The New York Rangers look to continue their road point streak as they visit the Edmonton Oilers Friday night.
New York Rangers: 6-2-2 (14 Pts.
Edmonton Oilers: 8-1 (16 Pts.)
Venue: Rogers Place
Television: MSG Networks
The New York Rangers will need a strong game plan to keep the road points streak alive tonight as they face-off against the Oilers tonight in the first of two meetings this season.
They are through their first 10 games of the season, recording a 6-2-2 record for 14 points, their best start since the 2016-17 season.
Artemi Panarin is currently riding a three-game point-streak (1G-5A) and has recorded points in seven of 10 games this season. Panarin has secured a multi-point game in two of his last three games. Since Panarin entered the NHL in 2015-16, only six players have registered more multi-point games than Panarin’s 13.
The Rangers have earned at least one point in six of seven road games (5-1-1) this season. The Rangers are tied with Calgary for the most road wins in the NHL.
Tonight, New York will begin its second set of 15 back-to-backs. The Rangers are 0-1-1 in back-to-backs this season with the second game of the first set was an overtime loss to Dallas on October 14. Last season, New York had seven back-to-backs (2-5-0 first game, 4-3-0 second game). The Rangers had 13 back-to-back sets during the 2019-20 season and 11 back-to-back sets in both 2018-19 and 2017-18.
Oilers leading Scorers
Leon Draisaitl goals (9) and points (20).
Ryan Nugent- Hopkins 13 assists.
Connor McDavid – 9 goals with 19 points.
Points: A. Fox (11); A. Panarin (10); C. Kreider (8)
Goals: C. Kreider (7); A. Lafrenière (3); B. Goodrow (3)
Assists: A. Fox (9); A. Panarin (8); M. Zibanejad (6)
PP Goals: C. Kreider (5); A. Panarin (1); M. Zibanejad (1)
GW Goals: A. Lafrenière (2); B. Goodrow (1); A. Fox (1)
Edmonton PP: 46.4% (1st) PK: 88.9% (5th).
New York PP: 19.4% (20th) PK: 86.1% (8th).
During practice yesterday, the Rangers used the following line combinations;
**Reaves will be a game time decision.
RANGERS VS. OILERS
All-Time: 33-33-9-3 (15-18-6-1 at home; 18-15-3-2 on the road)
The Rangers have one point in their last three games against the Oilers dating back to March 11, 2019. From Dec. 15, 2015-March 3, 2018, New York won five straight games against Edmonton.
Tonight, Dryden Hunt is set to play his 100 career game in the NHL. He has split the previous 99 games between Florida (63 GP), Arizona (26 GP), and New York (10 GP). Hunt has recorded six goals and 18 assists for 24 points in 99 games.
• 1 goal from passing Phil Esposito (184) for the 15th most goals scored in franchise history.
• 1 PPG from passing Andy Hebenton (63) for the 11 most in franchise history
• 1 goal from passing Bill Fairbairn (138) for 31 on Ranger all-time scoring list
• 1 SHG will tie in the franchise’s top 10 for most shorthanded goals by a Rangers player• 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.
Kevin Lowe’s #4 to be raised to the rafters
The Oilers will retire Kevin Lowes number 4 in a pre-game ceremony. Lowe played four seasons with the Rangers, helping them win the Stanley Cup in 1994.