Canadiens take on the Rangers on losing streak
Wed, Mar 8, 2023
NHL News (AP)
New York Rangers (35-19-9, third in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Montreal Canadiens (26-33-5, eighth in the Atlantic Division)
Montreal, Quebec; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Montreal Canadiens take on the New York Rangers as losers of four games in a row.
Montreal has a 14-15-2 record in home games and a 26-33-5 record overall. The Canadiens have allowed 228 goals while scoring 172 for a -56 scoring differential.
New York has a 35-19-9 record overall and an 18-8-5 record in road games. The Rangers have conceded 177 goals while scoring 206 for a +29 scoring differential.
The matchup Thursday is the third time these teams square off this season. The Rangers won 4-1 in the last meeting. Alexis Lafreniere led the Rangers with two goals.
TOP PERFORMERS: Nicholas Suzuki has 21 goals and 28 assists for the Canadiens. Josh Anderson has scored three goals and added two assists over the past 10 games.
Filip Chytil has scored 19 goals with 18 assists for the Rangers. Chris Kreider has six goals and two assists over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Canadiens: 3-6-1, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.6 assists, 2.7 penalties and 6.3 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game.
Rangers: 4-5-1, averaging three goals, 4.9 assists, 3.5 penalties and 8.5 penalty minutes while giving up 3.7 goals per game.
INJURIES: Canadiens: Sean Monahan: out (foot), Kaiden Guhle: day to day (upper body), Brendan Gallagher: out (lower body), Carey Price: out (knee), Juraj Slafkovsky: out (lower-body), Kirby Dach: out (lower body), Arber Xhekaj: out for season (upper-body), Chris Wideman: out (upper body), Paul Byron: out (hip), Justin Barron: day to day (upper body), Cole Caufield: out for season (shoulder), Joel Armia: out (illness), Jake Evans: out (lower-body).
Rangers: Ryan Lindgren: day to day (upper body), Tyler Motte: day to day (upper body).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.