Boston Bruins vs. New York Rangers
Tip-off: Thursday, May 23, 2013 – 7:00 PM ET
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
The Boston Bruins can almost fee it they’re so close of the Eastern Conference finals. YouWager experts consider they got there largely thanks to their suddenly offensive defensemen and a potent fourth line of forwards.
The Bruins have outclassed the New York Rangers all over the ice in surging to a 3-0 lead in a series that could be over this very evening.
If Boston is able to give it all on the ice then New York will have few chances of even forcing a Game 5 let alone entertaining thoughts of matching the greatest comeback in sports.
Boston could afford to take it easy Wednesday, and many of them did, as the team held an optional practice at Madison Square Garden — the site of the Bruins’ 2-1 comeback victory a night earlier that pushed New York within one loss of elimination.
The Rangers also got back on the ice at its suburban practice facility, and it was clear the sting of Tuesday night’s difficult loss was still present.
New York is just over one week removed from back-to-back shutouts by Henrik Lundqvist in Games 6 and 7 versus the Washington Capitals in the first round, but those good times feel a whole lot longer ago now.
Online sports betting fans are eager to see things change and they very well could starting with Game 4 in New York. Three teams have recovered from an 0-3 hole to win an NHL series.
Boston wants to cut this short and not give New York any reason to believe. The Rangers trailed the Capitals 2-0 in the opening round and then 3-2 before advancing.
New York had been 3-0 at home in the NHL playoffs and had won nine straight at Madison Square Garden, dating to the regular season.