YOUTH SERVED - Both of the Rangers' goals in tonight's game were scored by rookies (Brett Howden and Filip Chytil). At least one Ranger who is 23 years old or younger has registered a goal in 11 of the last 13 games and in 13 of the last 16 games. The Blueshirts are currently the youngest team in the NHL (average age is 25.7 years old). Chytil and Howden recorded a goal in the same game for the second time this season (also on Nov. 12 vs. Vancouver).
ON POINT - Rangers defensemen tallied two assists/points in tonight's game. At least one Blueshirts defenseman has recorded a point in 26 of the team's last 28 games, including all 26 games which the team has registered a goal over the span (dating back to Feb. 4 vs. Los Angeles). Rangers defensemen have tallied 52 points (eight goals, 44 assists) in the last 28 games (note - does not include points recorded by Brendan Smith, who has played forward during the stretch). Three Rangers defensemen have tallied at least 25 points this season (Tony DeAngelo, Kevin Shattenkirk, and Neal Pionk).
SAVING THE DAY - Over the last three games, Henrik Lundqvist and Alexandar Georgiev have posted a .957 SV% (110 saves on 115 shots).
POWER RANGERS - The Rangers were 1-for-2 (3:34) on the power play in tonight's game. The Blueshirts have tallied a power play goal in three of the last five games (4-for-13; 30.8%) and in four of the last seven contests (5-for-19; 26.3%).
SHOOTING GALLERY - The Rangers recorded 32 shots on goal in tonight's game, including 17shots on goal in the first period, and 16 of 18 skaters registered at least one shot on goal in the contest. The Blueshirts recorded at least 30 shots on goal in a game for the 35th time this season. The Rangers and Devils each recorded 17 shots on goal in the first period. According to NHL Stats & Information, tonight's game marked the 10th time since 1965-66 that the Rangers and their opponent each recorded at least 17 shots on goal in the same period, and it was the first time it occurred since the second period on Dec. 10, 2001 vs. Carolina.
HITTING MACHINE - The Rangers were credited with 20 hits in tonight's game, and seven different skaters recorded two hits in the contest. The Blueshirts have recorded 20 or more hits in 64 of 79 games this season.
Filip Chytilrecorded a power play goal and led the Rangers with six shots on goal. Chytil was selected as the game's Third Star. Hehas recorded 12 career NHL goals (one in 2017-18 and 11 in 2018-19). Chytil's 12 career goals are the third-most by a teenager in Rangers history (Mike Allison - 24; Alexei Kovalev - 15). Chytil's six shots on goal in tonight's game were tied for his career-high; he registered six shots on goal in a game for the third time in his NHL career.
Henrik Lundqviststopped 37 of 40 shots in tonight's game and made 23 consecutive saves between New Jersey's second and third goals in the contest. Lundqvist has made at least 30 saves in a game in 27 of his 51 appearances this season, and he ranks sixth among NHL goaltenders in games with 30 or more saves in 2018-19.
Brett Howdentallied a goal and logged 16:20 of ice time in tonight's contest. He extended his point streak to four games (one goal, four assists over the span), and his four-game point streak is the longest he has posted in the 2018-19 season/in his NHL career. He also recorded three points (one goal, two assists) over the Rangers' back-to-back set yesterday at Philadelphia and tonight at New Jersey. Howden has tallied eight points (two goals, six assists) over the last 13 games.
Tony DeAngelonotched a power play assist and was assessed a fighting major in tonight's contest. He tallied his 30th point of the 2018-19 season in tonight's contest, and he leads Rangers defensemen in assists (26) and points (30) this season. DeAngelo is the fourth Rangers defenseman 23 years old or younger who has recorded 30 or more points in a season since 1994-95 (along with Michael Del Zotto, Ryan McDonagh, and Brady Skjei). In addition, DeAngelo is the sixth Rangers defenseman 23 years old or younger who has recorded 30 or more points in a season over the last 30 seasons (since 1988-89); along with Brian Leetch, Sergei Zubov, Del Zotto, McDonagh, and Skjei. He has registered an assist/point in 15 of his last 23 games (16 assists) and in 17 of his last 27 games (18 assists). DeAngelo was on the ice for four of the Rangers' five goals over the team's back-to-back set yesterday at Philadelphia and tonight at New Jersey.
Vinni Lettierinotched a power play assist and recorded two shots on goal. He has registered an assist/point in two of the last three games (two assists) and a point in three of the last five games (one goal, two assists).
Neal Pionktallied an assist, tied for the game-high with two blocked shots, registered two shots on goal, and posted a plus-one rating. He has recorded an assist/point in two of the last three games (two assists) and has registered four points (one goal, three assists) in the last nine games.
Connor Brickleynotched an assist, tied for the team-high with two hits, and posted a plus-one rating in 13:34 of ice time.
Boo Nievesestablished a single-game career-high with four shots on goal and logged 13:40 of ice time.