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Postgame Notes: Rangers vs. Hurricanes 02.08.19

by New York Rangers @NYRangers /

Team Notes

  • KILL ZONE - The Rangers were 2-for-2 (4:00) on the penalty kill in tonight's game and held Carolina to two shots on goal over the Hurricanes' two power play opportunities. The Blueshirts have not allowed a power play goal in five of the last seven games (15-for-18; 83.3%) and in eight of the last 11 games (30-for-35; 85.7%).
  • HOT AT THE DOT - The Blueshirts won 26 of 45 faceoffs in tonight's game (57.8%).
  • HITTING MACHINE - The Blueshirts were credited with 32 hits in tonight's game and 12 different skaters registered at least two hits in the contest. The Rangers have registered at least 20 hits in 46 of 54 games this season, including 35 of the last 39 games. In addition, the Blueshirts have been credited with at least 30 hits in each of the last three games and in 14 different games this season.
  • Henrik Lundqvist stopped 30 of 31 shots in tonight's game and was selected as the game's Third Star. Lundqvist made 30 or more saves in a game for the 20th time this season, and he is tied for third among NHL goaltenders in games with at least 30 saves in 2018-19.
  • Mika Zibanejad won 10 of 17 faceoffs (58.8%), was credited with three hits, and registered two shots on goal while skating in a team-high 22:57 of ice time. He has logged at least 20:00 of ice time in each of the last eight games and in 11 of the last 12 contests.
  • Kevin Hayes won 12 of 14 faceoffs (85.7%) and logged 19:43 of ice time in tonight's contest.
  • Pavel Buchnevich led all skaters - and tied a single-game career-high - with five shots on goal.  
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