When, where: Tonight, 7, at Madison Square Garden, New York.
TV, radio: NESN, WBZ (1030).
Goals: Nikolai Zherdev 7, Chris Drury 7, Aaron Voros 6.
Assists: Daniel Girardi 12, Scott Gomez 10, Zherdev 9, Brandon Dubinsky 9.
Goaltending: Henrik Lundqvist (10-4-1-1, 1.99 GAA), Steve Valiquette (2-1-0-0, 2.60).
Head to head: This is the first of four meetings. The Rangers won last season's series, 3-1.
Miscellany: Center Gomez has been receiving treatment for a leg injury and may sit out against Boston . . . The Rangers lead the Eastern Conference with 26 points . . . Gomez's injury is the first health issue New York has experienced this season . . . Left wing Nigel Dawes returned to the lineup because of Gomez's injury . . . Center Patrick Rissmiller was sent to Hartford (AHL) for conditioning work.