Rangers vs Flyers by the numbers: Keep the win streak going

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Apr 22, 2021; New York, New York, USA; Claude Giroux #28 of the Philadelphia Flyers tries to keep the puck from Mika Zibanejad #93 of the New York Rangers in the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Elsa/POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Rangers will face the Philadelphia Flyers for the first time this season. It also begins the longest home stand of the season (3 games versus the Flyers, Sharks, and Blackhawks).

Here’s the game day preview by the numbers.

NYR: 13-4-3 (29 POINTS)
PHI: 8-8-4 (20 POINTS)

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2021 – 7:00 PM ET, MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
TV: MSG, NHL Network
RADIO: ESPN 98.7 FM

Rangers last game: 5-2 win over Boston Bruins

RANGERS VS. FLYERS

All-Time: 136-125-37-10 (71-53-23-6 at home; 65-72-14-4 on the road)

The Blueshirts will begin the second quarter of the season. Their first 20 games was the most points in that span since the 2016-17 season.

Head coach Gerard Gallant will speak to the media at around 5 PM.

Rangers that can beat ground the Flyers:

Artemi Panarin – 22 GP, 9G-21A=30 PTS – Panarin has tallied a point in eight of his last nine games against Philadelphia (three goals, 10 assists) and 14 of his last 16 games (6G-19A).

Mika Zibanejad – 34 GP, 13G-13A=26 PTS – Zibanejad has points in five-straight games against the Flyers, including back-to-back six-point games on March 17 and March 25.

Chris Kreider – 32 GP, 12G-8A=20 PTS – Kreider has a point in three of his last five games against the Flyers (1G- 2A). On Feb. 24, 2021, Kreider recorded his third career hat trick.

Per New York Rangers Game Notes

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Apr 23, 2021; New York, New York, USA; Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers celebrates his power-play goal against the Philadelphia Flyers at 6:02 of the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Bennett/POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports

New York Rangers by the numbers

Home Cooking: The are on a five game win streak at home. They’ve also picked up points in seven of eight home games (5-1-1). It’s the longest since win streak since Dec. 22, 2019 – Jan. 13, 2020.

Point Getters: The Blueshirts have at least one point in 16 of their 20 games this season.

Metro Maulers: The Rangers have won four straight against the Metro division after dropping the season opener to the Capitals. (4-1-0)

Key Rangers:

Igor Shesterkin needs to improve on his career stats vs the Flyers (4 GP, 1-3-0, 3.06 GAA)

Ryan Strome has a eight game point streak (2G -8A)

Adam Fox is second in the NHL for defense scoring with 21 points

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. He’s 1 points away from his 300th point as a Blueshirt.

Artemi Panarin is 6 points away from 500 career points.

Rangers Special Teams

  • NYR PP is running at 20.3%
  • NYR PK is working at 80.7%

*All Stats and Info courtesy New York Rangers

Three Keys for victory

  • Find your skating legs early after a long layoff
  • Get Kakko going again, he had his point streak snapped last game
  • Play it tough and forecheck the Flyers defenseman for turnovers

NHL Rumors

The Rangers are in on DeBrusk and Patrick Roy wants the Montreal job. Read here.