Here are some notes for those fans getting ready to watch the New York Rangers (16-14-3) who are on the road getting ready to take on the Montreal Canadiens (21-7-5) tonight in NHL action.
New York will conclude their three-game road trip tonight in this Original Six matchup. The Rangers currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and eighth in the Eastern Conference. The Blueshirts have been able to record a point in four of their last six contests (3-2-1).
The Rangers enter into tonight’s contest after having been blanked by the Ottawa Senators 3-0 on Thursday. Henrik Lundqvist was able to make 26 saves in the loss for New York.
Original Six Notes:
Tonight’s game will be the seventh of nine scheduled games against Original Six Opponents (3-3-0).
Henrik Lundqvist is 3-2-0 with a 2.54 GAA and Martin Biron is 0-1-0 with a 3.00 GAA against Original Six opponents this season.
Marian Gaborik leads the Rangers with five goals and seven points against Original Six opponents this season.
Rick Nash has tallied a team-high five assists against Original Six opponents this season.
Rangers with the Hot Stick:
Lundqvist has held opponents to three goals or fewer in each of his last 14 games (7-6-1, 1.98 GAA, 9.29 Sv%).
Nash has 21 points (10 goals, 11 assists) in his last 19 games, including five points (three goals, two assists) in the last five games.
Derek Stephan has tallied a point in 11 of the last 15 games (seven goals, nine assists over the span).
Michael Del Zotto has five points (one goal, four assists) in the last five games.
Milestones to watch for:
Ryan Callahan -one assist from 100 NHL Career
Steve Eminger -three points from 100 NHL Career
The game between the Rangers and the Canadiens is slated to air on the MSG network, with face-off scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
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