The New York Rangers will break out their new Reverse Retro jerseys in a tilt against the NHL’s best team. On Tuesday night, the Boston Bruins will try to storm the Garden for another win.
For many fans, they may be left in the dark as this contest will be an ESPN+/HULU exclusive.
Igor Shesterkin has already been announced as the starter for tonight’s matchup, which is his fourth consecutive appearance. This season he is 6-0-2 with a 2.22 GAA and .921 SV%.
His opponent will likely be Linus Ullmark, who along with Shesterkin and Carter Hart are the only NHL starting goaltenders without a regulation loss. He is 7-0-0 with a 2.19 GAA and .932 SV%.
Here is today’s match and broadcast information:
New York Rangers (6-3-2) vs. Boston Bruins (9-1-0)
Date time: 3 November 2022 at 7:30 p.m. ET
Arena: Madison Square Garden
TV: ESPN+, HULU
Radio: ESPN 98.7
New York Rangers injury report:
New York Rangers vs. Bruins on ESPN+
The Rangers will try to win their fourth straight after losing four straight (0-2-2).
Tonight’s game will be exclusive to ESPN+ and HULU. Per ESPN Press Room:
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Chris Kreider played the role of hero in the team’s 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday. His goal came with just 53 seconds left in OT to lift the team to its third straight win and a 1st place finish in the Metropolitan Division with the surprising New Jersey Devils.
“There are definitely times we get a little frustrated,” Kreider said of the lack of scoring despite outplaying their opponent. “Just because it might wear you down a little doesn’t mean you can’t get away from your game. And I thought we stuck to that.”
New York outshot Philadelphia by a 36-19 margin for the game.
Filip Chytil, who was injured in a 5-1 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on October 23rd is probable tonight.
“It’s definitely a possibility,” Gerard Gallant said Wednesday. “He lasted the whole training and he felt good, so we’ll see.”
Chytil, 23, has three points (2G -1A) in 6 games this season.
Gallant is scheduled to speak to the media at 5:30 PM ET and will likely provide an update on whether Chytil will play.
The Boston Bruins are the NHL’s best
The Rangers will have their hands full with the Bruins who are undefeated as they lead after two periods this season (8-0-0) and are coming off a huge 6-5 OT comeback against the Pittsburgh Penguins after trailing 5-2.
Boston is red hot, winning six straight and averaging a league-best 4.40 goals per game, which will put Shesterkin and the Rangers defense to the test.
“They believe in there,” new Bruins coach Jim Montgomery said. “It’s unbelievable. It was 5-3 in the third period and we’re creating chances…there was about nine minutes left and maybe it wasn’t our night, but it was.”
New York won two of three against Boston last season and will hope to carry that forward into this contest.
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