Boston (27-30-11) at NY Rangers (38-19-10) 7:00 pm EST
NEW YORK (Ticker) -- Brian Leetch will play his first game as
a visitor in Madison Square Garden on Monday when the Boston
Bruins visit the New York Rangers.
Leetch, who is sure to get a huge ovation from the crowd, holds
Rangers records for most games played (1,129), goals (240) and
assists (741) by a defenseman, and is second in franchise
history to Hall of Famer Rod Gilbert with 981 points.
The 38-year-old Leetch won the Conn Smythe Trophy in 1994 as he
helped New York end its 54-year Stanley Cup drought.
However, the Rangers traded him to Toronto in early March 2004.
He signed with Boston after the lockout, but was injured and
could not play in the Bruins' first visit here November 20 due
to a sprained ankle. When the teams met in Boston on January 21,
Leetch was sidelined with a groin strain.
The Atlantic Division-leading Rangers won their second straight
game following a season-high six-game losing streak with
Saturday's 5-2 win here over the Maple Leafs.
Hart Trophy candidate Jaromir Jagr collected a goal and two
assists to surpass the 100-point plateau for the season.
Brad Boyes recorded his first career hat trick to lead Boston
to its second straight win, a 4-2 triumph over Carolina on
Boyes, who ranks third among rookies in points scored with 54,
scored all three of his goals in the third period to extend his
points streak to five consecutive games.