Rangers: Brad Richards has had great success against the Atlanta Thrashers/Winnipeg Jets franchise over the course of his career. In 51 games Richards has scored 18 goals and totaled 56 points vs. the Thrashers and Jets. He notched an assist on Anton Stralman's goal when the Jets defeated the Rangers 4-3 back on February 26th at The Garden. Overall Richards enters play Thursday with two goals and four points in his last six matches.
Jets: Team captain Andrew Ladd is one of only five players in the entire league to have not gone consecutive games with recording at least one point this season. The other players on that list are Evgeni Malkin, Martin St. Louis, P.A. Parenteau, and Chris Kunitz. Also, Ladd has scored more goals (13) this season than any other captain in the NHL. Ryan Callahan of the Rangers has scored eight.