NEW YORK RANGERS NOTES:
New York Rangers 5, Edmonton Oilers 4 – Shootout – February 17, 2023 – Rogers Place
NYR Goals: C. Kreider (23, 24), A. Lafreniere (9, SOW), M. Zibanejad (30)
EDM Goals: R. Nugent-Hopkins (27), T. Barrie (8), D. Ryan (10), L. Draisaitl (32)
NYR Goalie: I. Shesterkin (W – 25/29)
EDM Goalie: J. Campbell (OTL – 34/38)
NYR Shots: 38
EDM Shots: 29
NYR PP: 2/4
NYR PK: 2/4
RECAP/NOTES: The Rangers staged their first three-goal comeback since November 23, 2019 against Montreal when they rallied to beat the Oilers in a shootout last night. Trailing 4-1 after the first period, the Rangers clawed back with one goal in the second and two in the third. Alexis Lafreniere put the game away in the shootout to give New York its seventh-straight win.
- The New York Rangers complete their Western Canada swing and four-game road trip with their second meeting against the Calgary Flames in the past two weeks (10:00 PM ET – TV: MSG Network – Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). Including tonight, the Blueshirts will play three of their next four games away from MSG.
- The Rangers will complete their 10th set of back-to-backs tonight and are 5-4-0 in the second half of them this season.
- The Blueshirts have won seven games in a row and have earned a point in nine-straight games (8-0-1). It is the Blueshirts’ second win streak of at least six games in 2022-23 (also 7 GP from Dec. 5-18, 2022), marking the first time in franchise history that New York has posted multiple winning streaks of 7+ games in the same season.
- The Rangers have now earned points in 10 of their last 11 games (9-1-1) and 17 of their last 19 games (14-2-3). Dating back to November 30, Rangers have points in 27 of their 32 contests (23-5-4).
- The Blueshirts have scored four or more goals in seven-straight games for the first time since Feb. 1991.
- If the Blueshirts win tonight, it would mark their longest winning streak since the 2015-16 season (9 GP).
- On the road, the Rangers have earned a point in nine-straight games (6-0-3) and 13 of their last 14 contests (10-1-3). New York has points in 20 of its last 23 games (16-3-4) away from home.
- Against the West, New York is 19-5-3 and is 10-2-2 against Pacific Division teams.
- The Rangers defensemen group has collected 141 points, the second-most in the NHL and 112 assists, also the second most. 27.9 percent of all Rangers points this season have been contributed to a defenseman.
- New York’s 72 third period goals rank second in the NHL and their plus-21 third period goal differential ranks fourth.
- The Rangers’ plus-39 goal differential ranks fourth in the NHL while their 3.38 goals per game are ninth.
- The Blueshirts’ 15 comeback wins are tied for the fourth most in the NHL and their six third-period comeback wins are tied for the sixth most.
LAST FIVE GAMES
DATE OPPONENT RESULT
Feb. 17 at Edmonton X, X-X
Feb. 15 at Vancouver W, 6-4
Feb. 11 at Carolina W, 6-2
Feb. 10 Seattle W, 6-3
Feb. 8 Vancouver W, 4-3
The Blueshirts are one of the best road teams in the entire NHL, winning six of their last eight road games and earning a point in 21 of 26 road games overall (17-5-4).
CALGARY FLAMES NOTES:
FLAMES LAST GAME RECAP
February 16, 2023 – CALGARY FLAMES  vs. DETROIT RED WINGS 
The Flames welcomed the Detroit Red Wings to begin a three-game home stand at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Thursday night. Calgary would strike first with Elias Lindholm scoring the Flames sixth short-handed goal of the season to give the home side an early 1-0 advantage. Dominik Kubalik would score with 1:01 left in the first to draw the Wings level and the teams skated into the intermission tied at one. Detroit would take the lead just 2:27 into the second courtesy of Robby Fabbri and would remain in the lead until the 9:03 mark when Dillon Dube came in on a partial break and sniped home his 16th to tie the game. However, Detroit would score three unanswered goals with a pair in the second and one in the third to win 5-2.
CGY GOAL SCORERS: Lindholm (16), Dube (16)
GOALIE: Markstrom (21/25 .840 Sv%)
PP: 0/2 (0%)
PK: 2/4 (50%)
FLAMES LAST FIVE RESULTS, RECORD: 1-2-2
DATE RESULT GWG CGY GOALIE OPP. GOALIE
February 16, 2023 DET  vs. CGY  Kubalik Vladar Hellberg
February 13, 2023 CGY  at OTT 4 Stützle Markstrom Sogaard
February 11, 2023 CGY  at BUF  Gilbert Markstrom Luukkonen
February 9, 2023 CGY  at DET  Zadina Vladar Husso
February 6, 2023 CGY  at NYR 5 Lafrenière Markstrom Halak
*shootout winning goal
FLAMES UPCOMING SCHEDULE:
(MST) OPPONENT VENUE
February 18, 2023 8:00pm vs. New York Rangers Scotiabank Saddledome
February 20, 2023 2:00pm vs. Philadelphia Flyers Scotiabank Saddledome
February 22, 2023 7:30pm at Arizona Coyotes Mullett Arena
February 23, 2023 7:00pm at Vegas Golden Knights T-Mobile Arena
February 25, 2023 8:00pm at Colorado Avalanche Ball Arena
TONIGHTS STORYLINES & STATS
This is the second of two matchups this season between the Flames and Rangers. These teams met just over a week ago in a thrilling 5-4 overtime clash with New York coming out on top. This is a Pacific Division versus Metropolitan Division matchup; The Flames have an overall record of 6-4-4 against Metropolitan Division opponents this season and a record of 10-10-7 against Eastern Conference opponents.
