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Rangers vs. Blues 10.15.16: Postgame Notes

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / NYRangers.com

Team Notes

  • SHUTTING THE DOOR - The Rangers did not allow a shot on goal in the third period and outshot the Blues, 15-0, in the period. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last time the Rangers did not allow a shot on goal in one period was the third period on Mar. 6, 2006 against Carolina.
  • WELCOME TO NEW YORK - At least one Ranger who wasn't on the roster in 2015-16 has tallied a point on six of the team's first seven goals in 2016-17. Players who made their debut with the Rangers this season have recorded 10 points through two games in 2016-17 (Zibanejad - four; Holden - two; Pirri - two; Buchnevich - one; Grabner - one). 
  • TWO GOOD - Chris Kreider and Mika Zibanejad are the first two Rangers to record a multi-point game in each of the team's first two games of a season since Brandon Dubinsky in 2010-11.
  • HOT AT THE DOT - New York won 33 of 57 faceoffs in tonight's game (57.9%) and has won 66 of 121 faceoffs through the first two games of the season (54.5%).
  • SHOOTING GALLERY - The Rangers registered 35 shots on goal in tonight's contest, including 27 shots over the final two periods. In addition, New York only allowed 18 shots on goal against in the game. The Blueshirts have recorded at least 30 shots on goal in each of the first two games of the season and have their opponents, 74-46, in the two contests.

Blueshirt Breakdown

  • Chris Kreider recorded two points (one goal, one assist), led all skaters - and tied a single-game career-high - with seven shots on goal, led all skaters with four hits, and posted a plus-one rating. Kreider, who registered the Rangers' first road goal of the 2016-17 season, led the Blueshirts with 15 goals on the road in 2015-16. He has posted a multi-point game in each of the first two games this season (two goals, two assists). Dating back to last season, Kreider has registered 13 points (seven goals, six assists) in his last 10 regular season games. He recorded seven shots on goal in each of the first two games of this season.
  • Mika Zibanejad tallied two points (one goal, one assist), including his first goal as a Ranger, led all skaters with 15 faceoff wins (15-for-22; 68.2%), and posted a plus-one rating. He has posted a multi-point game in each of the first two games of the season (one goal, three assists). Zibanejad won 15 faceoffs for the second consecutive game, and he has won 30 of 47 faceoffs he has taken thus far this season (63.8%).
  • Nick Holden notched an assist in 20:26 of ice time. He has recorded an assist in each of his first two games as a Ranger (two assists).
  • Dan Girardi tallied an assist on Chris Kreider's goal in the first period of tonight's game.
  • Ryan McDonagh recorded four shots on goal and was credited with three hits while skating in a game-high 30:08 of ice time. The Rangers captain logged at least 30:00 of ice time in a regular season game for the fifth time in his NHL career, and it was only the second time in his career he logged at least 30:00 of ice time in a regular season game which ended in regulation (Jan. 29, 2013 vs. Philadelphia - 30:09). The last Rangers defenseman besides McDonagh to log at least 30:00 of ice time in a regular season game which ended in regulation was Dan Girardi on Nov. 5, 2011 vs. Montreal (30:50).
  • Derek Stepan recorded four shots on goal, won nine of 17 faceoffs (52.9%), and led the Rangers with two blocked shots in 19:18 of ice time.
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