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.

5 Must-See Video

AV Speaks After the Rangers’ 2-0 Loss to the Caps Wednesday

Alain Vigneault talks about the Rangers' effort against the Capitals and how the team will prepare for the playoffs in the last two regular season games this weekend.