BOSTON (Ticker) -- The Boston Bruins try to stretch their home
unbeaten streak to a season-high six games Monday afternoon as
they face the New York Rangers in the opener of a home-and-home
Boston had a season-high seven-game (6-0-1) unbeaten streak
snapped with Saturday's 4-0 road loss to the Ottawa Senators.
The Bruins are 4-0-1 in their last five at the FleetCenter since
a 3-0 loss to the Senators on December 30.
The Bruins yielded two power-play goals in the second period
Saturday to end their penalty-killing streak at 22.
"They thrive on the up-tempo and we were flat right off the
get-go," Boston right wing Glen Murray said after Saturday's
loss. "We took some penalties and they capitalized. It seemed
that we were chasing the puck all night."
New York has gained a point in a season-high five straight games
(2-0-2-1) and is 4-2-1 in its last seven road games.
Alexei Kovalev has four goals in his last six games, including
the equalizer in Saturday's 2-2 tie at Montreal.
Mike Dunham made six of his 25 saves in overtime and is 5-3-2 in
his last 10 decisions. He made 31 saves in New York's 4-2
home win over Boston on December 22 and is 6-1-0 in nine career
games vs. the Bruins.