Rangers face the Blackhawks, aim for 6th straight win

Chicago Blackhawks (8-12-2, seventh in the Central) vs. New York Rangers (15-4-3, second in the Metropolitan)

New York; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST

LINE: Rangers -184, Blackhawks +154; over/under is 6

BOTTOM LINE: New York seeks to keep its five-game win streak alive when the Rangers take on Chicago.

The Rangers have gone 7-1-1 in home games. New York has scored 64 goals and is eighth in the Eastern Conference averaging 2.9 goals per game. Chris Kreider leads the team with 16.

The Blackhawks have gone 3-7-1 away from home. Chicago is last in the Western Conference shooting 28.0 shots per game.

The teams meet Saturday for the first time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Adam Fox leads the Rangers with 19 assists and has 23 points this season. Mika Zibanejad has eight assists over the last 10 games for New York.

Patrick Kane has 19 total points while scoring six goals and totaling 13 assists for the Blackhawks. Alex DeBrincat has seven goals over the last 10 games for Chicago.

LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 9-1-0, averaging 3.5 goals, 5.8 assists, 3.6 penalties and 10 penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 goals per game with a .933 save percentage.

Blackhawks: 7-3-0, averaging 2.1 goals, 3.7 assists, 2.6 penalties and 6.1 penalty minutes while allowing two goals per game with a .934 save percentage.

INJURIES: Rangers: None listed.

Blackhawks: None listed.


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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