Rangers Seek First Win In Bruins Rematch

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Rangers: One of the true keys to the Rangers success last season was that they steered clear of losing streaks. Only once did the Blueshirts lose three games in a row without gaining at least a point through an overtime defeat, and that did not happen until Games 65-67 in early March. In their only other three-game skid all season---an 0-1-2 start in the season's first three games---the Rangers still managed to secure two points. So even though Brad Richards is correct in pointing out that this is not last year, there are still things to be learned from 2011-12, and the Blueshirts---currently 0-2-0 to start the 2013 campaign---most definitely want to slam the door shut on their current losing streak because that's what winning teams do, as the club proved in their 51-win, 109-point season a year ago.


Bruins: Chris Bourque, older brother of Rangers prospect Ryan Bourque and son of Hockey Hall of Famer Ryan Bourque, has played in over 450 games at the AHL level since turning pro in 2004-05, but has appeared in only 35 NHL games in that same span. However he may have found a home in Boston, where his father is a Bruins icon having played 21 seasons and accumulated five Norris Trophies as the NHL's best defenseman. Chris Bourque made the Bruins out of the abbreviated training camp this year and after leading the American Hockey League in scoring (27-66-93) a year ago. Perhaps the soon-to-be 27 year-old Bourque has finally found an NHL home, ironically in the same city his Dad is a hockey legend.