Yes the Hockey season is long, some say too long. I don't agree but no matter. Like the NBA season they are lengthy and that's ok. Many of the games just kind of run into each other. However at some points we get special game sand today is 1 of those games when the NY Rangers visit Boston for a match against the defending Cup Champion Bruins.

These 2 teams appear to be the cream of the Eastern Conference crop although there is lots of time left. The Rangers lead the East with 62 points and the powerful B's are right behind with 61. Ny is looking to bounce back after a loss to Pittsburgh on Thursday while the Bruins beat  New Jersey on the same night.

This is the 1st matchup between these long time rivals and original 6 members. It's been a long time since these 2 squads were this good at the same time and played big games against each other. I mean really BIG GAMES. Perhaps the 2 best golies in the game go against each other as King Henry Lundqvist battles Tim Thomas. This is the 1st of 4 matchups between NY and Boston. Yes the Football games  are the biggest of this weekends sporting events but this matchup gets the pallet wet for the football on Sunday. Faceoff is at 1pm EST.. Oh I have to put this in. GO RANGERS!