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Looking Ahead: Rangers need to bounce back vs Boston

Jan 20, 2013, 10:40 PM EST

A 0-2-0 start to the season isn’t devastating, but in the shortened season it represents the start of a dangerous trend that needs to be broken quickly for any team wishing to compete. Any prolonged losing streak could be fatal due to the 48-game schedule.

The New York Rangers will get a couple days to reflect after falling short in back-to-back games over the weekend, but they have yet another tough game ahead of them. They will face the Boston Bruins for the second time this season and will be looking for revenge after the Bruins earned a 3-1 victory in their first matchup.

NBC’s Pierre McGuire offered his preview of the upcoming contest, which you can view below:

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The match is scheduled for Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ET and will be on NBCSN.

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  1. steelers88 - Jan 20, 2013 at 10:50 PM

    Really? No Joke. Of course they have to bounce back. Comon!

  2. steelers88 - Jan 20, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    I think the Rangers might be in trouble they didn’t have enough time to gel as a team. By the time they get it all together it might be to late.

  3. stakex - Jan 21, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    A 0-2 hole isn’t the end of the world for the Rangers since they have such a good team. If they were a so-so team, it would be more of an issue. Still though, an 0-3 hole would be a problem and the sooner they win, the sooner they might be able to build a little confidence.

  4. johnstone17 - Jan 21, 2013 at 6:20 AM

    Two consecutive incomplete, disjointed efforts. Some strange hockey thinking by some of their better players.

  5. rpiotr01 - Jan 21, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    They looked slow and weak the past two games, same as they did down the stretch last year. We’ve been assuming the Rangers are a legit Cup contender, but last year they were a pretty big surprise with how much they won, and they may simply revert to a mean this year. Can’t count it out. On paper they’re very talented so should swing out of this eventually but you really never know.

  6. csilojohnson - Jan 21, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    They have a lot of talent. Will take time to get comfortable with eachother. Might be to late this year.
    GO PENS!!

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