Rangers vs Avalanche by the numbers: Keep the wins coming

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Nov 14, 2021; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers center Ryan Strome (16) and New York Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba (8) celebrate the goal by New York Rangers right wing Kaapo Kakko (24) against the New Jersey Devils during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Rangers will face the Colorado Avalanche for the first time this season. This will be a back-to-back for the Blueshirts and Adam Huska may make his NHL debut.

Here’s the game day preview by the numbers.

NYR: 17-4-3 (37 POINTS)
COL: 13-7-2 (28 POINTS)

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2021 – 7:00 PM ET, MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
TV: MSG2
RADIO: ESPN 1050 AM

Rangers last game: 6-2 win over Chicago Blackhawks

RANGERS VS. AVALANCHE

All-Time: 41-35-7-7 (24-14-4-3 at home; 17-21-3-4 on the road)

The Rangers were 1-0-1 against the Avs in the 2019-20 pandemic season.

The Blueshirts 17 wins in 24 games is the most ever in franchise history.

Rangers that can stop the Avalanche:

Artemi Panarin – 15 GP, 6G-11A=17 PTS – Panarin has points in his last five games (2G-5A) against the Avalanche and in seven of his last eight games (4G-6A) against them. Panarin has a point in 12 of his 15 career games against Colorado and has four multi-point games and one three-point game.

Jacob Trouba – 27 GP, 4G-9A=13 PTS – Trouba has played Colorado (27) more times than any other team in the NHL and his 13 points against the Avs are tied for the most against one team.

Ryan Strome – 14 GP, 6G-5A=11 PTS – Strome has a point in two of three games (2G-1A) he has played the Avs as a member of the Rangers. In his last nine games, Strome has recorded a point in six of them (4G-3A).

Per New York Rangers Game Notes

RANGERS AVALANCHE
Dec 1, 2021; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba (8) celebrates his goal against the Philadelphia Flyers with teammates during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

New York Rangers by the numbers

Home is where the wins are: The Rangers are looking for their ninth straight win at MSG tonight.

InKREIDable: Chris Kreider scored his 17th goal of the season against the Hawks and has not gone more than two games without a goal.

Good with a Lead: The Blueshirts have no regulation losses when scoring first (11-0-2)

Point Getters: The Blueshirts have at least one point in 20 of their 24 games this season.

Key Rangers:

Artemi Panarin is piping hot with 7 points in his last two games

Ryan Strome has points in 11 of his last 12 games (4G – 10A)

Adam Fox is on a 7 game point streak (1G – 10A)

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.

Adam Fox is 1 game away from 150.

Chris Kreider is 3 games away from 600 and 6 goals from 200.

Rangers Special Teams

  • NYR PP is running at 24.3% (7th)
  • NYR PK is working at 83.3% (10th)

*All Stats and Info courtesy New York Rangers

Three Keys for victory

  • Pace yourself – teams tend to lose their legs late on the tail end of a back-to-back
  • Think defense first if Adam Huska indeed makes his NHL debut
  • Keep pumping in the power play goals

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