New York visits Boston after Rooney’s 2-goal game
New York Rangers (12-4-3, third in the Metropolitan) vs. Boston Bruins (10-6-0, fourth in the Atlantic)
Boston; Friday, 1 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Bruins -153, Rangers +127; over/under is 5.5
BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Bruins host New York after Kevin Rooney scored two goals in the Rangers’ 4-1 victory against the Islanders.
The Bruins are 8-4-0 against Eastern Conference opponents. Boston has scored 50 goals and is sixth in the Eastern Conference averaging 3.1 goals per game. Brad Marchand leads the team with eight.
The Rangers are 10-2-0 against conference opponents. New York has scored 54 goals and ranks ninth in the Eastern Conference averaging 2.8 goals per game. Chris Kreider leads the team with 15.
The teams match up Friday for the first time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Marchand leads the Bruins with 21 points, scoring eight goals and adding 13 assists. Patrice Bergeron has seven goals and five assists over the last 10 games for Boston.
Adam Fox leads the Rangers with 15 total assists and has 19 points. Artemi Panarin has 11 points over the last 10 games for New York.
LAST 10 GAMES: Bruins: 7-3-0, averaging 3.5 goals, 6.1 assists, 3.7 penalties and 8.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game with a .913 save percentage.
Rangers: 6-2-2, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.3 assists, 3.7 penalties and 8.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game with an .899 save percentage.
INJURIES: Bruins: Trent Frederic: day to day (upper body).
Rangers: None listed.