NEW YORK CITY – It appears the Bruins will go with the exact same lineup that’s worked so well for the first three games of their second round series against the New York Rangers, and won’t be making any changes against the Blueshirts at Madison Square Garden for Game 4.
For the Rangers, Anton Stralman, Brad Richards and Arron Asham are out of the lineup for Thursday night, and Michael Haley, Kris Newbury and Roman Hamrlik are drawing in for the Blueshirts. It should mean a lot more physicality and fight from New York’s hockey club, and a lot less offensive punch. It will be interesting to see if the Richards thing backfires spectacularly.
Here are the expected forward combos and D-pairings based on pregame warm-ups: