Red Wings host the Rangers after Suter's 2-goal game
New York Rangers (33-15-9, third in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Detroit Red Wings (27-21-8, fifth in the Atlantic Division)
Detroit; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Detroit Red Wings host the New York Rangers after Pius Suter's two-goal game against the Washington Capitals in the Red Wings' 3-1 win.
Detroit is 27-21-8 overall and 14-11-3 in home games. The Red Wings have gone 7-9-2 when they commit more penalties than their opponent.
New York has a 17-5-5 record on the road and a 33-15-9 record overall. The Rangers have given up 154 goals while scoring 189 for a +35 scoring differential.
The matchup Thursday is the third time these teams meet this season. The Red Wings won 3-2 in overtime in the previous meeting. Suter led the Red Wings with two goals.
TOP PERFORMERS: Dominik Kubalik has 16 goals and 20 assists for the Red Wings. Dylan Larkin has seven goals and seven assists over the last 10 games.
Artemi Panarin has 18 goals and 47 assists for the Rangers. Mika Zibanejad has scored eight goals and added three assists over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Red Wings: 7-3-0, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.6 assists, 3.8 penalties and 9.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game.
Rangers: 7-1-2, averaging four goals, 6.2 assists, 3.1 penalties and 7.7 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game.
INJURIES: Red Wings: Mark Pysyk: out (achilles), Lucas Raymond: out (lower body).
Rangers: None listed.
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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