New York Rangers vs Kings matchup: Payback time
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The New York Rangers will face the Los Angeles Kings for the second time this season. The last time these two teams met, the Kings handed the Blueshirts a solid loss.
Here’s the game day preview by the numbers.
NYR: 27-11-4 (58 POINTS)
LAK: 20-16-5 (45 POINTS)
MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 2022 – 7:00 PM ET, MSG
TV: MSG PLUS
RADIO: ESPN 1050 AM
Rangers last game: 7-3 win over the Arizona Coyotes
New York Rangers vs Los Angeles Kings
All-Time: 71-49-16-4 (40-20-6-2 at home; 31-29-10-2 on the road)
The Rangers have earned at least a point in 13 of their last 20 games against the Kings (9-7-4 record)
Rangers that overthrow Kings:
Mika Zibanejad – 13 GP, 5G-6A-11 PTS – Zibanejad has points in five of his last 10 games against the Kings, four of them multi-point games (Three games – 1G-1A, One game – 1G-2A).
Artemi Panarin – 13 GP, 5G-5A-10 PTS – Panarin has goals/points in three out of his last four games (4G) against the Kings and at least one point in eight of his last 10 games against Los Angeles (5G-4A).
Per New York Rangers Game Notes
Rangers key numbers
Goals Galore: The Blueshirts have notched six or more goals in two of their past three games and have combined for 16 goals total.
Home Sweet Home: NY is riding a 4 game winning streak, and 5 game point streak (4-0-1) at MSG. The Blueshirts have also earned a point in 14 of 17 home games (12-3-2).
Adam Fox’s 45 points is 1st in scoring among defensemen.
Chris Kreider’s 14 PPG is first in the NHL, his 29 goals ranks tied for 1st.
Mika Zibanejad has an 8 game point streak (4G – 8A).
Igor Shesterkin is 1-0-0, with a .977 SV%, and 1.00 GAA – he stopped 42 shots.
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.
Gerard Gallant is 3 wins away from 300 in his career
Rangers Special Teams
- NYR PP is running at 24.79% (8th)
- NYR PK is working at 84.43% (5th)
*Some Stats and Info courtesy New York Rangers
Three Keys for victory
- No more slow starts
- Get on the PP and let Kreider work his magic
- Limit the Kings to the outside, they are strong inside the opposition crease
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