5 Things to Know: Rangers vs. Avalanche

BY: DAVID KOLB

NEW YORK RANGERS (35-18-1) vs. COLORADO AVALANCHE (15-34-2)
Coverage begins at 6:30 PM on MSG

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  • Tonight the Rangers host the Colorado Avalanche for the second and final meeting this season
  • New York is 7-3-0 in the last 10 games
  • The Blueshirts are 17-11-1 on home-ice in 2016-17
  • The Rangers currently own the first Wild Card slot in the Eastern Conference with an 11-point cushion over the Boston Bruins

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DID YOU KNOW?

The Rangers have won 18 of 23 games against Western Conference opponents this season

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  • J.T. Miller scored two goals Thursday vs. the Predators
  • Miller has strung together four consecutive multiple-point games and has nine points over the past five games

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DID YOU KNOW?

With two points on Thursday, Miller set a career-high for points in a season with 44, breaking his previous mark of 43 set last season

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“I think we all complement each other, I like to pass and those two clearly like to score. They’re both having a great year and scoring at will right now, so I’m just trying to find them and they try to get it to me in the zone and just go from there.”

 –Rangers’ forward Kevin Hayes talking about the success of his line (six points vs. the Predators, including linemates, J.T Miller and Michael Grabner

DID YOU KNOW?

In two games since returning from injury, Hayes has recorded four assists

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The Rangers lead the NHL in third period tallies with 74

DID YOU KNOW?

In their last three games, the Rangers have scored seven goals in the third period

February 9, 2017: The New York Rangers face the Nashville Predators at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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WHAT 400 WINS WOULD MEAN TO HANK

With 400 career wins looming, Henrik Lundqvist takes a moment to reflect on what that would mean to him at this point in his career