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Postgame Notes: Rangers vs. Islanders 9.18.17

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Team Notes

  • HOME COOKING - The Rangers have won 13 of their last 15 preseason games at Madison Square Garden, dating back to Sept. 21, 2009 (13-2-0 record over the span).
  • SHOOTING GALLERY - The Rangers recorded 42 shots on goal in tonight's contest while only allowing 
  • 17 shots on goal against, and 17 of the Blueshirts' 18 skaters registered at least one shot on goal.
  • KILL ZONE - New York was 7-for-7 (13:05) on the penalty kill in tonight's contest, and the Rangers only allowed six shots on goal while shorthanded.
  • HOT AT THE DOT - The Rangers won 33 of 53 faceoffs in tonight's game (62.3%), and seven of the eight Blueshirts who took at least one faceoff in tonight's game posted a faceoff win percentage of 50.0% or better.

Three Stars on Broadway

  • Neal Pionk tallied the game-winning goal in overtime, registered four shots on goal, tied for the game-high with three blocked shots, and posted a plus-one rating in 22:55 of ice time.
  • Tony DeAngelo recorded four shots on goal in 21:01 of ice time in tonight's contest.
  • Ondrej Pavelec stopped all 10 shots he faced in the first two periods of tonight's game.

Blueshirt Breakdown

  • Lias Andersson recorded an assist on the game-winning goal in overtime and won seven of 11 faceoffs (63.6%).
  • Brandon Halverson stopped all seven shots he faced in the third period and earned the win in tonight's contest.
  • Cristoval Nieves registered an assist on the game-winning goal in overtime.
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