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NHL Preview: New York Rangers (33-15-9) at Detroit Red Wings (27-21-8)


Winnipeg Jets 4, New York Rangers 1 – February 20, 2023 – Madison Square Garden
NYR Goals: V. Trocheck (16)
WPG Goals: P. Dubois (24), M. Scheifele (33, 34), K. Connor (26)
NYR Goalie: I. Shesterkin (L – 17/21)
WPG Goalie: C. Hellebuyck (W – 50/51)
NYR Shots: 51
WPG Shots: 21
NYR PP: 0/4
NYR PK: 0/1

RECAP/NOTES: The Rangers saw their 10-game point streak come to an end with a loss to Winnipeg on Monday night at MSG. It was New York’s first regulation loss since January 19 (against Boston). New York posted a season high 51 shots, their most since January 27, 2010 against the Islanders (52 shots). Tyler Motte played in his first game for the Blueshirts this season since being acquired by the team on Feb. 19.


  • The New York Rangers hit the road once again for a four-day, two-game trip, beginning with game in Detroit on Thursday night (7:00 PM ET – TV: MSG Network – Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM).
  • The Blueshirts have won seven of their last nine games and have earned a point in 10 of their last 11 games (8-1-2). Diving back further, the Rangers have earned points in 11 of their last 13 games (9-2-2), 18 of their last 21 games (14-3-4), and 28 of their 34 contests (23-6-5).
  • On the road, the Blueshirts have points in 10-straight contests (6-0-4) and can tie a franchise long road point streak tonight (11 GP – 1939-40).
  • The Rangers have earned at least one point in eight-straight games against Detroit (6-0-2) and 15 of their last 16 games against the Red Wings, dating back to Jan. 22, 2017 (10-1-5 record). On the road against the Red Wings, the Blueshirts have earned a point in 10-straight contests (5-0-5). In their last meeting on Nov. 10, the Rangers broke out for eight goals, six coming in the third period.
  • The Rangers defensemen group has collected 141 points, tied for the second-most in the NHL and 112 assists, the third most.
  • New York’s 73 third period goals and plus-21 third period goal differential ranks third in the NHL.
  • The Rangers’ plus-38 goal differential ranks tied for fifth in the NHL while their 3.36 goals per game are tied for ninth.
  • The Blueshirts’ 16 comeback wins are tied for the second most in the NHL and their seven third-period comeback wins are tied for the fourth most.

Feb. 25/1:00 PM Washington/Capital One Arena ABC, ESPN Plus ESPN 98.7 FM
Feb. 26/5:00 PM Los Angeles/MSG MSG Network ESPN 98.7 FM
Mar. 1/7:30 PM Philadelphia/Wells Fargo Center TNT, MSG 2 TBA
Mar. 2/7:00 PM Ottawa/MSG MSG Network TBA
Mar. 4/1:00 PM Boston/TD Garden ABC, ESPN Plus TBA

Feb. 20 Winnipeg L, 4-1
Feb. 18 at Calgary OTL, 3-2
Feb. 17 at Edmonton SOW, 5-4
Feb. 15 at Vancouver W, 6-4
Feb. 11 at Carolina W, 6-2

February 19 – Tyler Motte acquired from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for Julien Gauthier and a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2023 NHL Draft.
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

ALL-TIME RECORD 226-263-103-9 (564 PTS)
2022-23 1-0-1
2021-22 2-0-1
NYR HOME 144-96-58-3 (349 PTS)
NYR AWAY 82-167-45-6 (215 PTS)
LEADING SCORER(S) – CURRENT RANGERS IN CAREER G: Panarin (10) – A: Panarin (18) – Pts: Panarin (28)
LEADING SCORER(S) – ALL-TIME IN GAMES W/NYR G: Gilbert (52) – A: Bathgate (80) – Pts: Bathgate (131)

The Rangers come into tonight’s game with points in 10-straight road games and wins in four of their last six road contests. Overall, the Blueshirts have earned a point in 22 of 27 road games (17-5-5).


RED WINGS 3 at WASHINGTON 1 (2/21/23)
1ST PERIOD: DET Hägg (Bertuzzi, Määttä) 10:16-EV; DET Suter (unassisted) 14:22-SH; WSH Wilson (Gustafsson, Bäckström) 15:57-PP
2ND PERIOD: No scoring
3RD PERIOD: DET Suter (unassisted) 6:24-EV
SHOTS: DET 25 (8-13-4) / WSH 27 (6-6-15)
GOALIES: DET Husso (W, 26-27) / WSH Kuemper (L, 22-25)
PP: DET 0-2 / WSH 1-3

MAN GAMES LOST (games missed / out since)
Lucas Raymond – lower body (6 / Feb. 10)
Total Man Games Lost: 232
Individual Man Games Lost: Filip Zadina (37), Robby Fabbri (35), Jakub Vrána (33), Matt Luff (32), Tyler Bertuzzi (31), Robert Hägg (15), Elmer Söderblom (13), Gustav Lindström (11), Oskar Sundqvist (7), Olli Määttä (4), Jake Walman (3), Ville Husso (2), Michael Rasmussen (2), Dylan Larkin (1)

2/16 – Signed defenseman Olli Määttä to a two-year contract extension with an average annual value of $3 million
2/14 – Recalled forward Jakub Vrána from Grand Rapids … Placed forward Lucas Raymond on injured reserve retroactive to 2/10

