WATCH LIVE: Bruins host Rangers on Wednesday Night Hockey
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.
WHAT: New York Rangers at Boston Bruins
WHERE: TD Garden
WHEN: Wednesday, March 27, 6:30 p.m. ET
LIVE STREAM: You can watch the Rangers-Bruins stream on NBC Sports’ live stream page and the NBC Sports app.
Brendan Lemieux - Mika Zibanejad - Pavel Buchnevich
Vladislav Namestnikov - Filip Chytil - Vinni Lettieri
Jimmy Vesey - Lias Andersson - Ryan Strome
Brendan Smith - Brett Howden - Boo Nieves
Brady Skjei - Kevin Shattenkirk
Marc Staal - Tony DeAngelo
John Gilmour - Neal Pionk
Starting goalie: Henrik Lundqvist
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak
Jake DeBrusk - David Krejci - Marcus Johansson
Danton Heinen - Charlie Coyle - Chris Wagner
Joakim Nordstrom - Noel Acciari - David Backes
Zdeno Chara - Charlie McAvoy
Torey Krug - Brandon Carlo
Connor Clifton - Steve 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.