The New York Rangers, who have won just twice in their last nine games, face the Calgary Flames on the road at 10 p.m.
According to STATS...
- Calgary defeated Buffalo, 4-3, at Scotiabank Saddledome on Thursday night, and has now won a season-high four straight games overall. The Flames have netted 4+ regulation/overtime goals in each of their last three contests (scored 4+ times just three times in their first 25 games of 2015-16).
- The Rangers defeated the Flames, 4-1, in the clubs' first meeting of the season on Oct. 25 at Madison Square Garden. Dating to the beginning of 2014-15, New York won three straight games vs. Calgary, outscoring the Flames by a combined 10-3 in those victories.
- Kevin Hayes enters play this weekend on a four-game pointless streak. Including a helper in these clubs' first game of the season, Hayes has tallied one point in each of his first three career skates vs. the Flames (1g, 2a in those games).
- Sean Monahan lit the lamp twice Thursday night, earning first-star accolades, and giving him seven points (3g, 4a) during his current four-game scoring streak. Monahan has three points (1g, 2a) in five career skates against the Blueshirts.