Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 1/23/13
8 a.m. ET: The Bruins enjoyed the confines of home to open the 2013 season, but they’ll take their act on the road on Wednesday night when they visit another Garden — Madison Square Garden in New York City. The B’s will don their road jerseys for the first time this season when they take on the Rangers in a rematch of their opening night win over New York on Saturday in Boston. The B’s used a full team effort in that one to come away with the 3-1 win, a victory they followed up with a shootout win over Winnipeg on Monday at the Garden. Things haven’t been so rosy for the Rangers, however. John Tortorella’s bunch returned home following the loss to Boston for a Sunday night matchup with another Eastern Conference power, the Penguins. Pittsburgh tore the Rangers apart, scoring four goals, including three in the first period, on Henrik Lundqvist, leading Tortorella to pull the Vezina winner in the second period. Tortorella was asked following the Rangers game which specific areas the club needs to improve in. “All of them,” he deadpanned. “And that is certainly not being sarcastic. All of them.” The surly head coach also said that “maybe we need to get whacked around a little bit right now,” in reference to a Brooks Orpik hit on Chris Kreider. Well, if that’s what the New York coach wants, he might get that on Wednesday when the Bruins come to town. Boston has shown no problem with taking the body in their first two games, and you can probably expect the same in this one. It’s an important game for both teams, even if it is only the third of the season for each. The Bruins want to continue to distance themselves from the Rangers, something that could end up being advantageous come season’s end, while the Rangers just need a win. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. at MSG, but we’ll be here to provide updates throughout the day leading up until game time.

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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