|1||DETROIT||+125||Ov 5.5,-115||+125||Ov 5.5,-115|
|2||NY RANGERS||-145||Un 5.5,-105||-145||Un 5.5,-105|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||11-24-0||-3.8||11-24||-3.8||19-16||2.6||29.7||3.7||34.1|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-2.1||1-4||-2.1||2-3||2.0||22.8||3.6||38.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||72||195||51||62||72||10||8||2110||9.2%||196||32||16.3%||320|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||35||92||23||28||37||4||4||1041||8.8%||95||20||21.1%||159|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||10||3||4||3||0||0||114||8.8%||15||2||13.3%||15|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||247||58||91||88||10||20||2399||10.3%||216||49||22.7%||420|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||128||31||43||49||5||9||1195||10.7%||114||22||19.3%||223|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||18||5||4||9||0||1||193||9.3%||14||4||28.6%||35|
|JONATHAN BERNIER (All Games)||32||27||940||848||90.2%||0||7-20||-7.4||7-20-0||-7||12-14|
|JONATHAN BERNIER (Road Games)||21||19||659||592||89.8%||0||5-14||-4.6||5-14-0||-4||10-9|
|JONATHAN BERNIER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||144||134||93.1%||0||1-3||-1.1||1-3-0||-1||1-3|
|JIMMY HOWARD (All Games)||47||45||1444||1309||90.7%||0||18-27||-3.6||18-27-0||-2||22-22|
|JIMMY HOWARD (Road Games)||17||16||529||477||90.2%||0||6-10||+0.8||6-10-0||+1||9-7|
|JIMMY HOWARD (Last 4 Games)||4||4||160||144||90.0%||0||1-3||-2||1-3-0||-2||2-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||17-19-0||-1.8||17-19||-1.8||16-18||2.9||30.2||2.8||31.2|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-3||1-4||-3||1-2||2.0||29.2||3.8||32.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||72||202||58||60||77||7||15||2097||9.6%||205||39||19.0%||330|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||36||105||32||30||40||3||10||1088||9.7%||109||20||18.3%||174|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||10||2||2||6||0||1||146||6.8%||15||1||6.7%||16|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||241||64||81||83||13||20||2403||10.0%||232||50||21.6%||398|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||100||26||32||34||8||9||1122||8.9%||101||19||18.8%||163|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||19||7||6||5||1||2||163||11.7%||16||4||25.0%||32|
|ALEXANDAR GEORGIEV (All Games)||27||24||821||743||90.5%||2||10-14||-1.1||10-14-0||-2||13-9|
|ALEXANDAR GEORGIEV (Home Games)||11||10||311||290||93.2%||1||6-4||+2.8||6-4-0||+2||5-5|
|ALEXANDAR GEORGIEV (Last 4 Games)||4||4||136||125||91.9%||1||0-4||-4||0-4-0||-4||0-3|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (All Games)||48||48||1566||1423||90.9%||2||18-30||-7||18-30-0||-6||22-24|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Home Games)||26||26||805||735||91.3%||0||11-15||-4.6||11-15-0||-5||11-13|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Last 4 Games)||4||4||141||130||92.2%||0||1-3||-2.2||1-3-0||-2||1-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: DETROIT 3.19, NY RANGERS 3.2|
|2/20/2019||CHICAGO||4-5||L||0, -125||L||6.5 ov||O|
|2/22/2019||MINNESOTA||2-3||L||0, -110||L||5.5 ov||U|
|2/24/2019||SAN JOSE||3-5||L||0, +180||L||6.5 ov||O|
|2/26/2019||MONTREAL||1-8||L||0, +105||L||6 un||O|
|3/2/2019||at ARIZONA||1-3||L||0, +175||L||5.5 ov||U|
|3/5/2019||at COLORADO||3-4||L||0, +210||L||6.5 ev||O|
|3/7/2019||NY RANGERS||3-2||W||0, -105||W||5.5 ov||U|
|3/9/2019||at TAMPA BAY||2-3||L||0, +375||L||6.5 ov||U|
|3/10/2019||at FLORIDA||1-6||L||0, +190||L||6.5 un||O|
|3/12/2019||at MONTREAL||1-3||L||0, +285||L||5.5 ov||U|
|3/14/2019||TAMPA BAY||4-5||L||0, +300||L||6.5 ov||O|
|3/16/2019||NY ISLANDERS||2-1||W||0, +190||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/19/2019||at NY RANGERS|| |
|3/21/2019||at ST LOUIS|| |
|3/23/2019||at VEGAS|| |
|3/25/2019||at SAN JOSE|| |
|3/28/2019||at BUFFALO|| |
|3/29/2019||NEW JERSEY|| |
|2/21/2019||MINNESOTA||1-4||L||0, -115||L||6 un||U|
|2/23/2019||NEW JERSEY||5-2||W||0, -130||W||6 ev||O|
|2/24/2019||at WASHINGTON||5-6||L||0, +180||L||6.5 un||O|
|2/27/2019||TAMPA BAY||3-4||L||0, +200||L||6.5 ov||O|
|3/1/2019||MONTREAL||2-4||L||0, +105||L||6 un||P|
|3/3/2019||WASHINGTON||2-3||L||0, +130||L||6.5 ov||U|
|3/5/2019||at DALLAS||0-1||L||0, +170||L||5.5 ev||U|
|3/7/2019||at DETROIT||2-3||L||0, -115||L||5.5 ov||U|
|3/9/2019||NEW JERSEY||4-2||W||0, -175||W||6 un||P|
|3/11/2019||at EDMONTON||2-3||L||0, +140||L||6 un||U|
|3/13/2019||at VANCOUVER||1-4||L||0, +105||L||5.5 ov||U|
|3/15/2019||at CALGARY||1-5||L||0, +255||L||6 ov||P|
|3/16/2019||at MINNESOTA||2-5||L||0, +195||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/23/2019||at TORONTO|| |
|3/27/2019||at BOSTON|| |
|3/29/2019||ST LOUIS|| |
|DETROIT: LAST SEASON: 30-39-13, 73 points. Fifth place in Atlantic Division.
