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Game #29: New York Rangers vs Colorado Avalanche Open Thread

Colorado Avalanche v New York Rangers Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images

The Blueshirts are back in action tonight for a 9:00 p.m. ET start hoping to extend the Colorado Avalanche’s three-game losing streak.

Colorado is all kinds of beat-up entering this game but they still have the top power play in the league (30.3%) and remember beating the Blueshirts 3-2 on Oct. 25. The Avalanche also have more than a few players who pose serious matchup problems still in the lineup, including Cale Makar. With that said, this game poses a unique opportunity to pick up some important points on the road against an elite team that is currently not shining at its brightest. This is an opportunity the Rangers should not squander.

Player to Watch: Mika Zibanejad

Mika is coming off of a 3-point game in the Rangers 5-1 win over Vegas and is bringing a formidable scoring streak into tonight’s game. When Zibanejad is going, the entire offense seems to have a higher ceiling. He’s that special. The Rangers’ top center has points in 6 straight games and has been kept out of the box score just once in his last dozen appearances. He will be looking to stay red hot tonight in Colorado.

Enjoy tonight’s game.