Vancouver and New York square off in non-conference matchup
Vancouver, British Columbia; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Vancouver hosts New York at Rogers Arena in a non-conference matchup.
The Canucks are 15-13-4 at home. Vancouver averages 9.2 penalty minutes per game, the third-most in the Western Conference. Antoine Roussel leads the team serving 118 total minutes.
The Rangers are 11-17-5 on the road. New York serves 10.1 penalty minutes per game, the most in the league. Brendan Smith leads the team serving 57 total minutes. In their last meeting on Nov. 12, New York won 2-1.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 2-3-5, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.7 assists, 4.8 penalties and 13.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .915 save percentage.
Canucks: 2-6-2, averaging 1.9 goals, 3.4 assists, 2.7 penalties and 5.9 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game with a .909 save percentage.
Rangers Injuries: Libor Hajek: day to day (shoulder).