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NYR TODAY Sun. 11/6: Game Day Preview, Alumni Birthdays, Today in NYR History

NEW YORK RANGERS GAME DAY PREVIEW


NEW YORK RANGERS (9-3-0) VS WINNIPEG JETS (5-6-1)
Madison Square Garden, NYC 7:00 PM. TV: MSG NETWORK, RADIO: WEPN 1050 AM

The New York Rangers will go for their fifth straight win and eighth in nine games tonight when they host the Winnipeg Jets at Madison Square Garden.

The Rangers are also looking to extend another streak, having scored five goals in four straight games and in five of the last six games.

Henrik Lundqvist will get the start for the Rangers in net tonight.

Michael Grabner leads the Rangers in Goals with 7 and is tied for 2nd in the league trailing behind Sidney Crosby for the lead by one and leads the league in even strength goals with 7.

Kevin Hayes, J.T. Miller, Grabner and Nick Holden are all tied for 2nd place in the League plus minus rating with a plus 11.

Derek Stepan and Ryan McDonagh with 9 each lead the Rangers in assists and are also tied for second in the league.

NYR TEAM LEADERS:
GOALS: MICHAEL GRABNER 7
ASSISTS: RYAN McDONAGH, DEREK STEPAN 9
POINTS: J.T. MILLER 12
FACE OFF%: MICHAEL GRABNER 66.67%

NYR TEAM STATS
2nd Overall NHL
1st Metropolitan Division
POINTS: 18 (Rank #2)
WIN%: 0.750 (Rank #2)
GOALS FOR: 50 (Rank #1)
GOALS AGAINST: 27 (Rank #6)
POWER PLAY GOALS: 10 (Rank #6)
SHORT HANDED GOALS: 2 (Rank #4)
EMPTY NET GOALS: 4
POWER PLAY GOALS AGAINST: 6 (Rank #9 T)
POWER PLAY RANK: 22.73 (Rank #8)
PENALTY KILL: 82.35 (Rank #13)
SHUTOUTS: 1

NYR Alumni Birthdays November 6: 


Steve Andrascik RW (1972 Playoffs) Al Langlois D (1961-1964)

Today in NYR History November 6:


1995: Mark Messier tallies his 500th career goal in a 4-2 win over the Calgary Flames at MSG. Messier’s 500th goal also completed a hat trick in the game.


2008: Chris Drury records his only hat trick as a Ranger in a 5-2 Blueshirts victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning at MSG. 


2011: Martin Biron records his first shutout as a Ranger, stopping 23 shots in a 3-0 win over the Winnipeg Jets at MSG.   

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