🔹♦️ Game Thread: NYR at New Jersey 7:05pm EST - 11/18/23 Nov 18, 2023 15:50:24 GMT -5
Post by PG67 on Nov 18, 2023 15:50:24 GMT -5
The New York Rangers return from a 6-day layoff tonight
for their first matchup of the season against the New Jersey Devils in New Jersey.
Puckdrop 7:09 PM ET
TV: MSG 2
Radio: ESPN 1050 AM
Tonight begins a stretch of 4-straight road games.
New York will play 3 of its next 4 games against Metropolitan Division teams and 6 of its next 7 contests against Eastern Conference opponents.
The Rangers have points in 10-straight games (9-0-1), matching their season-long streak from last year.
The Rangers have points in 7 of 8 road games this season (6-1-1) including in 6-straight.
On the road, the Rangers have the 3rd most wins (6), points (13) and have allowed the 3rd fewest GA/GP (2.13) on the road.
In the NHL, New York has the 4th most (tied) wins (11) and points (23).
The Rangers have the best faceoff percentage in the NHL with a 56.0 percent mark.
They've been over 50% in the faceoff circle in 12 of 14 games.
In their last game, the Blueshirts went 45-for-69 for a 65.2 faceoff percentage.
It marked the 2nd most faceoff wins by a team in the NHL this season.
The Rangers have the NHL’s 2nd best (tied) power play percentage (33.3) and have scored power play goals in 11 of their first 14 games.
Their 15 power play goals are tied for the 5th most in the league.
On the flip side, the Blueshirts’ 86.7 penalty kill percentage is tied for 7th in the league.
They have a perfect penalty kill in 4-straight games and 5 of their last 6 contests.
On the road against New Jersey, the Rangers have points in 7 of their last 9 contests (6-2-1).
New York has 7 players (Kreider, Fox, Gustafsson, Lafreniere, Panarin, Trocheck, Zibanejad) with 10 or more points, tied for the 4th most in the NHL.
They've allowed the 2nd fewest GA/GP (2.13) in the NHL and have allowed the 2nd fewest shots per game in the NHL (27.4).
New York is 8-1-1 when scoring first, tied for the 2nd most such wins in the NHL.
To quote our old friend NoMore1940:
I WANT SOME ASSES KICKED TONIGHT!!!