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01-23-2013, 08:25 AM
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Bruins have started season with a bang behind Milan Lucic and Zdeno Chara
WILMINGTON — The 2-0 Bruins will be in New York Wednesday to face the 0-2 Rangers, and the math alone makes Boston coach Claude Julien think it will be an intense evening at Madison Square Garden.
“I don’t think — I know they will,’’ said Julien, figuring that the winless Broadway Blueshirts will be a particularly ornery lot. “When you are put in that position and you are the type of team that they are, we expect nothing but their best game out of them.’’
“We know our fans,’’ Lucic said after a brief practice Tuesday morning, “and they like that Big, Bad Bruins style.’’
B’s travel familiar road .
WILMINGTON — It wasn’t even necessary to complete the question for Shawn Thornton.
“Looking ahead to (tonight),” he was asked, “the Rangers . . .”
“Are going to be extremely hard to play against?” said Thornton, jumping in to respond. “Yes, I would say so.”
Dennis Seidenberg skates; Brad Marchand sits .
Seidenberg was back on the ice with his team for practice yesterday at Ristuccia Arena, looking no worse for wear.
“He practiced, so that gives you the idea that he’s pretty close,” coach Claude Julien said. “It’s still a day-to-day situation.”
Absent from practice was winger Brad Marchand. Jay Pandolfo took Marchand’s place alongside Patrice Bergeron and Tyler Seguin.
“It’s just maintenance in his case,” Julien said. “Whenever there’s something that requires maintenance for the next day, we’ll see a lot of that.”
Boston Bruins visit New York Rangers, hoping to extend perfect start...
WILMINGTON — Funny how quickly the story changes.
There was, and is, plenty of talk this shortened NHL season about the importance of a good start, avoiding slumps, and so on. So when the Bruins achieve the former, partly at the expense of the New York Rangers, who have far experienced the opposite, it must make the Rangers plenty worried about the 0-2-0 record they carry into tonight’s visit from the B’s (7:30 p.m., NBC Sports Network, WBZ-FM/98.5), right?
“Oh, I don’t know,” said winger Shawn Thornton, whose fight with New York winger Mike Rupp helped re-ignite the Bruins’ momentum in Saturday night’s season-opening, 3-1 win over the Rangers. “It’s only two games in, so I don’t think anybody should be hitting the panic button.
“They’re a good team over there – a really good team.”
BOSTON STRONG !!!
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