The New York Rangers face the Detroit Red Wings on the road Saturday at 2 p.m.
According to STATS:
- The Rangers have lost each of their last two road games versus the Red Wings, and are 1-6-0-2 on the road versus Detroit since the start of the 2000 calendar year (their worst road record versus any opponent over that span). Over that span, New York has been outscored, 33-20, on the road versus Detroit.
- The Rangers won, 4-2, at Buffalo on Tuesday. New York took a 3-2 lead into the third period and is now 24-1-0 when leading after the second period, one of five teams with one or fewer losses when leading after the second period (entering the weekend; also Pittsburgh, Washington, New Jersey and Tampa Bay).
- The Red Wings beat the Jets at home, 3-2, on Thursday to snap their three-game losing streak. Detroit trailed by two goals before scoring three unanswered goals en route to the win. The Red Wings now have five comeback wins when trailing by at least two goals this season, tied with Dallas for the most such wins in the NHL (entering the weekend).
- Mats Zuccarello had one goal and two assists on Tuesday, his sixth game this season with at least three points. The last Rangers player with more three-point games in a single season was Marian Gaborik in 2009-10 (nine games).
- Derick Brassard had one goal and one assist on Tuesday, giving him 50 points on the season (his second consecutive season with at least 50 points). Brassard has recorded at least one point in each of his last three games, totaling two goals and two assists over that span.
- Rookie Dylan Larkin scored his 20th goal of the season on Thursday, giving him 20 goals and 20 assists. Prior to Larkin, the last Red Wings rookie with at least 20 goals and 20 assists was Henrik Zetterberg in 2002-03.