Rangers vs Coyotes by the numbers: A bounceback required

The New York Rangers will face the Arizona Coyotes for the first time this season. This is the tail end of a back-to-back after a tough loss to the Avalanche on Tuesday.

Here’s the game day preview by the numbers.

NYR: 18-7-3 (39 POINTS)
AZ: 5-20-2 (12 POINTS)

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2021 – 9:00 PM ET, GILA ARENA
TV: MSG
RADIO: ESPN 98.7 FM

Rangers last game: 4-2 loss to Colorado Avalanche

RANGERS VS. COYOTES

All-Time: 47-26-6-2 (27-10-2-2 at home; 20-16-4-0 on the road)

The Rangers have at least one point in 11 of their last 12 games against the Coyotes, dating back to Mar. 24, 2014 (9-1-2 record).

Rangers that can trap Coyotes:

Artemi Panarin – 11 GP, 2G-8A=10 PTS – Panarin has recorded a point in six of 11 career games against the Coyotes, and he has posted three multi- point games.

Chris Kreider – 10 GP, 7G-1A=8 PTS – Kreider has registered a goal/point in six of his last nine games against the Coyotes (seven goals, one assist).

Mika Zibanejad – 10 GP, 2G-5A=7 PTS – Zibanejad has registered three multi-point games over his 10 career contests against Arizona. He has tallied three points (one goal, two assists) in four of his last five games against the Coyotes.

Per New York Rangers Game Notes

RANGERS COYOTES
Dec 14, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Avalanche right wing Mikko Rantanen (96) shoots the puck at New York Rangers goaltender Alexandar Georgiev (40) as defenseman K’Andre Miller (79) defends in the second period at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

New York Rangers by the numbers

Winning on the road: The Blueshirts 10 road wins are tied with the 2010-11 team through 28 games.

Point Sharing: The Rangers have at least one point in 21 of their 28 games this season.

Key Rangers:

Artemi Panarin’s 33 points is tied for 5th in NHL scoring.

Adam Fox’s 25 assists ranks 3rd in the NHL overall.

Chris Kreider’s 17 goals is tied for 4th in the NHL. His 10 PPG ranks 2nd.

Alexandar Georgiev is 0-0-1 against the Coyotes with a .930 SV%, and a 2.14 GAA.

NYR v AZ
NYR v AZ (Daily Goal Horn)

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.

Alexandar Georgiev is 2 wins away from 50 in his career.

Chris Kreider is 1 point from tying Andy Hebenton for 20th in franchise history and 6 goals from 200 in his career

Rangers Special Teams

  • NYR PP is running at 23.46% (8th)
  • NYR PK is working at 83.72% (6th)

*Some Stats and Info courtesy New York Rangers

Three Keys for victory

  • Don’t take the Coyotes lightly
  • Show a killer instinct – the Rangers should beat teams like this easily
  • If the lines continue to struggle, adjust early

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