NEW YORK RANGERS (44-24-3) @ MINNESOTA WILD (43-20-6)
Coverage begins at 6:30 PM on MSG
1 WHERE THEY STAND
- Tonight the Rangers travel to Minnesota to face the Wild for the second time this season
- New York is 4-5-1 in the last 10 games
- The Blueshirts are 25-9-0 on the road in 2016-17
- The Rangers currently own the first Wild Card slot in the Eastern Conference with 90 points
2 Who's Hot
- Rangers’ forward, Mats Zuccarello scored two goals in the Rangers’ 4-3 shootout loss Friday
- No. 36 enters tonight’s tilt with a three-game scoring streak and has two goals and two assists during that stretch
- Zuccarello now has 14 goals and 36 assists for 50 points, including three assists in the first game played against the Wild on Dec. 23
3 Say What?
Alain Vigneault talks about the Blueshirts' play at home, Mats Zuccarello's two-goal night and Rick Nash getting the "benefit of the doubt" from the officials.
“Even when he wasn’t scoring goals, I thought he was working extremely hard and playing well.”
— Rangers’ coach, Alain Vigneault following Mats Zuccarello’s two-goal-night Friday
4 Did You Know
Rangers’ defenseman, Brady Skjei and Wild backliner, Erik Haula were teammates at the University of Minnesota for one season (2012-13).