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NHL Preview: New York Rangers (31-14-8) at Vancouver Canucks (21-29-4)


New York Rangers 6, Carolina Hurricanes 2 – February 11, 2023 – PNC Arena
NYR Goals: M. Zibanejad (27), A. Panarin (13, 14, 15, 16), K. Kakko (11)
CAR Goals: T. Teravainen (6), J. Kotkaniemi (8)
NYR Goalie: J. Halak (W – 27/29)
CAR Goalie: F. Andersen (L – 13/18)
NYR Shots: 19
CAR Shots: 29
NYR PP: 1/1
NYR PK: 2/2

RECAP/NOTES: The Rangers began a four-game road trip with a triumphant win against the first place Carolina Hurricanes on the road, backed by four goals in the third period. In the win, Artemi Panarin recorded his first career four-goal game and fourth career five-point night while Jaroslav Halak won his seventh-straight game.


  • The New York Rangers head out for the first of three road games in Western Canada when they play the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena (10:00 PM ET – TV: MSGSN – Radio: ESPN 1050 AM). The Blueshirts will play five of their next six games away from MSG.
  • The Blueshirts have won five games in a row and have earned a point in seven-straight games (6-0-1). The Rangers have now earned points in eight of their last nine games (7-1-1) and 15 of their last 17 games (12-2-3). Dating back to November 30, Rangers have points in 25 of their 30 contests (21-5-4).
  • This is the ninth different season in franchise history when the Rangers have had 20+ wins in a 27-game span: 1939-40, 1941-42, 1970-71, 1971-72, 1972-73, 1993-94, 2011-12, 2014-15, 2022-23.
  • If the Rangers garner a point tonight, it would mark their first eight-game point streak since the 2015-16 season and first road eight-game point streak since the 2019-20 campaign.
  • On the road, the Rangers have earned a point in seven-straight games (4-0-3) and 11 of their last 12 contests (8-1-3). New York has points in 18 of its last 21 games (14-3-4) away from home.
  • Against the West, New York is 17-5-3 and is 8-2-2 against Pacific Division teams.
  • The Rangers defensemen group has collected 134 points, the second-most in the NHL and 106 assists, also the second most. 27.9 percent of all Rangers points this season have been contributed to a defenseman.
  • New York’s 69 third period goals rank second for third in the NHL and their plus-19 third period goal differential ranks fourth.

Feb. 11 at Carolina W, 6-2
Feb. 10 Seattle W, 6-3
Feb. 8 Vancouver W, 4-3
Feb. 6 Calgary OTW, 5-4
Jan. 27 Vegas W, 4-1

February 10 – Libor Hajek re-assigned to Hartford

February 9 – Vladimir Tarasenko and defenseman Niko Mikkola acquired from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for a conditional first-round pick in the 2023 NHL Entry Draft, a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2024 NHL Entry Draft, Sammy Blais, and Hunter Skinner.

February 9 – Will Cuylle re-assigned to Hartford

ALL-TIME RECORD 82-36-8-2 (174 PTS)
2022-23 1-0-0
2021-22 0-1-1
NYR HOME 44-16-5-1 (94 PTS)
NYR AWAY 38-20-3-1 (80 PTS)
LEADING SCORER(S) – CURRENT RANGERS IN CAREER G: Tarasenko (9) – A: Tarasenko (16) – Pts: Tarasenko (25)
LEADING SCORER(S) – ALL-TIME IN GAMES W/NYR G: Gilbert (18) – A: Greschner (29) – Pts: Greschner (44)

The Blueshirts head into tonight’s game as one of the best road teams in the entire NHL, winning four of their last six road games and earning a point in 19 of 24 road games overall (15-5-4). If the Rangers win tonight, it would mark the fourth time in franchise history the club has won at least 16 of their first 25 road games.


TV: Sportsnet Pacific, MSGSN
Radio: Sportsnet 650

• Tonight marks the second and final game between the Canucks and Rangers this season: Feb. 8 (4-3 L @ NYR) and Feb. 15 (home).

• Vancouver is 38-79-8-3 all-time against New York, including a 21-37-3-1 record at home.

• The Canucks are 5-3-2 in their last 10 games against the Rangers, including 4-1-0 in their last five.

• Anthony Beauvillier leads all active Canucks skaters in career points against the Rangers with 23 (13-10-27 in 28 GP).

• J.T. Miller has 10 points (4-6-10) in 10 career games against the Rangers.

• Quinn Hughes has five points (0-5-5) in five career games against the Rangers.

• Conor Garland has five points (3-2-5) in six career games against the Rangers.

• Elias Pettersson has five points (2-3-5) in seven career games against the Rangers.

• Collin Delia is 0-1-0 in one game vs New York in his career.

• Quinn Hughes has 19 points (4-15-19) in his last 15 games.

• Elias Pettersson has 12 points (7-5-12) in his last 10 games.

• Brock Boeser has seven points (1-6-7) in his last six games.

• J.T. Miller has 11 points (2-9-11) in his last 12 games.

• Conor Garland has seven points (2-5-7) in his last nine games.

LAST MEETING – FEB. 8/23: VAN 3 at NYR 4
Conor Garland got the Canucks on the board off a Quinn Hughes pass with his 10th goal of the season at 17:36 in the first period to cut the deficit to one goal…Vasily Podkolzin scored his first goal of the season at 16:06 in the second period to bring the Canucks back within one…former New York Ranger J.T. Miller collected his 500th NHL point on the play with the lone assist…Elias Pettersson beat an icing call to strike just 11 seconds after a Mika Zibanejad tally at 16:16 in the third period…Quinn Hughes picked up his second assist of the night while Brock Boeser registered the other assist…Luke Schenn and Riley Stillman co-led Vancouver skaters in hits (3) while six Canucks recorded two blocks…Elias Pettersson went 13-6 in the face-off circle…Spencer Martin faced 21 shots.

2022.23 TEAM RANKS
Goals For/Game 3.30 (12th) 3.32 (9th)
Goals Against/Game 4.02 (31st) 2.62 (4th)
Power Play % 22.8 (11th) 22.7 (12th)
Penalty Kill % 65.4 (32nd) 81.3 (9th)
Penalty Min./Game 9:22 (20th) 7:40 (4th)
*Rankings are accurate as of 11:30am PT on February 14, 2023

Sheldon Dries scored his seventh of the season to bring the Canucks within one 1:31 into the second period…Conor Garland and Andrei Kuzmenko picked up the assists…it was Garland’s 100th career assist…Philip Di Giuseppe and Elias Pettersson tied for the team lead with four shots on goal…Curtis Lazar led the team with six hits…Vasily Podkolzin played in his 100th career game…Collin Delia faced 23 shots.

• Feb. 8/23: VAN 3 at NYR 4
• Feb. 27/22: VAN 5 vs NYR 2
• Nov. 2/21: VAN 3 at NYR 2 (OT)
• Jan. 4/20: VAN 2 at NYR 1
• Oct. 20/19: VAN 3 vs NYR 2

Extending his goal streak to three games with a third period tally on Feb. 11 at DET, Elias Pettersson reached the 25-goal mark for the fourth time in his young career, becoming just the third player in Canucks history to record as many 25-goal campaigns in his first five career NHL seasons, joining Stan Smyl (4) and Petri Skriko (4).

• Spencer Martin placed on waivers, Feb. 13
• Phillip Di Giuseppe, Vasily Podkolzin, and Nils Aman recalled from Abbotsford, Feb. 4

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