NEW YORK RANGERS (10-6-1)
CALGARY FLAMES (9-4-1)
A pair of overtime wins on the road pulled the Flames out of their funk. First they dropped Dallas 3-2 -- thanks to a last-minute goal to force overtime -- and then defeated St. Louis on Dion Phaneuf's overtime tally in a 2-1 victory. Calgary won consecutive games on the road for the first time since mid-December 2008.
Thanks to a trio of powerplay goals, the Rangers snapped a four-game road-losing skid with a 4-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers Thursday night. New York has won two of three, but only three of its last nine (3-5-1).
This is the only meeting this season. Last year, Calgary went to Madison Square Garden and claimed a 3-0 win with goals by Rene Bourque, Jarome Iginla and David Moss. The Flames have won three of the last four games against the Rangers, twice via shutout. The Flames have an all-time record of 53-37-15-3 against the Rangers.
POWERPLAY -- Calgary 23.9% (11-46, 7th); New York 24.3% (17-70, 6th).
PENALTY KILLING -- Calgary 81% (T-14th); New York 87.3% (1st).
FLAMES -- None
RANGERS -- None
"Gaborik is playing unbelievable. He doesn't look like he's lost anything. When he's playing, he's one of the best players in the world. Stopping him is a good challenge. It's a lot of fun."
Craig Conroy on Marian Gaborik
WHO TO WATCH
Keep your eye on these two players in tonight's game
JAROME IGINLA, RW
The Flames captain appears to have caught some fire. He collected three goals and four points in two road wins, and has nine points (5-4-9) in the last six games. In 15 career games against the Rangers, Iginla has collected nine goals and seven assists.
MARIAN GABORIK, RW
Amazing what a healthy Gaborik can do. The former Minnesota Wild star, whose time there was marred by injury woes, has missed only a couple of games but is scoring like a man possessed. Through 15 games, he's tallied 12 times, including five on the PP.