TONIGHT: 602nd all-time meeting, 301st in Detroit … Third of three games this season, second of two at Little Caesars Arena
ALL-TIME vs. NYR: 272-219-103-7 / HOME: 173-78-46-3 / LAST 10: 4-5-1 / IN 2021-22: 1-1-1 / THIS SEASON: 1-1-0
DET top scorers vs. NYR: David Perron (8-7-15 in 22 GP), Moritz Seider (0-5-5 in 5 GP), Robby Fabbri (1-3-4 in 8 GP), Jordan Oesterle (1-2-3 in 4 GP), Dominik Kubalík (3-0-3 in 5 GP), Jonatan Berggren (0-1-1 in 1 GP)
NYR top scorers vs. DET: Artemi Panarin (10-18-28 in 18 GP), Vincent Trocheck (9-11-20 in 31 GP), Chris Kreider (8-11-19 in 25 GP), Mika Zibanejad (9-9-18 in 30 GP), Adam Fox (1-9-10 in 8 GP), Vladimir Tarasenko (5-4-9 in 17 GP), Alexis Lafrenière (2-2-4 in 5 GP), Niko Mikkola (0-2-2 in 2 GP), Vitali Kravtsov (0-1-1 in 1 GP)

Saturday, Feb. 25: RED WINGS vs. LIGHTNING / 8:00 p.m. / LITTLE CAESARS ARENA / TV: BSD / RADIO: WXYT 97.1 FM
Monday, Feb. 27: RED WINGS at SENATORS / 7:00 p.m. / Canadian Tire Centre / TV: BSD EXTRA / RADIO: WXYT 97.1 FM
Tuesday, Feb. 28: RED WINGS at SENATORS / 7:00 p.m. / Canadian Tire Centre / TV: BSD / RADIO: WXYT 97.1 FM

Feb. 21 at Washington – 3-1 W
Detroit earned a 3-1 win at Washington to improve to 27-21-8 overall and 13-10-5 on the road … The Red Wings are 6-1-0 in their last seven games since Feb. 9 vs. Calgary … Detroit finished 4-1-0 on its season-long five-game road trip … Detroit is 6-2-0 on the road dating back to Jan. 19 at Vegas … The Red Wings went 2-0-1 against the Capitals in the regular-season series … The result marked Detroit’s first win in regulation at Washington since a 4-2 triumph on Oct. 29, 2014 … Additionally, the Red Wings are 6-1-1 on the road against Metropolitan Division opponents this season … Robert Hägg opened the scoring with his first goal in a Detroit uniform … It marked Hägg’s first goal since Oct. 25, 2021 as a member of the Buffalo Sabres … Hägg scored the 30th goal by a Red Wings defenseman this season, which trails only Florida (36), Carolina (35), New Jersey (34) and the New York Islanders (31) … In all, Hägg has seven points (3-4-7) in 18 career head-to-head meetings against Washington … Pius Suter scored a pair of unassisted goals for his second multi-point game of the season … Suter recorded his first multi-goal game since scoring twice on Jan. 4, 2022 vs. San Jose … Suter extended his goal streak to three-consecutive games (4-0-4 in 3 GP), matching the longest such run of his NHL career (3-0-3 in 3 GP from March 23-27, 2021 as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks) … Suter has five goals in his last five games, in addition to scoring the shootout-deciding goal on Feb. 15 at Edmonton … Suter’s first goal was a shorthanded tally that gave Detroit a 2-0 lead … Suter’s last shorthanded goal came on Nov. 5 against the New York Islanders … Suter became the first Red Wings skater to score two shorthanded goals in a single season since Dylan Larkin did so in 2018-19 … Suter also became the sixth Detroit skater to score 11- or-more goals this season, joining Larkin (22), Dominik Kubalík (16), Lucas Raymond (15), David Perron (14) and Jonatan Berggren (11) … Tyler Bertuzzi recorded the primary assist on Hägg’s goal to extend his point streak to three-straight games (1-4-5 in 3 GP) … Bertuzzi has tallied eight points (2-6-8) in eight games since Feb. 7 vs. Edmonton … Olli Määttä also picked up an assist on Hägg’s goal, giving him three points (1-2-3) and a plus-three rating in his last six games … Ville Husso stopped 26-of-27 shots to collect his 22nd win of the season … Husso is 5-1-0 with a 2.16 goals-against average and a 0.934 save percentage in his last six starts since Feb. 9 vs. Calgary … Husso is 7-2-0 in nine contests dating back to Jan. 24 vs. San Jose … Husso has allowed one goal or fewer in 12 starts this season, including three of his last six games … Husso made his 41st appearance of the season, surpassing his career high from last season as a member of the St. Louis Blues … Husso, who also stopped 33-of-34 shots on Nov. 3 vs. Washington, is 4-0-1 in five career starts against the Capitals … Jakub Vrána finished with a plus-one rating and two shots in 11:31 time on ice in his first NHL game since recording a goal and an assist on Oct. 15 at New Jersey … Vrána was on a six-game point streak with the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins prior to being recalled on Feb. 14, logging eight points (4-4-8) from Jan. 29-Feb. 11 … Vrána played in his first career head-to-head matchup against Washington, who originally selected him in the first round (13th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft … The Red Wings set a season high with 28 blocks … Detroit is 17-6-7 this season when scoring first, and 8-1-5 when doing so on the road … The Red Wings are 18-0-2 this season when leading after two periods, and 10-0-2 when doing so on the road.

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