Rangers vs. Bruins preview: New York still looking for first win

Jared Wickerham

The New York Rangers have allowed nine goals in the first two games of the season, and are looking for the team's first win tonight at home.

The New York Rangers host the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night in a nationally televised game, still looking for the team's first win after a rather disappointing start to the season.

Signing Brad Richards to a monster contract in 2011 and trading for Rick Nash in 2012, the Rangers were considered by many to be Stanley Cup contenders this season and while it's just been two games -- the Rangers have looked like anything but contenders in the two losses.

Opening with a 3-1 loss in Boston on Saturday, the Rangers followed that up with a 6-3 loss at home against the Pittsburgh Penguins, as goaltender HenrIK Lundqvist was pulled in the second period after allowing four goals. It was the first time Lundqvist has not finished a game since 2011. The Rangers have struggled in both ends of the ice, allowing more than 36 shots per game while struggling to put the puck on net early in both games.

Both losses have come against good teams and the Rangers will be tested once more, facing the same Bruins team that beat them just five days prior.

The Bruins have used, once again, stellar goaltending and timely scoring to succeed in the early season. Boston beat the Winnipeg Jets on Monday in the shootout, with Tuuka Rask shutting down the Jets while shorthanded for nearly three and a half minutes spanning the end of regulation and overtime.

Puck drops at 7:30 p.m. ET at Madison Square Garden, with national coverage on NBC Sports Network.

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