Thursday, December 16, 2010
What to watch for Thursday night
The Rangers face the Coyotes after beating the Penguins 4-1 on Wednesday night. The Rangers are 8-0-0 in the second game of back-to-backs this season, having outscored their opponents 27-6.
The Islanders have one win in their last 21 games (1-17-3). The Buffalo Bills (3) and Detroit Lions (2) have more wins than the Islanders since this disastrous streak began on Oct. 23.
Tim Thomas looks to continue his run of 10 road games without a regulation loss this season. He is 9-0-1 with a 1.49 goals-against average and a .958 save percentage. Jean-Sebastien Giguere (12 games in 2006-07), Chris Osgood (11 games in 2008-09) and Dwayne Roloson (10 games in 2002-03) are the only other goalies in the last 10 seasons to get at least one point in each of their first 10 road games of the season, according the Elias.
The Kings, at 4-0-1 in December, are one of two teams without a regulation loss this month. The Predators are 6-0-1 in December.
-- ESPN Stats & Information