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Vancouver continues road trip; New York out to end three-game skid

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

CANUCKS (4-3-0) at RANGERS (2-3-0)

1 p.m. ET; SN, MSG, NHL.TV

 

The Game

The New York Rangers will try to end a three-game losing streak when they play the Vancouver Canucks at Madison Square Garden on Sunday.

The Rangers won their first two games of the season but have since lost in regulation to the Edmonton Oilers (4-1), New Jersey Devils (5-2) and Washington Capitals (5-2). New York allowed 34 shots on goal, including 16 in the second period, in the loss to Washington on Friday.

The Canucks, who will play the third of a four-game road trip, are coming off a 1-0 loss to the Devils at Prudential Center on Saturday. It ended their four-game winning streak. They were 0-for-7 on the power play and are 0-for-12 in their past two games.

 

Players to watch

Canucks forward J.T. Miller, who played six seasons for the Rangers from 2013-18, has four goals in his past four games and leads Vancouver with eight points (four goals, four assists).

Rangers center Mika Zibanejad has a point on 10 of New York's 15 goals this season (four goals, six assists).

 

They said it

"It's up to everyone [on the power play]. It's up to all five guys. Good power-play units, they run together, cohesive. … There are no easy games on the power play in the NHL." -- Canucks coach Travis Green

"You've got to play defense. I mean, you have to play defense. It's frustrating because I thought we were making some strides in that area. When the game starts, it's got to be a big piece of you. When the game ends, how are you evaluating yourself? Asking yourself, 'Did I play good defense tonight and was I committed to playing good defense tonight?' has to be part of the evaluation process." -- Rangers coach David Quinn

 

Canucks projected lineup

J.T. Miller -- Elias Pettersson -- Brock Boeser

Tanner Pearson -- Bo Horvat -- Josh Leivo

Micheal Ferland -- Brandon Sutter -- Jake Virtanen

Tim Schaller -- Jay Beagle -- Tyler Motte

Alexander Edler -- Tyler Myers

Quinn Hughes -- Christopher Tanev

Jordie Benn -- Troy Stecher

Jacob Markstrom

Thatcher Demko

Scratched: Loui Eriksson, Adam Gaudette, Ashton Sautner, Oscar Fantenberg

Injured: Antoine Roussel (knee)

 

Rangers projected lineup

Artemi Panarin -- Mika Zibanejad -- Chris Kreider

Pavel Buchnevich -- Brett Howden -- Kaapo Kakko

Brendan Lemieux -- Ryan Strome -- Jesper Fast

Brendan Smith -- Lias Andersson -- Micheal Haley

Libor Hajek -- Jacob Trouba

Brady Skjei -- Adam Fox

Marc Staal -- Tony DeAngelo

Henrik Lundqvist

Alexandar Georgiev

Scratched: Greg McKegg

Injured: None

 

Status report

Neither team will have a morning skate. … The Rangers did not practice Saturday after playing Friday.

 

Stat pack

Lundqvist is 9-2-0 with a 1.80 goals-against average, a .944 save percentage and two shutouts against the Canucks since Jan. 13, 2011. If he plays, he will pass Hockey Hall of Fame goalie Gump Worsley for 10th place in games played among goalies in NHL history (861).

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