5 Facts to Know for Rangers-Bruins

The Rangers look to extend their winning streak to five tonight, as they take on Zdeno Chara and the Bruins.

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*Facts Courtesy of the New York Rangers

1 The Men From Massachusetts

There’s plenty of ties between the Rangers and the state of Massachusetts. Paul Carey, Kevin Hayes, Chris Kreider and Jimmy Vesey are all from the “Bay State”, Kevin Shattenkirk played at Boston University and general manager Jeff Gorton spent 15 years in the Bruins’ organization.

2 Beating Boston

The Rangers have more regular-season wins against the Bruins (255) than any other opponent in their 91-year franchise history.

3 Like Mike

After scoring twice against the Blue Jackets Monday, Michael Grabner looks to continue his strong play tonight against the Bruins. Grabner has enjoyed success against Boston, posting five points (three goals, two assists) in his last 10 games.

4 Garden Party

The Blueshirts have a three-game home winning streak dating back to Oct. 26 against Arizona. During that span, the team has outscored the opposition 16-9 and has recorded at least five goals.

5 The Kids Are All Right

Through 16 games this season, 46.2 percent of the Blueshirts’ goal have come from players who are 25 or younger (Mika Zibanejad eight, Pavel Buchnevich six, Hayes three, J.T. Miller three, Brady Skjei two, Vesey two).