NHL On Tap: Rangers host Red Wings looking for point in 8th straight game

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NHL On Tap: Rangers host Red Wings looking for point in 8th straight game


Welcome to the NHL On Tap. Three NHL. com writers will share what they are most looking forward to on the schedule each day. Today, their choices from the 10 games Tuesday. Related: How to watch and stream NHL gamesRangers try to keep streak alive despite key absencesThe New York Rangers 8 2 1 will look to extend their point streak to eight games when they host the Detroit Red Wings 7:30 p. m. ET; MAX, TNT, SNP, SNO, SNE, SN1 https://www.hurricanesprostore.com/kieffer-bellows-jersey. The Rangers have not lost a game in regulation since they were defeated by the Nashville Predators 4 1 on Oct. 19, going 6 0 1 and outscoring opponents 23 12. Already without injured defenseman Adam Fox lower body and forward Filip Chytil upper body , New York goalie Igor Shesterkin is day to day because of minor soreness and won't dress against Detroit, leaving Jonathan Quick as the starter and Louis Domingue as the backup. Forward Barclay Goodrow rejoined the Rangers for practice Monday after missing the Wild game to be with his wife for the birth of their child. The Red Wings 7 4 1 ended the Boston Bruins' season opening 10 game point streak with a 5 4 victory at Little Caesars Arena on Saturday. They lead the NHL with 20 third period goals and their 45 total goals are tied with the Tampa Bay Lightning for fourth behind the Vancouver Canucks 54 , Vegas Golden Knights 49 and Los Angeles Kings 47. Mike Zeisberger, staff writerDevils look to end road trip on positive noteThe New Jersey Devils will look to win the third of a four game road trip when they visit the Colorado Avalanche at Ball Arena 10:30 p. m. ET; MAX, TNT, SNP, SNO, SNE, SN1. The Devils 7 3 1 have won four of five and are 2 1 0 on their Western Conference swing that concludes in Denver, but it won't come easy without forwards Nico Hischier upper body, day to day and Jack Hughes upper body, week to week. New Jersey forward Jesper Bratt is without a point in two straight games after getting 18 points seven goals, 11 assists in his first nine. Cale Makar has seven points one goal, six assists in his past six games for Colorado 7 3 0 and is tied for fifth among NHL defensemen with 11 points three goals, eight assists in 10 games. The Avalanche might be a bit agitated after a 7 0 loss at the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday, their third loss in four games. Mike G. Morreale, staff writer Red Wings, Rangers, Devils, Avs clash Tuesday on TNT Ducks showing their pluckIt's been a tough go in recent seasons for the Anaheim Ducks, who haven't qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs since 2017 18, but things are looking up early this season with the Ducks 7 4 0 trying for their seventh consecutive win when they play the Pittsburgh Penguins 4 6 0 at Honda Center 10 p. m. ET; SN PIT, BSSD, BSSC, TVAS. The Ducks have made things interesting during their run, coming back from a third period deficit in five of those games. Are they playing with fire? Probably, but let's see if they start getting more leads entering the third. Anaheim is scoring 3. 36 goals per game 12th in the NHL , a big improvement from a 2. 51 average that was 31st last season. The Penguins are coming off a 10 2 win against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday. Pittsburgh defenseman Erik Karlsson had two assists against his former team. Tracey Myers, staff writerTuesday gamesBuffalo Sabres at Carolina Hurricanes 7 p. m. ET; BSSO, MSG B The Sabres 6 6 0 are 3 1 0 in their past four games and expect Dylan Cozens to return after the center missed a 6 4 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday because of an undisclosed injury. Buffalo forward Tage Thompson has a goal in four consecutive road games since Oct. 24 five goals, eight points , tied for the longest such run in his NHL career set last season Cade Webber Jersey. Another goal will give him the longest road goal streak by a Sabres skater since Jason Pominville seven in 2006 07. The Hurricanes 7 5 0 are without goalie Frederik Andersen, who is out indefinitely because of a blood clotting issue. Jaroslav Halak was brought in on a free agent tryout. Tampa Bay Lightning at Montreal Canadiens 7 p. m. ET; RDS, TSN2, BSSUN This is the second of a back to back for the Lightning 5 3 4 , who lost 6 5 in overtime to the Maple Leafs on Monday. Nikita Kucherov has nine points three goals, six assists in his past two games. The Canadiens 5 4 2 are home after going 0 2 1 on a three game road trip. Cole Caufield leads Montreal with 11 points four goals, seven assists. Minnesota Wild at New York Islanders 7:30 p. m. ET; MSGSN, BSWI, BSN The Wild 4 5 2 ended a four game losing streak with a 5 4 shootout win against the Rangers on Saturday. The Islanders 5 2 3 are on a five game point streak 3 0 2 and have received strong goaltending. Ilya Sorokin is 3 1 0 with a 3. 