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Postgame Notes: Rangers vs. Devils 10.14.17

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / NYRangers.com

Team Notes

  • SHOOTING GALLERY - The Rangers registered 31 shots on goal in tonight's game, and 14 of 18 Rangers recorded at least one shot on goal. The Blueshirts have recorded 30 or more shots on goal in each of the last three games and in five of six games thus far in 2017-18.
  • HOT AT THE DOT - New York won 36 of 63 faceoffs in tonight's contest (57.1%). The Rangers have posted a 50.0% faceoff win percentage or better in four of six games this season.
  • FIRST IN SCORE - The Rangers have registered the first goal of the game in each of the last two games and in three of the last four contests.
  • HITTING MACHINE - The Blueshirts were credited with 34 hits in tonight's game, and 14 of 18 skaters registered at least one hit in the contest.
     
  • FULL HOUSE - Tonight's game was the Rangers' 277th consecutive sellout (230 regular season games, 47 playoff games over the span). The Blueshirts' sellout streak dates back to November 3, 2011.
  • Rick Nash registered the first goal of the game, tied for the game-high with four shots on goal, was credited with two hits, and posted a plus-one rating. Nash has recorded a goal/point in eight of his last 15 games against the Devils, tallying 10 points (nine goals, one assist) over the span. He leads the Rangers in shots on goal this season (25).
  • Kevin Shattenkirk tallied a goal and tied for the game-high with four shots on goal. He has recorded a point in four of six games this season, and he is tied for the team lead in points thus far in 2017-18 (five; two goals, three assists).
  • J.T. Miller recorded an assist, won 10 of 12 faceoffs (83.3%), and led all skaters with four takeaways in 19:57 of ice time.
  • David Desharnais notched his first assist/point as a Ranger, was credited with two hits, and posted a plus-one rating.
  • Ondrej Pavelec made 16 saves while making his first start as a member of the Rangers.
  • Jesper Fast led all skaters with seven hits in 15:14 of ice time while making his 2017-18 season debut in tonight's game.
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