BLUES vs. RANGERS
TV, radio: FSM, WXOS (101.1 FM).
When, where: 7 p.m. Saturday, Enterprise Center.
About the Rangers: After missing the playoffs the past two seasons, the Rangers have been around .500 all season — never more than two games below .500 and never more the four games above. In the NHL, that won’t get you to the postseason. At 21-18-4, New York is in seventh place in the Metropolitan Division and 11th overall in the Eastern Conference.
The Rangers have won their last two games — 5-3 over Colorado and 6-3 over New Jersey — with highly-regarded rookie goalie Igor Shesterkin making his first two NHL starts. But veteran Henrik Lundqvist, 37, is scheduled to start against the Blues. He’s 5-6-0 against them over his career, with a 2.14 goals-against average and .929 save percentage.
The Rangers score a lot of goals — 3.35 per game to rank eighth in the NHL. But they also give up a lot — 3.30 per game to rank 28th. Artemi Panarin entered the weekend sixth in the league in points (61) on 24 goals and 37 assists.