12 GAA,. 911 save percentage and one shutout and backup Semyon Varlamov is 2 1 0 with a 1. 00 GAA,. 972 save percentage and two shutouts. Detroit Red Wings at New York Rangers 7:30 p. m. ET; MAX, TNT, SNP, SNO, SNE, SN1 Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin upper body will be a game time decision, coach Derek Lalonde said Monday. Detroit will welcome back forward Robby Fabbri lower body , whose lone game this season was Oct. 12. The Rangers have scored 12 power play goals in their first 11 games, tied for fifth in the NHL with the Hurricanes, who have played one more game. Winnipeg Jets at St. Louis Blues 8 p. m. ET; BSMW, TSN3 This is the end of a three game road trip for the Jets 5 4 2 , who are coming off a 5 3 win against the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday after losing three in a row 0 2 1. Winnipeg is struggling on special teams: 14. 3 percent on the power play tied for 23rd in the NHL and 69. 2 percent on the penalty kill 28th. The Blues 5 4 1 have scored 10 goals in two consecutive wins after getting 14 in their first eight. Seattle Kraken at Arizona Coyotes 9 p. m. ET; SCRIPPS, ROOT NW The Kraken 4 6 2 have won two of their past three and forward Jaden Schwartz is on a six game point streak three goals, five assists. Matias Maccelli is on an NHL career high eight game point streak one goal, eight assists for the Coyotes 5 5 1 , who are 3 2 0 at home this season. The forward can become the third player age 23 or younger with points in nine straight since the Coyotes relocated to Arizona in 1996 97 Barrett Hayton, nine last season; Clayton Keller, 10 in 2017 18. Nashville Predators at Calgary Flames 9 p. m. ET; SNW, BSSO The Predators 5 6 0 play the fourth of a five game road trip 1 2 0. Ryan OReilly's hat trick in Nashville's 5 2 win against the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday was the fifth of his NHL career. The Flames 3 7 1 ended a six game losing streak with a 6 3 victory against the Kraken on Saturday. Mikael Backlund has 20 multigoal games with Calgary. Only four players have more: Johnny Gaudreau 33 , Jarome Iginla 29 , Sean Monahan 24 and Matthew Tkachuk 23. Pittsburgh Penguins at Anaheim Ducks 10 p. m. ET; SN PIT, BSSD, BSSC, TVAS It's the 1,201st NHL game for Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, who had an assist in his milestone game. Evgeni Malkin seven goals, six assists and Jake Guentzel four goals, nine assists lead Pittsburgh with 13 points each. This is the third of a five game homestand for the Ducks. Forward Mason McTavish leads Anaheim with 13 points six goals, seven assists and has factored on each of its past three game winning goals two goals, one assist. He can become third player in Ducks history to have a point on a game winning goal in four straight games, joining Ryan Getzlaf 2015 16 and Teemu Selanne 2010 11. New Jersey Devils at Colorado Avalanche 10 p. m. ET; MAX, TNT, SNP, SNO, SNE, SN1 Colorado is 15 2 0, including 11 straight wins, when Mikko Rantanen, Nathan MacKinnon and Makar each get two points in the same game. Goalie Vitek Vanecek is expected to get his second straight start for the Devils. He's 3 0 0 with a Hurricanes Store. 914 save percentage in his past three starts after making 32 saves in a 4 2 victory at the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday. Philadelphia Flyers at San Jose Sharks 10:30 p. m. ET; NBSP, NBCSCA The Flyers 5 6 1 start a four game road trip and are 0 for 14 on the power play in their past four games. Travis Konecny leads them with 12 points nine goals, three assists. The Sharks 0 10 1 are off to the second worst start in NHL history after the 1943 44 Rangers 0 14 with one tie. They have given up 20 goals 10 apiece in their past two losses, to the Vancouver Canucks and Penguins.