Rangers visit the Predators after Zibanejad's 2-goal game

New York Rangers (7-5-3, fourth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Nashville Predators (5-7-1, seventh in the Central Division)

Nashville, Tennessee; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The New York Rangers visit the Nashville Predators after Mika Zibanejad scored two goals in the Rangers' 8-2 win against the Detroit Red Wings.

Nashville has a 2-3-1 record in home games and a 5-7-1 record overall. The Predators have a -10 scoring differential, with 34 total goals scored and 44 given up.

New York has a 4-2-0 record in road games and a 7-5-3 record overall. The Rangers have a 6-1-0 record in games they score at least three goals.

Saturday's game is the third time these teams meet this season. The Predators won 1-0 in the last meeting.

TOP PERFORMERS: Mikael Granlund has one goal and nine assists for the Predators. Ryan Johansen has scored four goals with one assist over the last 10 games.

Artemi Panarin has five goals and 16 assists for the Rangers. Zibanejad has scored five goals with five assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Predators: 3-6-1, averaging 2.8 goals, 5.2 assists, 4.2 penalties and 9.9 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game.

Rangers: 4-4-2, averaging 2.8 goals, 5.1 assists, 3.3 penalties and 7.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game.

INJURIES: Predators: Mark Borowiecki: out (upper body).

Rangers: Ryan Lindgren: day to day (upper body).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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