4 Facts to Know for Rangers-Red Wings

The Rangers travel to Detroit for an Original Six matchup with the Red Wings.

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1 Replacing Kreider

The Rangers will be without forward Chris Kreider indefinitely after it was announced Thursday that he has a blood clot in his arm

Kreider has 22 points (11 goals, 11 assists) in 37 games this season. The team recalled Vinni Lettieri from Hartford in a corresponding move. 

2 Last Time They Met

These teams played last month at The Garden, with the Rangers winning 2-1 in overtime.

Mats Zuccarello scored the game-winner and Henrik Lundqvist made 40 saves. 

3 King Henrik

After getting the night off Wednesday, Henrik Lundqvist will be in net tonight.

Lundqvist has posted a better GAA (1.90) and SV% (.938) against Detroit than any other NHL opponent. 

4 Close Affairs

When these teams play one another, you can expect a tight game.

Nine of the last 10 games between them have been decided by one goal and nine of the last 17 have gone to overtime. 

Will we see another nail-biter tonight?