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Rangers at Capitals 4.5.17: Postgame Notes

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / NYRangers.com

Team Notes

  • GOING WILD - With tonight's result, the Rangers are locked into the first wild card spot and will face the Montreal Canadiens in the First Round of the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.
  • HOT AT THE DOT - The Blueshirts won 26 of 51 faceoffs in tonight's contest (51.0%) in tonight's contest, and four of six Rangers posted a faceoff win percentage of 50.0% or better in the game.
  • SHOOTING GALLERY - New York registered 24 shots on goal in tonight's game, and 12 different Rangers recorded at least one shot on goal in the contest.
  • Henrik Lundqvist stopped 23 of 25 shots he faced in tonight's contest. Lundqvist appeared in his 741st career NHL game in tonight's contest, passing Martin Brodeur for the most appearances by a goaltender in his first 12 NHL seasons in league history.
  • Marc Staal tied for the game-high with four shots on goal, was credited with three blocked shots, and recorded two hits in 20:37 of ice time.
  • Kevin Klein led all skaters with four blocked shots and registered two shots on goal in 21:30 of ice time.
  • Dan Girardi tied for the game-high with two takeaways while skating in a team-high, 22:40 of ice time in tonight's contest.
  • Brandon Pirri won six of seven faceoffs (85.7%), was credited with three hits, and recorded two shots on goal in 15:26 of ice time.
  • Oscar Lindberg won six of eight faceoffs (75.0%) and registered one shot on goal in 12:26 of ice time.
  • Tanner Glass led the Rangers with four hits in 11:01 of ice time.
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