Tonight is the start of a three-game road trip for the Blueshirts, who rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, while also ranking eighth in the Eastern Conference. The Rangers have been able to record a point in five of their last seven home games (4-2-1).
New York will look to continue their fine play against the Flyers, as the guys were able to post a 6-0-0 record overall last year.
The Blueshirts fell to the Washington Capitals by a score of 3-2 in the shootout frame in their last game on 3/24. In the cage for New York Henrik Lundqvist made 22 saves through regulation/overtime.
Torts looking to make History:
Rangers’ head coach John Tortorella is one victory away from earning his 400th career win as an NHL head coach. He will be the 30th coach in league history to reach the mark. Tortorella’s 160 victories with the Blueshirts are four shy of Tom Renny for fourth on the all-time coaching wins list.
Milestones to watch for:
Ryan Callahan – one assist from 100 NHL career
Steve Eminger – three points from 100 NHL career
Rick Nash- one goal from 300 NHL career
Brad Richards – two points from 800 NHL career
Marc Staal –three points from 100 NHL career
Anton Stralman – three points from 100 NHL career
Blueshirts with the Hot Sticks:
Henrik Lundqvist has held opponents to three goals or fewer in each of his last 12 games (6-5-1, 1.98 GAA, .928 Sv% over the span).
Rick Nash has 18 points (eight goals, 10 assists) in his last 17 games.
Derek Stephan has tallied a point in 10 of the last 13 games (six goals, six assists over the span)
Ryan Callahan has eight points (four goals, four assists) in the last 11 games.
Michael Del Zotto has three points (one goal, two assists) in the last three games.