After falling in the season opener to the Avalanche, the Rangers head north of the border to Toronto looking for their first win of the season.
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The Rangers lead the NHL in road wins since the start of the 2013-14 season (99). Since the start of the 2009-10 season, New York has earned at least one point in 11 of 13 road games against Toronto (10-2-1 record over the span).
Maple Leafs forward James van Riemsdyk was born in Middletown, NJ … and he was a Rangers fan as a kid.
Since Dec. 22, 2015, the Rangers have posted a 40-11-4 record in the game following a loss (either regulation loss or overtime/shootout loss). New York posted a 23-7-4 record in games following a loss during the 2016-17 season.
New York’s roster features at least one player from seven different countries: USA (Carey, DeAngelo, Hayes, Kampfer, Kreider, McDonagh, Miller, Shattenkirk, Skjei, and Vesey), Canada (Desharnais, Holden, Nash, Smith, and Staal), Sweden (Fast, Lundqvist, and Zibanejad), Czech Republic (Chytil and Pavelec), Austria (Grabner), Norway (Zuccarello), and Russia (Buchnevich).
Mika Zibanejad registered two goals, both on the power play, and led all skaters with eight shots on goal and 18 faceoff wins (18-for-24; 75.0%) vs. Colorado.
By playing in the Rangers’ regular season opener, Filip Chytil, who was 18 years and 30 days old on Oct. 5, became the fourth-youngest player to appear in a game with the Rangers in franchise history.
Kevin Shattenkirk is 1 point away from 300 in his NHL career. Shattenkirk registered a point in all three games he played against the Maple Leafs last season (one goal, two assists).
Oct. 6, 1996 – Wayne Gretzky played his first game as a Ranger at Madison Square Garden.