New York Rangers
Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

For the second time in four days the Rangers will face the Blackhawks — this time in Chicago.

The New York Rangers are one of the hottest teams in the NHL. They have won 10 of their last 11 games, including a Saturday evening win over the Blackhawks. They now travel to Chicago to face them again, this time at the United Center.

For Chicago, Marc-André Fleury will play his 900th career regular-season game tonight in hopes of picking up his 500th career victory — two numbers that bolster his future Hall of Fame candidacy.

The matchup features the two Strome brothers and two good friends: Chicago’s Patrick Kane and the Rangers’ Artemi Panarin. They skated on a line together and found tremendous success when Panarin initially came over to the NHL and have remained friends.

Goaltending Matchup

Chicago: Marc-André Fleury
Last 4 Stars: 2-2-0, .918 sv pct


New York: Alexandar Georgiev
Last 4 Games: 2-0-0, .889 sv pct

Chicago Players to Watch

Brandon Hagel, LW
Last 5 Games: 2 G, 1 A, 3 Pts

Alex DeBrincat, LW
Last 5 Games: 3 G, 2 A, 5 Pts

Seth Jones, D
Last 5 Games: 1 G, 6 A, 7 Pts

Rangers Players to Watch

Adam Fox, D
Last 5 Games: 1 G, 6 A, 7 Pts

Artemi Panarin, LW
Last 5 Games: 3 G, 4 A, 7 Pts — 3 GWG

Mika Zibanejad, C
Last 5 Games: 0 G, 3 A, 3 Pts

 

 

Tab has written about MLB, the NHL and the NFL for more than a decade for publications including The Fourth Period, Bleacher Report and La Vida Baseball. He is the author of two books about the Chicago Blackhawks and has been credentialed for the MLB All-Star Game and postseason and multiple Stanley Cup Finals. He is the co-host of the Line Drive Radio podcast.