6 Facts to Know for Rangers-Kings

The Rangers head out to LA to take on the Kings tonight.

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*Facts Courtesy of the New York Rangers

1 Going Back To Back

After losing a matinee to the Avalanche yesterday, the Rangers are right back at it tonight. They are 3-3-0 in the second game of a back-to-back set this season.

Meanwhile, the Kings last played on Friday in Anaheim, losing 2-1 loss to the Ducks.

2 The Last Time They Met ...

The Blueshirts will look to sweep the season series tonight after beating the Kings at The Garden.

A late Rick Nash goal in the third period propelled the Rangers to a 4-2 win on Dec. 15.

3 Buuuuuch

Pavel Buchnevich scored the Rangers’ lone goal against the Avs Saturday and has tallied in each of his last two games.

The 22-year-old has 13 goals and 17 assists for 30 points, which ranks second on the team, and continues to impress.

4 What's the Latest on Hayes & Grabner?

Alain Vigneault holds his post-game press conference after the Rangers' 3-1 loss to the Avalanche.

An injury-ravaged Rangers team were hit with more bad news with both Michael Grabner and Kevin Hayes sidelined for the matchup against Colorado.

Coach Alain Vigneault says both players are “50-50 at best” for tonight’s contest.


The Rangers are one of two teams in the NHL with seven players with 10 goals or more.

They are also one of four teams with 10 players that have recorded at least 20 points. 

6 Let's Play Two

While the Rangers play the Kings tonight, the Knicks play the Lakers at Staples Center earlier in the day marking a rare Knicks-Rangers road doubleheader.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last time this happened was February 3, 1957 at Boston Garden when the Rangers and Knicks played the Bruins and Celtics respectively. 

In that game, Andy Bathgate scored while Gump Worsley was in net for the Rangers.