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Rangers at Flames 11.12.16: Postgame Notes

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / NYRangers.com

Team Notes

  • RANGERS' ELEVEN - The Rangers' 11 wins through 15 games this season are tied for the most the team has earned in the first 15 games of one season in franchise history. New York has now earned 11 wins in the first 15 games of a season three times in franchise history (1990-91, 2015-16, and 2016-17).
  • BOUNCE BACK - Since Dec. 22, 2015, the Rangers have posted a 21-4-0 record in the game following a loss (regulation or overtime/shootout). New York has posted a 4-0-0 record in games following a loss in 2016-17.
  • GOALS GALORE - The Rangers have registered 62 goals through the first 15 games of the 2016-17 season. New York has recorded at least 62 goals in the first 15 contests of a season for the first time since 1990-91 and has tallied at least 62 goals in the first 15 games of a season for the seventh time in franchise history. New York leads the NHL in goals per game this season (4.13) and is the only NHL team averaging more than 4.00 goals per game in 2016-17.
  • FOUR SCORE - The Rangers have registered four or more goals in 10 of their first 15 games this season. New York has tallied four or more goals in at least 10 of its first 15 games of a season for the fifth time in franchise history (1984-85, 1988-89, 1989-90, and 1990-91).
  • MAKING THE DIFFERENCE - The Rangers lead the NHL in goal differential this season (plus-27; 62 goals for, 35 goals against). The Rangers' plus-27 goal differential through 15 games this season is the third-best goal differential the team has posted through the first 15 games of any season in franchise history.
  • WINNING WAYS - The Rangers have won six of their last seven games (6-1-0; dating back to Oct. 30 vs. Tampa Bay. In addition, the Rangers have won nine of their last 11 games (9-2-0; dating back to Oct. 22 at Washington) and 10 of their last 13 contests (10-3-0; dating back to Oct. 17 vs. San Jose).
  • TOP TEN - Ten different Rangers - including nine different forwards - registered a point in tonight's contest.
  • ROAD WARRIORS - The Rangers are tied for second in the NHL - and lead Eastern Conference teams - in road wins since the start of the 2013-14 season (75).
  • TWO GOOD - The Rangers have allowed two goals or fewer in nine of the last 12 games, dating back to Oct. 19 vs. Detroit. The Blueshirts have won 35 of the last 36 games in which they allowed two goals or fewer, dating back to Dec. 15, 2015 (35-1-0).
  • SECOND HELPING - New York outscored Calgary, 2-0, in the second period of tonight's contest. Through 15 games this season, the Rangers have outscored their opponents, 28-8, in the second period.
  • FLAMING HOT - The Rangers have earned at least one point in each of their last five games against Calgary, dating back to Dec. 16, 2014 (4-0-1 record over the span). New York has earned at least one point in eight of its last nine contests against Calgary, dating back to Nov. 22, 2010 (7-1-1 record over the span).

Three Stars on Broadway

  • Henrik Lundqvist stopped 35 of 36 shots he faced and earned the win in tonight's contest. In his last eight starts, Lundqvist has posted a 7-1-0 record, along with a 1.88 GAA, a .934 SV%, and 1 SO. In the two games in which Lundqvist has made 30 or more saves this season, he has posted a 2-0-0 record, along with a 0.50 GAA, a .986 SV% (70 saves on 71 shots), and 1 SO.
  • Michael Grabner registered the first goal of the game. He leads the NHL in even strength goals (eight), and he leads the Rangers in goals (eight) in 2016-17. Grabner has tallied a goal/point in four of the last seven games, tallying eight points (six goals, two assists) over the span.
  • Brady Skjei recorded two shots on goal and posted a plus-two rating in 18:40 of ice time in tonight's contest. He was selected as the Third Star of the game.

 Blueshirt Breakdown

  •  Pavel Buchnevich tallied a goal, recorded two shots on goal, and posted a plus-one rating. Buchnevich extended his goal/point streak to four games (four goals, two assists), and he is the first Ranger rookie who has posted a four-game goal streak since Derek Stepan in 2010-11.
  • Jimmy Vesey registered a goal and recorded three shots on goal. Vesey ranks second among NHL rookies in goals this season (seven). In addition, he has registered 10 points (six goals, four assists) in the last 11 games.
  • Derek Stepan recorded the game-winning goal and led the Rangers with four shots on goal. He has recorded a point in four of the last six games, registering six points (two goals, four assists) over the span.
  • Ryan McDonagh registered an assist and posted a plus-two rating while skating in a team-high 21:01 of ice time. The Rangers captain has tallied 10 assists/points in the last 13 games. Over the last 18 seasons (since 1996-97), McDonagh is one of three Rangers defensemen who have registered 10 or more assists in the first 15 games of a season (Brian Leetch - 2000-01; Tom Poti - 2002-03). McDonagh has led the Rangers in ice time in every game thus far in 2016-17.
  • J.T. Miller recorded an assist and tied for the game-high with three blocked shots. He has tallied a point in 10 of 15 games this season, and he has not gone two consecutive games without a point in 2016-17. Miller leads the Rangers in points this season (14; five goals, nine assists).
  • Mika Zibanejad registered an assist and won nine of 16 faceoffs (56.3%). He has recorded a point in each of the last two games (one goal, one assist), and he has recorded a point in nine of 15 games in 2016-17.
  • Jesper Fast tallied an assist in tonight's game. Fast extended his point streak to three games, tying his career-high (one goal, two assists over the span). In addition, he has registered a point in four of the last five games (two goals, two assists) and in eight of 15 games this season (two goals, six assists).
  • Chris Kreider registered an assist in tonight's game. Kreider has notched an assist/point in seven of the 11 games he has played this season, recording 11 points (three goals, eight assists) in those contests.
  • Mats Zuccarello notched an assist. He has registered five points (four goals, one assist) in the last eight contests.

 

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