THE BOYS ARE BACK AT THE GARDEN TONIGHT AND LOOK TO BOUNCE BACK AFTER DROPPING THE FIRST TWO TILTS OF THE SEASON WHEN THEY HOST THE HABS.
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Eight of the last 14 meetings between the Rangers and Canadiens have resulted in a shutout for one of the two teams.
Ryan McDonagh was selected by Montreal in the first round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. The Rangers acquired McDonagh in a trade with the Canadiens on June 30, 2009. And, we are certainly not looking back!
New York has recorded four power play goals in its first two games of a season for the first time since 2000-01.
Mats Zuccarello established a single-game career-high with four points (one goal, three assists) and tied a single-game career-high with three assists Saturday night at Toronto. He’s certainly showing why he was so deserving of the ‘A.’
Zibanejad has recorded three goals/points, all of which were on the power play, through the first two games of the 2017-18 season.
Tonight will mark the 199th consecutive regular season game that J.T. Miller will skate in with the Rangers, dating back to Feb. 7, 2015. Fun Fact – Miller was the only Ranger who played in all 82 regular season games last year.
Kevin Shattenkirk registered two points (one goal, one assist), including his 300th career NHL point, Saturday against the Leafs. Congrats Shatty!