The New York Rangers host the Boston Bruins at Madison Square Garden on Monday night.
According to STATS:
- The Bruins dropped a 2-1 overtime decision in Ottawa on Saturday night, taking at least one point for the ninth time in their last 10 road tilts (6-1-3 record). Boston is 12-3-3 (.750) away from home in 2015-16 -- second best in the league (Washington -- 16-4-2, .773).
- The Rangers lost, 4-3, to the Capitals in overtime at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, dropping to 4-7-2 in their last 13 contests (since December 9). New York has netted at least three goals 26 times this season -- most of any Eastern Conference club.
- Boston defeated New York, 4-3, in these clubs' first meeting of the season on November 27 at TD Garden. Dating to April 1, 2012, the B's are 8-1-2 in their last 11 games vs. the Blueshirts overall.
- Patrice Bergeron had a helper in Saturday night's setback, giving him three goals and two assists in his last five skates overall. Bergeron has five points (3g, 2a) during his current four-game scoring streak vs. the Rangers.
- Oscar Lindberg lit the lamp Saturday, giving him a goal and an assist in his last two skates since enduring an 11-game pointless drought from December 6-January 2. Lindberg has 11 markers on the season -- sixth most of any NHL rookie.
- New York has gone without a power-play goal in a season-high five straight games (0-for-15 during span). Boston is 6-for-18 (33.3 percent) with the man-advantage in its last five contests.