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
TV: MSG
RADIO: ESPN 98.7 FM

Rangers last game: 6-5 OT loss vs Edmonton Oilers

RANGERS VS. FLAMES

All-Time: 47-58-15-1

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

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Nov 2, 2021; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; New York Rangers defenseman Adam Fox (23) and forward Mika Zibanejad (93) and forward Artemi Panarin (10) celebrate Panarin’s goal against the Vancouver Canucks in the second period at Rogers Arena. Mandatory Credit: Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Key Rangers:

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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