The New York Rangers face the Montreal Canadiens on the road on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET.
According to STATS:
- When the Canadiens last faced the Rangers in Montreal on Oct. 15, Montreal shut out New York, 3-0. The Canadiens have totaled seven home shutouts versus the Rangers since the start of the 2010 calendar year, the most by any team versus any single opponent over that span.
- The Rangers beat the Bruins, 5-2, at home on Wednesday, capitalizing on two of six power-play opportunities in the game. New York's six power-play opportunities were its most in a single game this season, and its two power-play goals matched a season high (done three other times).
- The Canadiens allowed the first four goals of the game in their 4-3 loss at Detroit on Thursday. Montreal scored all three of its goals in the third period, the third time this season that the Canadiens have scored three goals in a period and still lost the game (also October 29 at Edmonton and February 12 at Buffalo).
- Derek Stepan had one goal and two assists on Wednesday, his first three-point game this season after totaling six such games last season. Stepan has now totaled 11 points this March, his most in a month since recording 11 points in February 2015.
- J.T. Miller scored his 20th goal of the season on Wednesday, double his goal total from last season (10). New York is now 8-1-1 since Jan. 1 when Miller scores a goal, after going just 2-4-2 over the first three months of the season when Miller recorded a goal.
- Max Pacioretty scored his 25th goal of the season on Thursday, his third straight season with at least 25 goals. Prior to Pacioretty, the last Canadiens player with at least 25 goals in three consecutive seasons was Michael Ryder (three straight from 2003-04 to 2006-07; there was no 2004-05 season).