WINNING WAYS - The Rangers have posted a 15-6-1 record through the first 22 games this season. The Blueshirts have registered at least 15 wins in their first 22 games of one season for the sixth time in franchise history. The Rangers have won 14 of their last 20 games (14-5-1), including 13 of their last 18 games (13-4-1) and 10 of their last 14 games (10-3-1).
GOALS GALORE - The Blueshirts have registered 85 goals in the first 22 games of this season. The Rangers have tallied at least 85 goals in the first 22 games of one season for the first time since 1992-93. New York leads the NHL in goals per game in 2016-17 (3.86).
BOUNCE BACK - Since Dec. 22, 2015, the Rangers have posted a 23-4-1 record in the game following a loss (regulation or overtime/shootout). New York has posted a 6-0-1 record in games following a loss in 2016-17. The Rangers have not gone two consecutive games without earning at least one point in 2016-17.
MAKING THE DIFFERENCE - The Rangers lead the NHL in goal differential this season (plus-30; 85 goals for, 55 goals against). The Blueshirts have posted a plus-30 goal differential or better through 22 games of a season seven times in franchise history.
ROAD WARRIORS - New York leads the NHL in road wins since the start of the 2013-14 season (79). The Rangers have won six of their last seven road games (6-1-0) and seven of their last nine road contests (7-2-0).
ON POINT - Three Rangers defensemen (Ryan McDonagh, Brady Skjei, and Nick Holden) have tallied nine or more assists this season. Three Blueshirts defensemen have registered nine or more assists in the first 22 games of one season for the first time since 1991-92 (Brian Leetch, James Patrick, and Per Djoos).
FINISHING THE JOB - The Blueshirts have posted a 13-0-0 record in games which they have held a lead entering the third period this season. Since the start of the 2010-11 season, the Rangers have posted a 180-3-8 record in 191 regular season games in which they have held a lead entering the third period.
THREE'S COMPANY - The Rangers have registered three or more goals in 16 of 22 games in 2016-17.
BOYS IN BLUESHIRTS - New York wore its blue jersey on the road for the first time this season. Last season, the Rangers won the only game in which they wore their blue jersey on the road (Mar. 8, 2016 at Buffalo; 4-2 win).
FLYING HIGH - The Rangers registered a win against the Flyers on Black Friday for the second time in the last three years (also on Nov. 28, 2014 - 3-0 win at Philadelphia). The Rangers have earned a win in each of their last four games against the Flyers. New York has earned at least one point in nine of its last 11 games against Philadelphia, dating back to Mar. 26, 2014 (8-2-1). In addition, the Blueshirts have registered a 20-6-1 record in their last 27 games against the Flyers, dating back to Mar. 6, 2011.
IN REAL TIME - The Rangers were credited with 37 hits and 27 blocked shots in today's contest. The Blueshirts recorded at least 30 hits and 20 blocked shots in the same game for the first time this season. New York's 37 hits in today's contest were the most the team has recorded in one game this season.
SECOND HELPING - The Rangers have outscored their opponents, 36-16, in the second period this season.
Three Stars on Broadway
Henrik Lundqvist made a season-high 40 saves, including 19 in the third period, to earn his 10th win of the 2016-17 season. Lundqvist made 40 or more saves in a regular season game for the 18th time in his NHL career, and he earned a win in a game which he made 40 or more saves for the first time since Nov. 21, 2013 at Dallas. In the 18 games in which Lundqvist has made 40 or more saves in his career, he has posted a 10-1-7 record, along with a 1.69 GAA, a .961 SV%, and 4 SO. In his last 13 starts, Lundqvist has posted a 9-3-1 record, along with a 2.22 GAA, a .926 SV%, and 1 SO. In his last 22 appearances against the Flyers (dating back to Mar. 6, 2011), he has posted an 18-3-1 record, along with a 1.80 GAA, a .942 SV%, and 2 SO. Lundqvist earned his 384th career NHL win in today's contest, and he is one win away from tying Mike Vernon for 13th place on the NHL's all-time wins list. Lundqvist has made at least 30 saves in four games in 2016-17, and he has posted a 4-0-0 record, along with a 1.25 GAA, a .967 SV% (146 saves on 151 shots), and 1 SO in those four contests.
Derek Stepan tallied a goal, won 13 of 22 faceoffs (59.1%), and led the Rangers with four shots on goal in 19:52 of ice time. The Rangers have posted a 32-1-6 record in the last 39 games in which Stepan has recorded a goal, dating back to Mar. 18, 2014. Stepan has recorded 14 points (four goals, 10 assists) in the last 20 games, including nine points (four goals, five assists) in the last 13 games. In addition, Stepan has registered 28 points (nine goals, 19 assists) in 30 career games against the Flyers, including 22 points (five goals, 17 assists) in his last 21 contests against Philadelphia.
Kevin Hayes registered the game-winning goal and posted a plus-one rating. Hayes' goal was his 100th career NHL point. Of Hayes' first 100 career NHL points, 85 have been primary points (either a goal or the primary assist on a goal - 41 goals and 44 primary assists). - The Rangers have posted a 12-1-0 record in games which he has recorded a point this season, including a 9-0-0 record in games which he has tallied a goal. Hayes has tallied 16 points (eight goals, eight assists) and a plus-14 rating in the last 14 games, and he has notched a point in 10 of the 14 contests. He is tied for the team lead in points (19) and ranks second on the team in goals (10) this season.
Matt Puempel tallied his first goal/point as a Ranger, registered two shots on goal, and posted a plus-one rating in 12:32 of ice time while making his Rangers debut in today's contest.
J.T. Millerrecorded an assist, was credited with three hits, and posted a plus-two rating. Miller has tallied a point in 14 of the Rangers' 15 wins this season, and the Blueshirts have posted a 14-0-0 record in games which he has notched a point in 2016-17. As of the conclusion of today's game, Miller is tied for fourth in the NHL - and leads the Rangers - in games with a point this season (14). Miller is tied for the team lead in points (19), even strength assists (10), and even strength points (16) in 2016-17.
Jimmy Vesey registered an assist and posted a plus-one rating. Vesey has registered 12 points (six goals, six assists) in the last 18 games. As of the conclusion of today's game, he is tied for third among NHL rookies in even strength points this season (10), and he is one of four NHL rookies who have registered at least 10 even strength points in 2016-17 (along with Mitch Marner, Patrik Laine, and Auston Matthews).
Josh Jooris notched an assist and posted a plus-one rating. Jooris' assist was his first as a member of the Rangers. New York has posted a 6-2-1 record in the nine games which Jooris has played in 2016-17.
Nick Holden tallied an assist, was credited with five hits, and registered two blocked shots in 22:23 of ice time. He has registered eight points (two goals, six assists) in the last 12 games, including four points (one goal, three assists) in the last six contests. Holden leads the Rangers in hits this season (44).