Rangers vs Flames by the numbers: Physical test on tap
The New York Rangers will face the Calgary Flames for the second and final time this season. This will be a physical contest with the team looking to avenge their 5-1 loss at the Garden last month.
Here’s the game day preview by the numbers.
NYR: 6-2-3 (15 POINTS)
CGY: 6-1-3 (15 POINTS)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2021 – 10:00 PM ET Scotiabank Saddledome
RADIO: ESPN 98.7 FM
Rangers last game: 6-5 OT loss vs Edmonton Oilers
RANGERS VS. FLAMES
The Blueshirts lost their last game against the Flames at the Garden 5-1. Ryan Reaves was injured in that contest and is a game time decision.
Rangers that can douse Flames:
Artemi Panarin – 12 GP, 2G-7A—9P – Panarin has points (5A) in three of his last five games against the Flames and five out of the last eight games against them.
Mika Zibanejad – 14 GP, 5G-4A—9P – Zibanejad has scored two goals in his last six games against Calgary, including the game-winner on Feb. 9, 2018 at MSG.
Chris Kreider – 12 GP, 3G-3A—6P – Kreider had points in four-straight games against the Flames from Dec. 12, 2015-March 2, 2018.
Per New York Rangers Game Notes
New York Rangers by the numbers
Rangers enjoy playing North of the Border:
The Rangers have not lost in regulation in Canada going 3-0-2. Overall, they are 3-1-2 against Canadian based teams with their only regulation loss coming against the Flames.
Chris Kreider’s 8 goals on the season is tied for 3rd, but his 5 PPGs lead the NHL.
Adam Fox’s 12 points are tied for most in the NHL by a defenseman.
Igor Shesterkin is the road warrior with a perfect 4-0-1 record and a .959 SV% to go with a remarkable 1.38 GAA.
Rangers Milestones within reach
Chris Kreider is 1 PPG from passing Andy Hebenton 963) for sole passion of 11th all time
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 1 games away from 100 in his NHL career.
Barclay Goodrow is 2 points away from 100 career points.
Rangers Special Teams
- NYR PP is running at a 21.1%
- NYR PK dipped 81.6%
*All Stats and Info courtesy New York Rangers
Three Keys for victory
- Match the Flames intensity from the opening or draw
- Capitalize on PP opportunities
- Get a lead and shut it down
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