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Boston looks to keep win streak alive, hosts New York

New York Rangers (45-20-4, first in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Boston Bruins (41-14-15, first in the Atlantic Division)

Boston; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Bruins will attempt to build upon a three-game win streak with a victory against the New York Rangers.

Boston has a 41-14-15 record overall and a 23-8-6 record in home games. The Bruins have gone 14-2-6 in games their opponents commit more penalties.

New York is 21-11-4 in road games and 45-20-4 overall. The Rangers are 36-7-3 when scoring three or more goals.

Thursday's game is the third time these teams meet this season. The Rangers won the previous meeting 2-1 in overtime.

TOP PERFORMERS: David Pastrnak has 44 goals and 55 assists for the Bruins. Morgan Geekie has scored six goals and added three assists over the past 10 games.

Chris Kreider has scored 33 goals with 31 assists for the Rangers. Artemi Panarin has five goals and 10 assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Bruins: 7-2-1, averaging 3.5 goals, 6.4 assists, 3.8 penalties and 8.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game.

Rangers: 6-3-1, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.8 assists, 3.1 penalties and 7.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game.

INJURIES: Bruins: Milan Lucic: out (personal), Pat Maroon: out (back), Derek Forbort: out (undisclosed), Matthew Poitras: out (shoulder).

Rangers: Ryan Lindgren: out (lower body), Jacob Trouba: out (lower-body), Blake Wheeler: out for season (lower-body), Filip Chytil: out for season (upper-body).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.