Posted 2019-03-19 4:22 PM (#722885) Subject: Game 73: Detroit Red Wings @ New York Rangers 3/19/19 - 7pm - MSG
RED WINGS (25-37-10) at RANGERS (28-31-13)
7 p.m. ET; MSG, FS-D, NHL.TV
Henrik Lundqvist can become the sixth goalie in NHL history to win 450 games when the New York Rangers play the Detroit Red Wings at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday.
Lundqvist is sixth on the all-time wins list with 449, five from tying Curtis Joseph for fifth place.
The Rangers have lost four in a row (0-3-1) and have one win in 11 games (1-5-5) since Feb. 24.
The Red Wings defeated the New York Islanders 2-1 on Saturday for their second win in 14 games since Feb. 16 (2-9-3). Detroit has been eliminated from Stanley Cup Playoff contention.
Players to watch
Pavel Buchnevich, who scored a breakaway goal on Saturday in Minnesota, played one of his more dynamic games this season on March 9 against the Red Wings, scoring twice on a season-high five shots on goal. Buchnevich has scored four times in the last eight games.
Rangers centerMika Zibanejadneeds two goals to reach 30 in a season for the first time in his NHL career.
Tyler Bertuzzi scored in the teams' March 7 meeting, when he played a career-high 20:31, and might have had a hat trick if not for one crossbar and one Henrik Lundqvist theft on a 2-on-none.
Red Wings forward Andreas Athanasiou scored both goals in the win against the Islanders. He has four points (two goals, two assists) in two games against the Rangers this season.
They said it
"We've got to keep getting better as individuals and keep getting better as a team. We want to be better than where we're at today and in order to do that you need to get better." -- Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill
"We've really slipped defensively. That's a thing to me that's a little bit bothersome. Structurally we haven't been as sound as we were and there's a lot of running around in our end. We've just got to clean that up. I get the feeling we're trying to do too much." -- Rangers coach David Quinn
Taro Hirose will become the eighth Red Wing to make his NHL debut this season, and the third in the last three weeks, after 2018 No. 6 pick Pavel Zadina (Feb. 24) and Princeton's Ryan Kuffner (on Saturday). The Red Wings signed Hirose as a college free agent out of Michigan State on March 12. He led the NCAA with 50 points (15 goals, 35 assists) as a junior this season.
Lettieri and Gilmour were recalled from Hartford of the American Hockey League on Monday. Gilmour would be making his season debut. He leads AHL defenseman with 53 points (20 goals, 33 assists). He also established Hartford's single-season record for goals by a defenseman. Lettieri has no points in 18 games with the Rangers this season. He has 46 points (23 goals, 23 assists) in 44 games with Hartford.
Mika Zibanejad's goal on Saturday was his 151st point as a Ranger, equaling his total in four-plus seasons with Ottawa. He reached the number in his 200th game in a Blueshirt, after 281 games as a Senator.
The Rangers are 10-2-6 in their last 18 games against Detroit, dating to March 2012.
Over that span, Henrik Lundqvist is 7-1-5 with a 1.48 GAA and .942 save percentage against the Wings. He has four shutouts in 17 career games against them.
Dylan Larkin (27 goals) and Andreas Athanasiou (26) pace Detroit in goal scoring; no Red Wing has scored 30 goals since four different Wings did it in 2008-09.
Athanasiou has 44 points this season (26-18--44, all career bests), including 2-2--4 in two games against the Rangers. Half of his 26 goals have come in the third period or overtime.
Jimmy Howard is 2-0 with a 1.85 GAA and .938 save percentage vs. the Rangers this season. His career line against his childhood team: 9-3-3, 1.75, .948.
Posted 2019-03-20 8:07 AM (#722998 - in reply to #722995) Subject: Re: Game 73: Detroit Red Wings @ New York Rangers 3/19/19 - 7pm - MSG
concust - 2019-03-20 7:22 AM
x10003q - 2019-03-19 8:20 PM
LeetchyMrRanger - 2019-03-19 9:11 PM
Rangerjunkie - 2019-03-19 6:40 PM
Anyone notice Kreider tonight?
He called it a season for a while now.
lack of Zuc feeding the line and teams not having to play against hayes has reduced Kreider's ability to score
He's been playing hurt for over a month now, well known injury.
Why would they keep injured players in the lineup this season? Fast hasn't practiced in weeks yet he's been playing. You'd think he's a starting QB the way they've treated him instead of a mediocre 4th line hockey forward.
Posted 2019-03-20 9:58 AM (#723000 - in reply to #722885) Subject: Re: Game 73: Detroit Red Wings @ New York Rangers 3/19/19 - 7pm - MSG
The injury is "said" to be a hamstring....He has shown bursts of speed this past month with quite a few breakaways, he just happens to have hands of stone. If the hamstring injury is real, why hasn't there been any precautionary scratches? And, if the injury was affecting his play, DQ said nothing about it when he moved him to the 4th line just that Kreider needed to play better...