Rangers bring losing streak into matchup with the Capitals
New York Rangers (33-16-9, third in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Washington Capitals (28-26-6, sixth in the Metropolitan Division)
Washington; Saturday, 1 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The New York Rangers come into the matchup against the Washington Capitals after losing three straight games.
Washington has gone 28-26-6 overall with a 9-6-1 record against the Metropolitan Division. The Capitals have allowed 175 goals while scoring 177 for a +2 scoring differential.
New York is 33-16-9 overall and 7-6-1 against the Metropolitan Division. The Rangers are 29-3-1 in games they score three or more goals.
The matchup Saturday is the second time these teams play this season. The Capitals won 4-0 in the previous meeting.
TOP PERFORMERS: Evgeny Kuznetsov has nine goals and 36 assists for the Capitals. Erik Gustafsson has eight assists over the last 10 games.
Adam Fox has 10 goals and 43 assists for the Rangers. Mika Zibanejad has eight goals and three assists over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Capitals: 3-7-0, averaging 1.9 goals, 3.2 assists, 3.7 penalties and 8.3 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game.
Rangers: 7-2-1, averaging 3.9 goals, six assists, 3.4 penalties and 8.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game.
INJURIES: Capitals: Carl Hagelin: out (hip), John Carlson: out (face), Anthony Mantha: out (upper body), Connor Brown: out (lower body).
Rangers: None listed.
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.