New York Rangers
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The New York Rangers take on the Detroit Red Wings in an original six battle Thursday night. They’ll look to snap a five-game losing streak.

Frank Curto

New York Rangers: 27-28-11, 65 PTS
Detroit Red Wings: 23-33-10, 56 PTS
Television: MSG Network, 7:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, MI

The New York Rangers hit Hockeytown on Thursday night as they take on the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena. The Blueshirts are coming off a 1-0 loss to the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night.

The Rangers are winless in their last five games with all five losses decided by one goal and four of the losses occurring in the overtime/shootout periods. Thirty-six of the Rangers’ 66 games have been decided by one goal, most in the NHL. Nine others were one-goal games until an empty-netter was scored.

New York Rangers

The Rangers are 10-2-5 in their last 17 games vs. Detroit. In the last 13 games played between Detroit and the Rangers, 12 have been one-goal games.

Projected Lineups

At practice in Dallas on Wednesday, Jesper Fast was missing for a maintenance day and Marc Staal did not attend because of the flu. His status for Thursday’s game will be a game-time decision.

Kreider-Zibanejad-Vesey
Namestnikov-Strome-Fast
Lemieux-Howden-Buchnevich
Smith-Nieves-Andersson/Chytil

Claesson-DeAngelo
Skjei-Shattenkirk
Hajek-Pionk

Lundqvist

Henrik Lundqvist will make his 850th career NHL appearance with Thursday night’s start in Detroit. This will make him only the third goaltender in NHL history to appear in at least 850 games for one team (Martin Brodeur, Tony Esposito).

Following their game in Detroit, the team will fly back to New York and play the New Jersey Devils on Saturday evening at Madison Square Garden.

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