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Preview: Blues vs. New York Rangers

Preview: Blues vs. New York Rangers

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DeAngelo, Panarin lead Rangers past Devils 6-3

New York Rangers center Mika Zibanejad (93), defenseman Tony DeAngelo (77) and and left wing Artemi Panarin (10) celebrate DeAngelo's hat trick during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)


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.

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