Pavel Buchnevich New York Rangers
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The supercharged New York Rangers host the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night in an NBCSN “Rivalry Night” contest sure to please the senses.

  • New York Rangers (7-7-2) 16 Points
  • Boston Bruins (6-4-3) 15 Points
  • NHL, East, Wed, Nov. 8, 2017, 8 p.m. ET, NBCSN
  • Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

Winners of their past four games, the New York Rangers host fellow original six team the Boston Bruins in an important eastern conference matchup.

The Rangers defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday as the battled back from a 2-0 deficit to win 5-3. The Rangers were three out five on the power play which has been red-hot the past few games. Mika Zibanejad, Kevin Shattenkirk, and Pavel Buchnevich all had power-play points Monday.

Zibanejad with the backhand pass to Buchnevich for the goal:

Michael Grabner has begun to find the back of the net, as he scored two times on Monday.

The Boston Bruins won on Monday night as they hosted the Minnesota Wild, 5-3. David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand lead the Bruins in points as both have recorded 14 on the season. Pastrnak and Marchand are also tied for the team lead in goals with eight.

The Bruins are fourth in the NHL on the power play scoring on 25.5 percent of their opportunities.  Tuukka Rask is 3-4 in nine starts with 2.73 goals against average.

Torey Krug scored the game-winner on Monday:

The teams will meet two more times, Dec. 16 at Boston and Feb. 7 at MSG.

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