The New York Rangers scored a season-high seven goals to defeat the Anaheim Ducks by a score of 7-2. The Rangers, who have won seven of their past eight games (7-1-0), are 46-18-7 (99 points) this season. The Rangers moved into a three-way tie with the idle Montreal Canadiens and Anaheim (in terms of standings points) at the top of the League standings. The Rangers, however, hold two and three games in hand and also own the ROW tiebreaker over both respective clubs (NYR: 42, MTL: 40, ANA: 38).
* The Rangers have allowed two goals or fewer in 10 straight games. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Rangers have allowed two goals or fewer in at least 10 consecutive games for the first time since a span of 12 straight games from Feb. 20-March 18, 1971.