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Rangers vs. Blue Jackets 2.26.17: Postgame Notes

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / NYRangers.com

Team Notes

  • SHOOTING GALLERY - The Rangers recorded 30 shots on goal in tonight's game, and 13 of 18 skaters registered at least one shot on goal in the contest. The Blueshirts have registered at least 30 shots on goal in each of the last five games, in 11 of the last 14 contests, and in 16 of the last 21 games. In addition, New York has registered exactly 30 shots on goal in each of its last five home games.
  • THIRD PERIOD TALLIES - The Blueshirts registered one goal in the third period of tonight's game and lead the NHL in third period goals in 2016-17 (84). As of the conclusion of tonight's game, the Rangers' 84 goals in the third period are the most a team has registered in any period thus far this season.
  • STAYING DISCIPLINED - The Blueshirts were shorthanded twice in tonight's contest. The Rangers have been shorthanded three times or fewer in each of the last six games and in 17 of the last 19 contests.
  • Rick Nash tallied a goal, recorded four shots on goal, and posted a plus-one rating. Nash has recorded a point in four of the last six games (two goals, two assists) and has registered 11 points (five goals, six assists) in the last 19 games.
  • Jesper Fast registered a goal and was credited with two hits in 12:35 of ice time. He has tallied a point in each of the last two games (one goal, one assist) and in three of the last four contests (one goal, two assists over the span).
  • Jimmy Vesey recorded an assist, was credited with two blocked shots, and posted a plus-one rating. Vesey has notched a point in four of the last seven contests (two goals, two assists) and has registered two assists/points in the last four games.
  • Derek Stepan notched an assist, won 12 of 20 faceoffs (60.0%), registered three shots on goal, and posted a plus-one rating. Stepan has registered 18 points (seven goals, 11 assists) in 18 career games against the Blue Jackets. He is tied for second on the Rangers in assists (31) and is tied for third in points (43) this season.
  • Oscar Lindberg tallied an assist and won 11 of 18 faceoffs (61.1%). He has registered a point in each of the last two games (one goal, one assist) and has recorded six points (three goals, three assists) in the last 10 contests.
  • Marc Staal recorded an assist in 19:00 of ice time in tonight's contest.
  • Brandon Pirri tied for the game-high with five shots on goal, recorded two hits, and registered two blocked shots.
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