NHL: NY RANGERS (2-4) at BOSTON (4-2) <h3>Thomas looking to help Bruins win fourth straight</h3> <div class="pre">NY Rangers (2-4-0) at Boston (4-2-0) 4:00 pm EDT</div> BOSTON (Ticker) -- The Boston Bruins just could not wait to geton the ice Saturday. Tim Thomas will hope to continue his tremendous start when theBruins host the New York Rangers in an afternoon contest. Boston decided to move up the start time from 7:00 pm EDTbecause the Red Sox are hosting the Cleveland Indians in GameSix of the American League Championship Series on Saturdaynight. Thomas is 3-1-0 with an NHL-best 1.26 goals-against average and.962 save percentage thus far this season. He made 35 saves andMarco Sturm scored two goals as the Bruins cruised to a 4-1victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in their home openerThursday. Sturm is off to good start, racking up three goals and fivepoints over six contests. His linemate, center Marc Savard,leads the team with seven assists and eight points and PatriceBergeron has registered three goals and seven points. While Boston has won its only home game this year, New York hasstruggled away from Madison Square Garden this season, going0-3-0 on the road so far. The Rangers' woes continued onThursday when they suffered a 5-3 setback to the previouslywinless Atlanta Thrashers. The Rangers have lost the last two games and four of theirprevious five but have enjoyed some recent success against theBruins, winning their last eight contests against their EasternConference foe. Boston has not beaten New York since March 4,2004. The Rangers have not looked like a team that was projected as afavorite to win the conference. They sit at the bottom of theAtlantic Division standings and do not have a player with morethan two goals this season. New York may turn away from Vezina-finalist Henrik Lundqvist,who started every game this season for the club, in thiscontest. However, the 25-year-old Swede is 7-0-0 with a 1.26GAA and a .958 save percentage against Boston in his career. If Lundqvist does not play, Stephen Valiquette will get thestart. He has just 12 games of NHL experience in his career.