LAST MEETING WITH THE RANGERS:
The Flames and Rangers met just 12 days ago on February 6th back in New York. Filip Chytil opened the scoring for the Rangers just over five minutes into the game, but midway through the period Blake Coleman responded with his 11th of the season. Filip Chytil and Tyler Toffoli traded goals in the second before Mika Zibanejad gave the Rangers the lead with just 14 seconds remaining in the frame. In the third, Andrew Mangiapane would redirect a Noah Hanifin pass home and the Flames battled back to tie the game for the third time. Shortly after, Michael Stone would tee up a slap shot that zipped past Halak to give the Flames their first lead of the night. Mika Zibanejad would respond for New York later in the frame, and the two teams were deadlocked through 60 minutes of play. In overtime, the Rangers would score 1:37 in to win 5-4.
SATURDAY NIGHT’S ALRIGHT FOR A FIGHT:
Weekends have been kind to Calgary with the Flames going 9-2-2 on Saturday night tilts. The Flames have outscored opponents 52-40 on Saturday’s and their last clash they tied a season-high with seven goals in Buffalo. Dating back to November 12th, the Flames have won their last four home ice games on Saturday’s beating the Lightning (6-3), the Canucks (3-2), Washington (5-2) and Winnipeg (3-2). Nazem Kadri currently leads the Flames with seven goals scored on Saturday night games, followed by Lindholm and Toffoli with five each and Mangiapane with four.
PENALTY KILL PRODUCTION:
With Elias Lindholm’s shorthanded goal on Thursday night, the Flames now have six on the season, tying them for the sixth-most in the NHL. Dillon Dube leads the way with two short-handed tallies, while Trevor Lewis, Mikael Backlund, Blake Coleman and now Elias Lindholm have also tallied on the penalty kill for the Flames. Calgary is one PK marker away from matching their total from last season (7) when they recorded the 12th most in the league.
DOME SWEET DOME:
The Flames have made the Scotiabank Saddledome a tough environment for New York and have knocked off the Rangers in their last three trips to Calgary. The last time the Rangers travelled to the YYC, the Flames won 6-0 with Jacob Markstrom making 22 saves on that night. Calgary is in the midst of a brief three-game home stand with the Flames taking on the Flyers on Monday afternoon.
CALGARY FLAMES vs. NEW YORK RANGERS
CGY vs. NYR ALL-TIME HOME AWAY L10 STRK
60-42-15-6 34-14-10-2 26-28-5-4 5-4-1 L1
Calgary Flames vs. New York Rangers
TV: Sportsnet West, City
Radio: Sportsnet Fan 960
2022-23 Season Series: 0-0-1 (Home: 0-0-0, Road 0-0-1)
Feb. 6, 2023 – CGY  at NYR 5
Feb. 18, 2023 – NYR at CGY
2021-22 Season Series: 2-0-0 (Home: 1-0-0, Road: 1-0-0)
Last Home Win vs. NYR: November 6, 2021 – New York  vs. Calgary 
Last Road Win @ NYR: October 25, 2021 – Calgary  at New York 
Last Home Loss vs. NYR: March 2, 2017 – New York  vs. Calgary 
Last Road Loss @ NYR: February 6, 2023 – Calgary  at New York 5
2022-23 CALGARY FLAMES
FLAMES RECENT TRANSACTIONS:
Jan. 7 – recalled Jakob Pelletier (F) and Walker Duehr (F) from Calgary (AHL); placed Brett Ritchie (F) on IR
Jan. 13 – reassigned Radim Zohorna (F) to Calgary (AHL)
Jan. 26 – recalled Dennis Gilbert (D) from Calgary (AHL)
Jan. 27 – placed Chris Tanev (D) on IR; activated Brett Ritchie (F) from IR
Jan. 28 – reassigned Walker Duehr (F), Jakob Pelletier (F) and Dennis Gilbert (D) to Calgary (AHL)
Feb. 5 – recalled Jakob Pelletier (F) and Dennis Gilbert (D) from Calgary (AHL)
Feb. 6 – activated Chris Tanev (D) from IR
FLAMES RECENT INJURIES (Total man games lost – 43)
Noah Hanifin – illness (1 game: Oct. 21)
Chris Tanev – upper-body (5 games: Nov. 3 – Nov. 10)
Jonathan Huberdeau – upper-body (3 games: Nov. 8 – Nov. 12)
Michael Stone – lower-body (11 games: Nov. 7 – Nov. 25)
MacKenzie Weegar – non-COVID illness (1 game: Dec. 12)
Elias Lindholm – upper-body injury (1 game: Dec. 12)
Chris Tanev – upper-body injury (3 games: Dec. 14 – Dec. 18)
Radim Zohorna – non-COVID illness (1 game: Dec. 18)
Dennis Gilbert – lower-body injury (4 games: Dec. 20 – Dec. 27)
Brett Ritchie – upper-body injury (8 games: Jan. 8 – Jan. 26)
Chris Tanev – injury reserve (2 games: Jan. 26 – Jan. 27)
Rasmus Andersson – day-to-day (3 games: Feb. 9 – Feb. 13)