COACH: Jeff Blashill (104-105-37, fourth NHL season).
ADDED: F Thomas Vanek, G Jonathan Bernier, F Filip Zadina, assistant
COACH Dan Bylsma.
LOST: F Henrik Zetterberg.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Dylan Larkin. The 22-year-old center was given a $30.5 million, five-year contract to lead the franchise on and off the ice. Larkin led the team with 47 assists and 63 points, surpassing the career highs he set as a rookie two years ago. Without Zetterberg, he will have to do even more this season.
OUTLOOK: The rebuilding Red Wings will likely miss the playoffs for a third straight year, their longest drought since 1979-83. Zetterberg's career-ending back injury was a hit for a franchise that simply can't replace him this season. Larkin, Anthony Mantha and Andreas Athanasiou, all of whom signed multiyear deals last summer, provide some hope as young, talented forwards. Goaltender Jimmy Howard should be able to keep games close, but a shaky defense and lack of quality depth will be tough to overcome.
|NY RANGERS: LAST SEASON: 34-39-9, 77 points. Eighth in Metropolitan Division.
COACH: David Quinn (first season, first NHL season).
ADDED: D Adam McQuaid, G Marek Mazanec, G Dustin Tokarski, D Fredrik Claesson.
LOST: G Ondrej Pavelec, D Steven Kampfer, C David Desharnis.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Henrik Lundqvist. The veteran goalie, who turns 37 in March, is coming off a 26-26-7 season with a 2.98 goals-against average ' the highest of his career. It was also just the second time he finished with fewer than 30 wins; the other was the lockout-shortened 2012-13, when he was 24-16-3. With a little more than a week to go before the start of the season, the competition for his backup is still undecided between Alexandar Georgiev, Mazanec and Tokarski. Quinn said neither he nor Lundqvist has a target number of games in mind for the veteran.
OUTLOOK: After being perennially expected to compete for the Stanley Cup, the Rangers missed the playoffs for the first time in eight years. The team is rebuilding after dealing several veteran stars in a youth movement at the trade deadline last winter. Quinn was hired from Boston University to lead a youthful team that has some veterans remaining. The Rangers hope to stay healthier after a season in which key players dealt with injuries, including Kevin Shattenkirk, Chris Kreider, Mika Zibanejad.
|Lottery-bound Red Wings, Rangers to face off|
In the last month, wins are difficult to come by for the Detroit Red Wings and New York Rangers, and one of the lottery-bound teams will get two points Tuesday when the Red Wings visit the Rangers.
Detroit's 60 points are second-fewest in the Eastern Conference and the Red Wings are 2-9-3 in their last 14 games, with both wins coming against New York teams.
Detroit snapped an eight-game skid March 7 with a 3-2 shootout win over the Rangers, then lost four straight before a 2-1 home victory over the Islanders on Saturday.
"That's why we play hockey, to win games," Detroit goaltender Jonathan Bernier told reporters. "When you see all the guys in this room, they're winners and every hockey player in this league wants to win."
Andreas Athanasiou scored twice in a game the Red Wings were outshot 42-22. Athanasiou has a career-high 26 goals -- including nine in his past 16 games -- amid the possibility of him netting 30.
"It's definitely a good milestone," Athanasiou said after playing his eighth game at center. "If I could do that, that would feel good. It'd feel better if it comes with wins."
Detroit faces seven teams in playoff contention the rest of the way, including contenders St. Louis, Vegas and San Jose in the next three games after Tuesday. Detroit seeks consecutive wins for the first time since Feb. 12-14 and will attempt to break a six-game road losing streak (0-4-2).
New York's 69 points are fourth-fewest in the East. Since a 2-1 win in Carolina a month ago, the Rangers have lost 11 of 13 (2-6-5), a stretch that coincides with scoring slumps by Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider before and after the trades of Mats Zuccarello and Kevin Hayes.
Zibanejad leads the Rangers with 28 goals but has one goal in his last nine games and two tallies in his last 14. Kreider is second on the Rangers with 26 goals but has not scored in 10 games and has two goals in his last 20.
The Rangers are returning from a lopsided 0-3-1 road trip against Western Conference opponents. New York opened the trip with a 3-2 overtime loss in Edmonton, but got outscored 14-4 in subsequent losses to Vancouver, Calgary, and Minnesota.
After Friday's 5-1 loss at Calgary, coach David Quinn cited his team's lack of effort for causing some of the goals. Following a 5-2 loss in Minnesota Saturday night, Quinn thought the effort was slightly improved but did not mince words when criticizing his team's struggling power play.
The Rangers took one shot on their two power plays Saturday and have one power-play goal in their last 25 opportunities.
"We've gotta get way more of an attack mentality to our power play," Quinn told reporters. "We get a puck and we're looking to see, 'OK, what are we going to do with it?' instead of knowing what we're going to do with it before we get it. It's something we got to address.
"Obviously after (Friday night), we have to address a lot of things the way we played."
--Field Level Media
|Last Updated: 4/24/2019 9:55:28 PM EST|