Tyler Bozak, Toronto's No. 1 center who normally skates with left wing James van Riemsdyk and left wing Joffrey Lupul, was a game-time scratch with an undisclosed injury. In five playoff games, Bozak has a goal and an assist with four penalty minutes.
Meanwhile, the Bruins are without veteran defenseman Andrew Ference, who remained in Boston, also with an undisclosed injury. Ference is pointless in four games and served a one-game suspension early in the series for elbowing.
I don't have a crystal ball. Predicting is a real complicated thing. If we stay healthy, have enough depth and get the good goaltending we think we're going to have, you can go all the way. But a lot of things have to happen. There's going to be a lot of teams that think the same thing. Everyone made deals. We're all are optimistic about where we'll end up.
— Rangers general manager Glen Sather after being asked if he's constructed a team that can win the Stanley Cup before their 4-1 win against the Predators on Monday