The New York Rangers (17-8-4) visit the Phoenix Coyotes (16-12-3) at Jobing.com Arena tonight starting at 8:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
TV: MSG; Radio: ESPN Radio 1050AM, XM 204
Martin Biron – 5-1-0, 1.79 gaa, .937 sv%, 1 so.
Mike Smith – 14-9-3, 2.53 gaa, .920 sv%, 2 so
– The Coyotes have lost three of their last four.
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– The Coyotes have allowed 11 power play goals in the last seven games.
– The Coyotes are 14-1-3 when scoring first this season, however when they give up the first goal, they are just 2-11-0.
– Radim Vrbata has 14 goals in the last 22 games.
– Oliver Ekman-Larsson has six goals on the season, which puts him fourth in the league among defensemen.
– Ray Whitney leads Phoenix in assists (18) and points (28).
– Former Ranger Lauri Korpikoski has 7g, 6a on the season, while Michal Roszival will be playing in just his fifth game of the season tonight after missing 26 with a concussion.
– Former Blueshirt rental Derek Morris was a healthy scratch in Phoenix’s last game after starting the season with a -9.
2011-12 Season Series:
Dec. 17 Rangers vs. Coyotes at Phoenix
Jan. 10 Rangers vs. Coyotes at MSG