5 Things to Know: Rangers vs. Devils

BY: DAVID KOLB

NEW YORK RANGERS (45-24-3) @ NEW JERSEY DEVILS (26-33-12)
Coverage begins at 6:30 PM on MSG

The Rangers open a back-to-back against local rivals in New Jersey.

1 Where They Stand

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  • New York is 5-4-1 in the last 10 games
  • The Blueshirts are 26-9-0 on the road in 2016-17

2 Who's Hot

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  • Rangers’ forward, Mats Zuccarello picked up an assist and was a plus-1 in 18:47 of ice-time in the Rangers’ 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild Saturday
  • No. 36 enters tonight’s tilt with a four-game scoring streak and has two goals and three assists during that stretch
  • Zuccarello now has 14 goals and 37 assists for 51 points, including three assists in three games vs. the Devils

3 Say What?

“People wonder why we don’t win at home and why we win all the road games. We try to play every game the same. It’s a constant theme. We definitely have more jump in our step on the road.”

 — Rangers’ forward, J.T. Miller after winning in Minnesota Saturday

4 Did You Know?

The Rangers and Devils clash at The Garden on Feb. 8. (Credit: MSG Photos)

The Rangers have earned at least one point in 15 of their last 19 games (13-4-2 record) against the Devils, dating back to Mar. 19, 2013.

5 Must-See Video

Rangers’ defenseman, Marc Staal looks forward to playing a rivalry game against the Devils tonight.

Marc Staal always feels the intensity when playing local rival Devils and Islanders as he discusses the team's success on the road.