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Michael Del Zotto is a team-leading plus-5


Michael Del Zotto is a team-leading plus-5

- It would be folly to call tonight’s game against San Jose a must-win, but it’s true that only one team outside the top-eight on November 1st has made the playoffs in the last two seasons.  New York currently has nine points, three behind the eighth-place Tampa Bay Lightning.  Of course, the Blueshirts have also played fewer games than any team in the league and endured a whirlwind road trip to open the season.

- Only Columbus has fewer wins than the Rangers.

- The Blueshirts are the only team in the league without a home win.  Only two teams have fewer than two home wins.

- Only the New York Islanders have scored fewer goals than the Rangers.

- Former Rangers that have more points than anyone on this year’s squad: Jaromir Jagr (11), Vinny Prospal (10), Pascal Dupuis (9), Nik Antropov (9), P.A. Parenteau (9).

- Notable NY Rangers without a goal this season: Artem Anisimov, Brandon Dubinsky, Wojtek Wolski, Derek Stepan, Erik Christensen.

- Only Buffalo, Edmonton, San Jose and Los Angeles have allowed fewer goals than the Rangers.

- After going 9-3 in the shootout last season, the Blueshirts are 0-2 this year.  New York wouldn’t have made the playoffs without the nine extra points picked up in the skills competition a year ago.

- The Rangers rank 24th in offense, 20th on the power play, eighth in team defense and seventh on the penalty kill.

- Marian Gaborik is on pace to score 46 goals.  He had 22 a year ago.

- As he has since the beginning of the year, Michael Del Zotto still leads the Rangers in plus/minus with a plus-5 rating.  Steve Eminger is a team-worst minus-7.

- Brandon Dubinsky has 41 penalty minutes this season, fourth in the league.

- Dan Girardi has fallen to second in the NHL in average ice-time with 28:12 per game.  James Wisniewski took the top spot after returning from suspension, but he’s only played three games for Columbus.  Ryan McDonagh ranks 13th in the league with 25:12 of average ice-time.

- Ryan Callahan has 37 shots on goal this season, which puts him in the NHL’s top-12.

- New York still hasn’t outshot an opponent in a game this season.  The Blueshirts rank 29th in shots per game with 23.8 and have yielded the most shots on game with an average of 33.1.

- The Rangers have scored only four first period goals, the fewest in the league, and four second period goals, the second-fewest in the league.

- New York has cut back on penalties, but still leads the league with an average of 18.67 penalty minutes per game.

 

2011-2012 season:

Eastern Conference Preview > (10/3/11)

Western Conference Preview > (10/4/11)

Experts Predict Where The Rangers Will Finish > (10/5/11)

NY Rangers Season Preview > (10/5/11)

Rangers Claim Jeff Woywitka Off Waivers > (10/6/11) 

“The King” Vs. The Kings In Season-Opener > (10/7/11)

Penalties Doom Rangers In OT Loss To Kings > (10/7/11)

To Duck Anaheim, Rangers Must Stay Out Of The Box > (10/7/11)

No Offense, But Rangers Pick Up Another Point > (10/8/11)

Tim Erixon Will Stick Around For The Time Being > (10/9/11)

Lessons Learned: Two Games In The Books > (10/10/11)

Time To Move Stepan To First-Line Left Wing > (10/10/11)

Rangers Show Early Improvement With Faceoffs > (10/11/11)

Missing Vinny > (10/13/11)

Rangers Must Find A Way With Patchwork Defense > (10/14/11)

New Top Line Shows Promise, But Rangers Have No Answer For John Tavares > (10/15/11)

Stats To Chew On > (10/17/11)

Zuccarello's Future On Broadway In Doubt > (10/17/11)

Rangers Must Slow The Sedins, Score Some Goals > (10/18/11)

Henrik Lundqvist Beats The Canucks, With A Little Help In The Third Period > (10/19/11)

All Is Not Well In Ranger-land > (10/19/11)

Another Slow Start Might Not Cut It Against Calgary > (10/19/11)

McDonagh Scores Winner With Just Over 1 Second Remaining In OT >(10/20/11)

The Path To New York Is Clearing Quickly For Carl Hagelin And Ryan Bourque > (10/21/11)

Rangers Seek Third Win In A Row Against Renney’s Crew > (10/22/11)

Crisis Averted As Rangers Are Shutout By Edmonton > (10/23/11)

Whirlwind Road Trip Concludes In Winnipeg On Monday > (10/24/11)

Stats To Chew On > (10/24/11)

Two Parts Of The Recipe Change And New York Wins > (10/24/11)

Lessons Learned: Seven Games In The Books > (10/26/11)

Home Cookin’ At Last > (10/27/11)

Without Great Goaltending, New York Had No Chance > (10/27/11)

60 Minutes > (10/28/11)

Rangers Blow Three-Goal Lead And Lose In Shootout > (10/29/11)

Surprise! Rangers To Recall Sean Avery > (10/30/11)

Searching For Offense > (10/31/11)

Stats To Chew On > (10/31/11)

 

Click here for our full 2011-2012 Season Archive >

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Posted by Kevin Baumer | October 31, 2011 at 11:50 am
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