Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers
(Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

The New York Rangers are in British Columbia, Canada as they prepare to take on the Vancouver Canucks Wednesday night.

Frank Curto

  • New York Rangers 28-28-13 (69 points)
  • Vancouver Canucks 28-32-9 (65 points)
  • Television: MSG Network, 10:00 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC

The New York Rangers head to Vancouver for their second game of a difficult four-game Western Conference road trip on Wednesday night. The Blueshirts lost their last game in Edmonton on Monday, 3-2, in OT. The Rangers were able to salvage a point, rallying from an early 2-0 first-period deficit.

Two of the Rangers last three games, five of their last eight, and 20 of 69 this season have been decided in either overtime or a shootout. The Blueshirts are one of four NHL teams that have played 20 or more games decided after regulation this season.

Newly acquired Brendan Lemieux was involved in both of the Rangers goals on Monday. To be more accurate, Lemieux had the Gordie Howe hat trick by scoring the first goal of the game for New York, assisting on the second, and fighting in the loss to the Oilers.

Rookie goalie Alexandar Georgiev is still suffering from a minor injury in which he took an errant stick to the side of the head from teammate Fredrik Claesson on Monday. Henrik Lundqvist is expected to start in Vancouver, which will be his 47th of the year.

The Rangers only had eight players participate in practice on Tuesday. Lias Andersson, Filip Chytil, Boo Nieves, Jimmy Vesey, Brett Howden, Brendan Lemieux, Connor Brickley, and Anthony DeAngelo skated with both goalies.

Following their game in Edmonton, the Rangers will have back-to-back contests, at Calgary on Friday night and at Minnesota on Saturday.

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A graduate of St. John's University class of '91. I have been a fan of the New York Rangers since the days of Peter Puck. Founder of Ranger Proud, the Facebook page that covers all news, notes, pre /post-game stats, and player quotes. I can be reached at Nyrfc12@gmail.com