- Andrew Gross pointed out that prior to Erik Cole’s goal on
Saturday New York had only
trailed for 42 seconds during its win streak.
- Prior to Saturday’s loss to Montreal the Rangers were the
only team in the league that hadn’t
lost a game by more than two goals.
- Prior to Saturday’s loss New York had not allowed more than
three goals in a game since October 29.
- Martin Biron had yielded three goals in 3+ games this season
before allowing four on Saturday. Biron had
not allowed more than three goals since October 27, 2010.
- The Blueshirts are one of just five teams that have yet to
allow a shorthanded goal this season.
The others: Edmonton, Boston, Dallas and the New York Islanders.
- The Rangers are 5-1-1 at home and 5-3-2 on the road.
- Five teams have a better goal differential than New York’s
+9. The Bruins are a league-best +25.
- New York is second in the league in goals against per game,
17th in goals for, ninth on the penalty kill and 27th on the power play.
- Brad Richards has scored six goals and is on pace for 29,
which would be a career high.
- Ryan McDonagh leads the Rangers with a plus-9 rating. No other skater is better than plus-6. Steve Eminger is still a team-worst minus-3,
but Eminger is a plus-3 over his last three games and a plus-4 in November.
- Phil Kessel has scored 16 goals. The Rangers have scored 47 as a team.
- Only James Neal and Eric Staal have more
shots than Marian Gaborik’s 77.
- The Rangers have scored nine power play goals. James Neal and Corey Perry already have
six apiece. Vancouver leads the
24 power play markers.
- The Rangers have scored just three power play goals on the
road this year, second-fewest
in the league.
- Henrik Lundqvist is sixth in the league with a .933 save
percentage. Lundqvist has allowed 2.13
goals per game.
- Dan Girardi has 45 blocked shots this year to lead the
Rangers. Girardi still leads the NHL in
average ice-time at 27:49.
- New York has 285 penalty minutes this season, fourth-most
in the league.
- New York hasn’t been beaten when outshooting an opponent
this season. The Rangers have averaged a
shots per game.
- Brian Boyle has one goal in his last 32 games.
- The Blueshirts have scored just 13 times in the second
period this year, second-fewest
in the NHL.
- New York has allowed just nine first period goals this year,
in the NHL.
- New York has scored three four-on-four goals this
for the most in the league.
- The Rangers are 10-2-0 with Jeff Woywitka in the lineup, 7-1-0
with Andre Deveaux in the lineup, 5-1-0 with Sean Avery in the lineup, and
7-2-3 with Mike Sauer in the lineup.
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