How to watch New York Rangers vs Red Wings, plus matchup notes

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Feb 1, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; New York Rangers center Ryan Strome (16) tries to screen Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jonathan Bernier (45) in the third period at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Rangers will face the Detroit Red Wings for the first time this season. It will also be a homecoming for long-time former Blueshirts defender Marc Staal.

Here’s how to watch and listen to today’s game. plus matchup and stats information.

NYR: 31-13-4 (66 POINTS)
DET: 22-22-6 (50 POINTS)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2022 – 7:00 PM ET, MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
TV: MSG
RADIO: ESPN 98.7 FM

Rangers last game: 2-1 shootout win over Boston Bruins

How to watch Rangers vs Red Wings

Fans can also stream tonight’s game using the MSG Go app.

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New York Rangers vs Detroit Red Wings

All-Time: 223-263-103-7 (143-96-58-1 at home; 80-167-45-6 on the road)

The Rangers have picked up a point in 10 of their last 11 against the Wings (6-1-4)

Rangers that can clip Wings:

Artemi Panarin – 13 GP, 9-11=20 – Panarin not only has a point in three of his last four games and five of his last seven games against Detroit, but he has at least two points in those games. Panarin has recorded at least one point in 11 of 13 career games against the Red Wings, including five two-point games and two three-point games.

Chris Kreider – 20 GP, 6-8=14 – Kreider has points in three-straight games against Detroit (2G-2A). In his 20 career games against the Red Wings, Kreider has registered three multi-point games.

Mika Zibanejad – 25 GP, 4-7=11 – Zibanejad has four points (2G-2A) in his last two games against the Red Wings, including the game-winning goal in his last matchup with them on Feb. 1, 2020. Additionally, Zibanejad has a power-play goal in his last two games against Detroit.

Per New York Rangers Game Notes

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Jan 22, 2022; New York, New York, USA; (Editors Notes: Caption Correction) New York Rangers left wing Artemi Panarin (10) celebrates after scoring a goal against the Arizona Coyotes during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

Rangers key numbers

Home is where the wins are: The Rangers have picked up at least a point in 18 of their 22 home games this season (16-4-2). They’ve also are 8-1-1 in their last 10 at MSG.

Key Rangers:

Chris Kreider’s 33 goals are tied for 1st in the NHL, his 17 PPG ranks first.

Adam Fox’s 47 points ranks 3rd in scoring among defensemen.

Artemi Panarin’s 52 points is tied for 9th in the NHL.

Igor Shesterkin has never faced the Red Wings in his career.

FULL MATCHUP STATS HERE

Rangers Milestones within reach

Mika Zibanejad is 1 overtime goal away from tying Cecil Dillon, Butch Keeling and Brian Leetch (7 each) for the most overtime goals by a player in Rangers history. 1 SHG to tie for top 10 in shorthanded goals.

Igor Shesterkin is 1 win away from 50.

Rangers Special Teams

  • NYR PP is running at 25.71% (4th)
  • NYR PK is working at 82.73% (9th)

*Some Stats and Info courtesy New York Rangers. Other team stats available on Forever Blueshirts.

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