5 Things to Know: Rangers at Senators

BY: DAVID KOLB

NEW YORK RANGERS (47-27-6) @ OTTAWA SENATORS (43-27-10)
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The Rangers play their final road game of the season against former Blueshirt Derick Brassard and the Senators.

1 Where They Stand

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  • The Rangers travel north of the border to Ottawa to face the Senators for the third time this season.
  • New York is 3-3-4 in the last 10 games.
  • The Blueshirts are 27-11-2 on the road in 2016-17.
  • The Rangers have clinched the first Wild Card slot in the Eastern Conference and will face the Montreal Canadiens in the opening round of the NHL playoffs.

2 Who's Hot?

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  • Chris Kreider has scored two goals in his last three games. He also has a plus-1 rating during that stretch.
  • The 6-foot-3 winger leads the Blueshirts in goals this season with 28 tallies in 74 games.
  • Kreider has recorded eight points (four goals, four assists) in his last nine games vs. Ottawa.

3 Say What?

“It was a little different feel obviously in the locker room. You’re going to notice that. There’s no question. If you can’t tell a difference when that many good players are gone, something’s up.”

 — Henrik Lundqvist on playing without Ryan McDonaghRick NashMats Zuccarello and Jesper Fast vs. Washington on Wednesday

 

4 Did You Know?

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Alain Vigneault’s first coaching position in the NHL was as an Assistant Coach with the Senators. Vigneault joined the Sens for their inaugural NHL season in 1992-93.

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