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Postgame Notes: Rangers vs. Sharks 10.23.17

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Team Notes

  • SHOOTING GALLERY - The Rangers registered 34 shots on goal in tonight's game, as 14 of 18 skaters recorded at least one shot on goal in the contest. New York has registered at least 30 shots on goal in six of the last seven games and in eight of 10 games in 2017-18.
  • KILL ZONE - The Rangers were 1-for-1 (2:00) on the penalty kill in tonight's contest. The Blueshirts have not allowed a power play goal against in each of the last two games (6-for-6 on the penalty kill over the span).
  • HOT AT THE DOT - The Blueshirts won 30 of 55 faceoffs in tonight's contest (54.5%), and six of the seven skaters who took at least one faceoff posted a faceoff win percentage of 50.0% or better.
  • HITTING MACHINE - New York was credited with 12 hits in tonight's game and leads the NHL in hits this season (239).
  • Mika Zibanejad tallied a goal, led all skaters with six shots on goal, tied for the game-high with four hits, and won eight of 14 faceoffs (57.1%). He has registered a goal/point in five of 10 games this season, and he leads the Rangers in goals in 2017-18 (six).
  • Pavel Buchnevich recorded an assist, tied a single-game career-high with five shots on goal, and posted a plus-one rating. He has tallied a point in four of the last eight games (one goal, three assists) and in five of 10 games this season (one goal, four assists).
  • Kevin Shattenkirk skated in his 500th career NHL game in tonight's contest.
  • Marc Staal skated in his 699th career game as a Ranger in tonight's contest, passing Mark Messier and Steve Vickers for sole possession of 12th place on the franchise's all-time games played list. In addition, Staal passed Vickers for the second-most career games a Rangers' first round pick has played with the Blueshirts in franchise history (Note: The NHL Amateur/Entry Draft began in 1963). The only Rangers' first round draft pick who has played in more career games with the Blueshirts than Staal has is Brian Leetch (1,129).


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