DETROIT -- The New York Rangers and Detroit Red Wings are both rebuilding but have played well in their past few games.
Detroit hosts New York Friday night at Little Caesars Arena at 7:30.
The Rangers (7-7-1) have won four straight and the Red Wings (5-8-2) have four victories in their past five games. Also each team won Tuesday night after trailing by two in the second period. New York beat Montreal 5-3 at Madison Square Garden and Detroit defeated Vancouver 3-2 in a shootout at LCA.
The Rangers trailed the Canadiens 3-1 with less than three minutes left in the second, but defenseman Tony De Angelo scored late in the middle period and right winger Pavel Buchnevich, defenseman Neal Pionk and center Mika Zibanejad (short-handed) scored in the third.
"They definitely had the momentum ... we were able to reset going into the third," defenseman Marc Staal said.
That was also New York's second consecutive win after winning twice in California. Because of the time difference, teams usually struggle in their first game or two back from a west coast trip. The Rangers won 3-2 in a shootout in Anaheim last Thursday night.
"I love how we responded coming back from the trip and we win two hockey games here," Rangers coach David Quinn said. "It says a lot."
Said Staal: "We're on a bit of a roll. With wins comes confidence, finishing games." >> READ MORE
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