5 Things to Know: Rangers at Kings

BY: DAVID KOLB

NEW YORK RANGERS (45-25-4) @ LOS ANGELES KINGS (35-31-7)
Coverage begins at 10 PM on MSG+

The Rangers kick off their California road trip against the Kings in a rematch of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final.

1 Where They Stand

New York Rangers vs Los Angeles Kings

  • New York is 4-4-2 in the last 10 games
  • The Blueshirts are 26-9-1 on the road in 2016-17

2 Who's Hot

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  • Rangers’ left wing, Rick Nash scored a goal Wednesday in the Rangers’ 3-2 loss to the New York Islanders
  • The 32-year-old veteran now has reached the 20-goal plateau for the 12th time in his career
  • Nash now has 40 points in 69 games this season, including six power play goals and three game-winning tallies

3 Say What?

“We’re focused on playing good hockey, trying to win games, whether they are at home or on the road. We obviously haven’t found success at home, so we’ve got to keep working.”

 — Rangers’ captain, Ryan McDonagh said looking forward to the Rangers three-game road trip after losing at home Wednesday to the Islanders on home ice

4 DID YOU KNOW?

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: Marian Gaborik #10 of the New York Rangers acknowledges the crowd after he was named star of the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Madison Square Garden on January 26, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 26: Marian Gaborik #10 of the New York Rangers acknowledges the crowd after he was named star of the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Madison Square Garden on January 26, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Marian Gaborik played parts of four seasons with the Rangers from 2009-2013, recording 229 points (114 goals, 115 assists) in 255 games for the Blueshirts.

5 Must-See Video

Watch Mats Zuccarello score on the Rangers’ new-look power play Wednesday vs. the Islanders.