5 Things to Know: Rangers at Wild

BY: DAVID KOLB

NEW YORK RANGERS (44-24-3) @ MINNESOTA WILD (43-20-6)
Coverage begins at 6:30 PM on MSG

After losing at home last night, the Rangers travel to Minnesota to take on the Wild.

1 WHERE THEY STAND

New York Rangers vs Minnesota Wild

  • Tonight the Rangers travel to Minnesota to face the Wild for the second time this season
  • New York is 4-5-1 in the last 10 games
  • The Blueshirts are 25-9-0 on the road in 2016-17
  • The Rangers currently own the first Wild Card slot in the Eastern Conference with 90 points

2 Who's Hot

  • Rangers’ forward, Mats Zuccarello scored two goals in the Rangers’ 4-3 shootout loss Friday
  • No. 36 enters tonight’s tilt with a three-game scoring streak and has two goals and two assists during that stretch
  • Zuccarello now has 14 goals and 36 assists for 50 points, including three assists in the first game played against the Wild on Dec. 23

3 Say What?

“Even when he wasn’t scoring goals, I thought he was working extremely hard and playing well.”

 — Rangers’ coach, Alain Vigneault following Mats Zuccarello’s two-goal-night Friday

4 Did You Know

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 10: Brady Skjei #2 of the Minnesota Golden Gophers yells up ice against North Dakota during the NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Frozen Four Championship Semifinal at the Wells Fargo Center on April 10, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Richard T Gagnon/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA – APRIL 10: Brady Skjei #2 of the Minnesota Golden Gophers yells up ice against North Dakota during the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Frozen Four Championship Semifinal at the Wells Fargo Center on April 10, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Richard T Gagnon/Getty Images)

Rangers’ defenseman, Brady Skjei and Wild backliner, Erik Haula were teammates at the University of Minnesota for one season (2012-13).

5 Must-See Video

Rangers’ goalie, Antti Raanta explains what went wrong in the Rangers’ 4-3 shootout loss to the Panthers.