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1 Home Cooking
The Rangers enter the contest with a seven-game winning streak at home, dating back to Oct. 26 vs. Arizona. The Blueshirts have outscored their opponents, 29-14, over their last seven home contests.
Look for the boys to keep up their winning ways at The Garden!
2 Two Good
The Blueshirts have allowed two goals or fewer in each of the last four games, in six of the last seven games, and in nine of the last 15 games.
Can Henrik Lundqvist stand tall once more?
3 AV Squad Goals
Alain Vigneault holds his post-game press conference after the Rangers' 2-1 OT win over the Red Wings.
Alain Vigneault leads all NHL head coaches in wins since the start of the 2006-07 season (517).
He served as the Canucks coach for seven of those seasons (2006-07 – 2012-13) and is the Canucks’ all-time leader in games coached (540), wins (313), points percentage (.632), playoff games coached (68) and playoff wins (33).
Can AV best his former club?
4 Kreid-ing High
Chris Kreider enters the contest with a three-game point streak (three goals, one assist), and he has recorded three goals/points in the last two games.
5 Remember When...
On this date in 2005, the Rangers defeated the Capitals in a 15-round shootout, which was the longest in NHL history at the time.
Marek Malik tallied the game-deciding goal in the 15th round of the shootout with a between-the-legs shot.