connor CliftonSteve Kampfer

Starting goalie: Jaroslav Halak

Six-time Emmy Award-winner Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick (play-by-play), Mike Milbury (analyst), and Brian Boucher (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) will have the call from TD Garden in Boston, Mass. Pre-game coverage starts at 6:30 p.m. ET with NHL Live, hosted by Liam McHugh alongside U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member Eddie Olczyk (analyst), Keith Jones and Bob McKenzie.

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