RANGERS (12-9-2) at BRUINS (17-3-5)
1 p.m. ET; NBC
The Boston Bruins will try to extend their winning streak to six games and their point streak to 10 when they play the New York Rangers at TD Garden on Friday in the 2019 NHL Discover Thanksgiving Showdown.
Forward Brad Marchand will look to extend his point streak to six games for Boston, which is 6-0-3 in its past nine games. Marchand has 11 points (five goals, six assists) in his past five games.
Artemi Panarin has 26 points (eight goals, 18 assists) in his past 16 games for the Rangers, who will try to win their fourth straight game and are 7-3-1 in their past 11 games.
Players to watch
Rangers forward Ryan Strome has six points (one goal, five assists) in his past six games.
Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara has four points (one goal, three assists) during a four-game point streak.
They said it
"He just gives us so much more depth. It's amazing what one center can do to your whole lineup. Your lineup looks a lot longer and a lot deeper." -- Rangers coach David Quinn on center Mike Zibanejad, who will play his second game since returning from an upper-body injury
"We're not scared to play in an 0-0 game. We know eventually we're going to get our opportunities." -- Bruins forward Brad Marchand
Rangers projected lineup
Chris Kreider -- Mike Zibanejad -- Pavel Buchnevich
Artemi Panarin -- Filip Chytil -- Ryan Strome
Brendan Lemieux -- Brett Howden -- Kaapo Kakko
Brendan Smith -- Boo Nieves -- Jesper Fast
Brady Skjei -- Jacob Trouba
Ryan Lindgren -- Adam Fox
Libor Hajek -- Tony DeAngelo
Scratched: Micheal Haley
Injured: Greg McKegg (lower body), Marc Staal (ankle)
Bruins projected lineup
Brad Marchand -- Charlie Coyle -- Danton Heinen
Jake DeBrusk -- David Krejci -- David Pastrnak
Anders Bjork -- Sean Kuraly -- Chris Wagner
Joakim Nordstrom -- Par Lindholm -- Brendan Gaunce
Zdeno Chara -- Charlie McAvoy
Torey Krug -- Brandon Carlo
Matt Grzelcyk -- Connor Clifton
Scratched: Jack Studnicka, Steven Kampfer
Injured: Patrice Bergeron (lower body), Brett Ritchie (upper body), David Backes (upper body), Zach Senyshyn (lower body), Kevan Miller (knee), John Moore (shoulder), Karson Kuhlman (fractured tibia)
Neither team practiced on Thanksgiving after playing Wednesday.
Skjei is two points shy from 100 in the NHL. … Krejci is two goals from 200 in the NHL.