Rangers vs Blackhawks by the numbers: Milestones and streaks a plenty
The New York Rangers will face the Chicago Blackhawks for the second time this season. They won the last meeting at MSG and look to sweep the set in Chicago. The team has also won six in a row.
Here’s the game day preview by the numbers.
NYR: 16-4-3 (35 POINTS)
CHI: 9-13-2 (20 POINTS)
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2021 – 8:30 PM ET, UNITED CENTER
RADIO: ESPN 1050 AM
Rangers last game: 3-2 win over Chicago Blackhawks
RANGERS VS. BLACKHAWKS
All-Time: 244-249-98-2 (124-117-55-0 at home; 120-132-43-2 on the road)
The Rangers have won their last three games against the Blackhawks.
The Blueshirts have won three of their last four on the road with points in 10 of 13 road games this season.
Rangers that can fly in the Windy City:
Barclay Goodrow – 21 GP, 3G-7A=10 PTS – Goodrow has at least one point in eight of 21 games against Chicago and has two multi-point games against the Blackhawks in his career (Jan. 15, 2021 & Nov. 5, 2019).
Jacob Trouba – 23 GP, 1G-9A=9 PTS – Trouba has posted a multi-point game in four of his last 12 games against the Blackhawks (one goal, eight assists). On Saturday night, Trouba notched his first point against Chicago since Nov. 28, 2019 when he was with Winnipeg.
Mika Zibanejad – 11 GP, 6G-3A=9 PTS – Zibanejad has recorded a goal/point in six of 11 career games against Chicago, including five of his last eight contests and four of his last six games. Zibanejad has been a combined plus-5 in his last three games against Chicago.
Per New York Rangers Game Notes
New York Rangers by the numbers
On the Road Again: The Rangers are tied for the third-most road wins (8) and have the third-most road points (18) and fourth-best road points percentage (.692).
Good with a Lead: The Blueshirts have no regulation losses when scoring first (10-0-2), leading after 1 period (8-0-0), and leading after 2 periods (9-0-2).
Point Getters: The Blueshirts have at least one point in 19 of their 23 games this season.
Alexandar Georgiev won his only career start against Chicago which game in the last game (1-0-0, 2.00 GAA)
Ryan Strome has points in 10 of his last 11 games (4G – 9A)
Adam Fox is on a 6 game point streak (1G – 8A)
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.
Artemi Panarin is 1 point away from 500 career points.
Adam Fox is 2 games away from 150.
Chris Kreider is 4 games away from 600 and 7 goals from 200.
Rangers Special Teams
- NYR PP is running at 22.1% (10th)
- NYR PK is working at 82.4% (15th)
*All Stats and Info courtesy New York Rangers
Three Keys for victory
- Watch the cross ice feeds when Patrick Kane is on the ice
- Let Georgiev see the puck and limit Chicago’s east to west plays
- Just keep playing the same way, if it isn’t broke – don’t fix it
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