Who wins the first round playoff matchup between Rangers and Flyers?

Rangers Sweep

Flyers Sweep

Rangers in 5, 6, or 7

Flyers in 5, 6, or 7

Stats To Chew On

Michael Del Zotto is a team-leading plus-15

Michael Del Zotto is a team-leading plus-15

- The Rangers have scored power play goals in eight of their last nine games and in eight straight home games.  New York is 10-for-37 over its last nine games on the man advantage.

- The Rangers have killed off 14 consecutive power plays by their opponents.

- Artem Anisimov has goals in four of his last five games.

- Brad Richards has 12 points (five goals, seven assists) in his last nine games.

- Marian Gaborik has 15 goals and 10 assists and is on pace for 46 goals and 30 assists this season.

- Brandon Dubinsky has just one goal in 27 games.

- Michael Del Zotto has pulled away from the pack and is a team-leading plus-15.  Mike Sauer is next at plus-9.  Del Zotto is tied for the ninth-best mark in the league.

- Brandon Prust and Brad Richards are the only Rangers’ regulars with minus-ratings this season.  They are both minus-2.

- Ryan Callahan has five power play goals this season.  Brad Richards has 11 points on the man advantage and is on pace for 33.

- Steve Eminger scored just twice in 65 games last year.  He has two goals in 27 games this season.

- Marian Gaborik and Erik Christensen have scored New York’s only shootout goals this season.  New York is 1-3 in the shootout this year.  Last season the Blueshirts were 9-3 in the skills competition.

- Brandon Prust is eighth in the league with 61 penalty minutes.

- Ryan Callahan is fourth in the NHL with 95 hits.

- Dan Girardi is second in the NHL with 79 blocked shots.

- Girardi leads all players in average ice-time by nearly a full minute, at 27:54 per game.

- Henrik Lundqvist ranks fifth in the NHL with a .932 save percentage.  Lundqvist is eighth in the NHL with a 2.08 goals against average

- New York is 3-0-1 in the second half of back-to-back sets this season.  They are 24-8-3 in the second half of back-to-back sets since 2009-2010.

- The Rangers are 11-0-2 when leading after two periods this season.

- New York has scored five or more goals six times this season.

- New York has scored four goals in a period five times this year.

- No team has fewer regulation losses than the Blueshirts (6).

- The Blueshirts are on pace for 115 points.  A year ago, Washington won the Eastern Conference with 107 points.

- New York ranks fourth in the league in goals against per game, seventh in goals for, sixth on the penalty kill and 18th on the power play.

- New York is 8-2-2 at home this season and 9-4-2 on the road.

- Since starting the season 3-3-3 the Rangers have gone 14-3-1.

- New York earned its 2,500th win in franchise history on Saturday.

- The Rangers have played fewer games than every team in the league (the Islanders and Sharks have also played just 27 games) and have a game in hand on the Atlantic Division leading Philadelphia Flyers, who have 39 points to New York’s 38.

- Three teams have a better goal differential than New York’s +23.  The Bruins are a league-best +35.  Carolina is a league-worst -29.

- The Rangers are 7-1-1 since recalling Carl Hagelin and John Mitchell.  New York is 11-3-1 with Sean Avery in the lineup and 17-3-1 with Jeff Woywitka in the lineup.

- New York has 423 penalty minutes this season, fourth-most in the league.

- The Rangers have allowed just 25 goals on home ice this season, the fewest in the league.

- New York ranks 10th in the NHL in faceoff win percentage at 51%.

- New York has allowed just 16 first period goals this year, second-fewest in the NHL.  But the Rangers have also scored just 16 first period goals this year, second-fewest in the NHL.

- New York has scored the NHL’s second-most goals in the second period this season (36).

- The Rangers have allowed the fewest third period goals in the league (19).


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