New York Rangers (31-14-8, third in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Vancouver Canucks (21-28-4, sixth in the Pacific Division)
Vancouver, British Columbia; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The New York Rangers will try to keep their five-game win streak alive when they visit the Vancouver Canucks.
Vancouver has a 10-14-1 record in home games and a 21-28-4 record overall. The Canucks have a 21-8-4 record in games they score three or more goals.
New York has a 31-14-8 record overall and a 15-5-4 record on the road. The Rangers have a 15-3-1 record in games they convert at least one power play.
Wednesday’s game is the second time these teams match up this season. The Rangers won 4-3 in the last meeting. Artemi Panarin led the Rangers with four goals.
TOP PERFORMERS: Andrei Kuzmenko has scored 22 goals with 22 assists for the Canucks. Elias Pettersson has seven goals and five assists over the last 10 games.
Mika Zibanejad has 27 goals and 28 assists for the Rangers. Panarin has five goals and eight assists over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Canucks: 3-6-1, averaging three goals, 5.4 assists, 3.7 penalties and 8.3 penalty minutes while giving up 4.2 goals per game.
Rangers: 7-2-1, averaging 3.8 goals, 6.4 assists, 3.2 penalties and 7.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game.
INJURIES: Canucks: Jack Studnicka: day to day (illness), William Lockwood: out (undisclosed), Thatcher Demko: out (lower-body), Ilya Mikheyev: out for season (knee), Tanner Pearson: out for season (hand), Tucker Poolman: out (undisclosed).
Rangers: None listed.
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