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Rangers Face Oilers for First Time at Rogers Place

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia /

EDMONTON --  The Rangers began their four-game road trip with a big 4-1 victory over the Flames in Calgary Saturday night.

Four different Rangers scored including Pavel Buchnevich, who extended his goal streak to four games. Henrik Lundqvist was strong in turning aside 35 saves for his eight win of the season. Pavel Buchnevich extended his goal streak to four. 

"I thought we definitely got back to basics and used our speed and really made it a point to put it behind Calgary's D and get to work," said Jimmy Vesey, who scored a goal. "I thought we played with a lot of speed through two periods. We had four goals and that was the difference in the game."

The four goals brought the team's total to 62, which is tops in the NHL.

The Rangers now shift focus to the Edmonton Oilers for a quick turnaround Sunday night. Antti Raanta is expected to start after Lundqvist's strong performance Saturday. He's 3-0 this season.

The two teams met on Nov. 3 with the Rangers taking the decision, 5-3, at Madison Square Garden. Rick Nash's late goal lifted the Rangers to victory, while Kevin Hayes, Michael Grabner, Jesper Fast and J.T. Miller added goals of their own.

Now the scene shifts to Edmonton for the Rangers first visit to Rogers Place, the Oilers new arena. The Oilers are coming off back-to-back losses against the Penguins on the road and the Stars at home on Friday night.

Connor McDavid is leading the way for the Oilers with 18 points, followed by Jordan Eberle with 12.

Former Ranger Cam Talbot is expected to get the start in net for Edmonton, who is 8-5-1 on the year with a 2.53 GAA and a .920 SV%. 

Rangers at Edmonton

9:30 pm at Rogers Place

Watch live on MSG Network beginning at 9 pm

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