5 Things to Know: Rangers vs. Canadiens

BY: DAVID KOLB

NEW YORK RANGERS (41-21-2) vs. MONTREAL CANADIENS (36-21-8)
Game coverage begins at 6:30 PM on MSG

The Rangers return home to host the Canadiens in an Original Six matchup.

1 WHERE THEY STAND

February 28, 2017: The New York Rangers face the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

  • New York is 6-3-1 in the last 10 games
  • The Blueshirts are 19-13-2 on home ice in 2016-17
  • The Rangers currently own the first Wild Card in the Eastern Conference

2 WHO'S HOT

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  • The 22-year-old from Lakeville, Minnesota now has three goals and 28 assists for 31 points in 63 games this season
  • Skjei has three points in his past four games and has one assist in two meetings with the Canadiens this season

3 SAY WHAT?

“In the third we had a couple of chances that we buried and then we grinded it out. The goaltender made some big saves and he found us a way to win.”

— Rangers’ coach, Alain Vigneault reflecting back on Thursday’s win

4 DID YOU KNOW?

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Mats Zuccarello and Canadiens’ winger, Andreas Martinsen are the only two Norwegian-born players who currently skate in the NHL.

5 MUST-SEE VIDEO

Steve Valiquette and Ron Duguay discuss how to deal with pesky Canadiens’ forward, Andrew Shaw