New York Rangers GameDay: Georgiev leads team against heated rival New Jersey Devils

The Rangers and Alexandar Georgiev will take on the New Jersey Devis for one game tonight before heading to Pittsburgh for their first road trip of the season. Face-off is set for 7:00 p.m. ET at Madison Square Garden which was the scene of their dominant 5-0 win over the Islanders.

(TV: MSG Network, Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM).

Rangers: 1-1-0 (2 pts)
Devils: 1-0-1 (3 pts)

Note: The Rangers will not skate this morning and David Quinn is expected to address the media at approximately 11:30 AM.

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Alexandar Georgiev
Rangers Alexandar Georgiev (Photo: Anthony J. Causi)

The Rangers leading scoring defenseman from last year was back to skating with the regulars yesterday but will be scratched again. Quinn wanted to make it clear that this scratch has nothing to do with discipline and just a byproduct of the last game.

Alexandar Georgiev earned the right to start against the NJ Devils tonight, He stopped all 23 shots he faced en route to his first shutout of year against the Isles. Not only was it his first win but that of the Rangers on the season.

Pre Game Notes:

  • All-Time Record against NJ Devils*: 120-94-27-10 (67-33-20-4 at home; 53-61-7-6 on the road) *Note: All-time record includes games against the Kansas City Scouts from 1974-75 – 1975-76 and the Colorado Rockies from 1976-77 – 1981-82
  • 2019-20: The Rangers posted a 2-2-0 record against the Devils (1-1-0 at home; 1-1-0 on the road). The Rangers registered 16 goals in the four contests and tallied four or more goals in three of the four games. Mika Zibanejad notched five points (two goals, three assists) in the season series, while Adam Fox (one goal, three assists) and Pavel Buchnevich (four assists) each tallied four points in four games. The Rangers were 16-for-18 (88.9%) on the penalty kill in the season series, and the Blueshirts were 8-for-8 on the penalty kill and recorded two shorthanded goals on Nov. 30 at New Jersey.
  • The Blueshirts have won five of eight games against New Jersey since the start of the 2018-19 season (5-3-0 record).
  • The Rangers have earned at least one point in 23 of their last 32 games against the Devils, dating back to Mar. 19, 2013 (19-9-4 record over the span). New York has also earned at least one point in 20 of its last 27 contests against New Jersey, dating back to Dec. 7, 2013 (16-7-4 record).

*Pre Game Notes courtesy of the NYR

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