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Boyle back in Rangers’ lineup tonight

Feb 14, 2013, 12:44 PM EDT

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After three games of sitting and watching as a healthy scratch, Rangers forward Brian Boyle will be back in action tonight against the Islanders at MSG.

“I know I can play better and I’m going to,” said Boyle, per ESPN New York.

The 28-year-old forward that scored 21 goals in 2010-11 has just one assist in nine games this season.

On Tuesday, Boyle said it was “infuriating” sitting out. “And it’s pissing me off a lot,” he added.

It appears Boyle’s opportunity at redemption will come at the expense of forward Chris Kreider, who will apparently be a healthy scratch. The 21-year-old played just 9:40 against the Bruins on Tuesday and has only scored once in seven games.

  1. johnstone17 - Feb 14, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    Well Brian, prove yourself !!!!!

  2. jaredo10 - Feb 14, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    I like boyle back in the line up just dont agree with scarthing Krieder. Rather have boyle over Powe in the line up any day

    • jkay1818 - Feb 14, 2013 at 3:31 PM

      powe is an excellent penalty killer and excellent at blocking shots, if you meant kreider in over powe, right now powe adds more value and penalty killing depth, which they lacked to begin the yr with the loss of prust, anisimov, dubinsky and fedotenko.

      • stakex - Feb 14, 2013 at 5:46 PM

        Yeah I like Kreider, and think hes going to be a star for the Rangers at some point… but that point is not right now. Hes not scoring, and his defensive play has been very average at best… and he sees almost no special teams action. Given the other fire power the Rangers have up front, its not going to hurt anything to take him out of the lineup.

        Powe on the other hand isn’t going to give much on offense, but his special teams play is huge for the Rangers right now and his defensive play is a lot better then Kreiders.

  3. mrpigs - Feb 14, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    Dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb move! Why mess with a winning streak? I’m ok with Marty in net tonight because his record vs the isles is redic, but this Boyle moves pisses me off! Don’t mess with what we got going here!

    • stakex - Feb 14, 2013 at 5:46 PM

      Thing is, Kreider isn’t playing very good and they were winning despite him. Changing up that part of the lineup isn’t going to hurt anything.

  4. jaredo10 - Feb 14, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    well played

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