Fresh off their first win of the season, the Rangers look to start their first winning streak as the Blues visit The Garden.
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Dating back to Nov. 3, 2002, 15 of 19 meetings between the Rangers and St. Louis have been decided by two or fewer goals. In addition, 13 of those contests have been decided by one goal or fewer. Will we get another nail-biter on Tuesday?
The Rangers claimed Adam Cracknell off waivers from Dallas. He began his NHL career with St. Louis and played 65 games over parts of four seasons with the Blues (2010-11 – 2013-14). Welcome to New York, Adam!
Mika Zibanejad enters the contest with a three-game point streak against St. Louis (one goal, three assists), and he has recorded a point in six of seven career games against the Blues (two goals, six assists).
Three Rangers defensemen have recorded a goal over the team’s last two games (Kevin Shattenkirk, Marc Staal and Brady Skjei). New York is one of two NHL teams that has three defensemen who have tallied a goal this season (St. Louis – four). Make sure to keep an eye on the blueliners in the offensive zone!
Henrik Lundqvist earned his 62nd career NHL shutout on Oct. 8 vs. Montreal, passing Turk Broda for sole possession of 16th place on the NHL’s all-time shutouts list. Lundqvist is the only goaltender in Rangers history who has earned at least one shutout in 13 different seasons with the team (2005-06 – 2017-18).
J.T. Miller has won 63.6% of faceoffs he has taken thus far in 2017-18 (21-for-33), and he has notched an assist/point in each of the last two games (one goal, two assists). Looks like the move back to center has paid off so far.
Zibanejad has recorded a goal/point in each of the Rangers’ first three games in 2017-18, tallying four goals in the three contests. Zibanejad’s current three-game goal streak is tied for his career high. In addition, he leads the NHL in power play goals (three) and is tied for second in goals (four) thus far this season.
Oct. 10, 1996 – Wayne Gretzky registered his first goal as a Ranger in the Blueshirts’ game against the Dallas Stars at MSG.