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Rangers vs. Bruins 10.26.16: Postgame Notes

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / NYRangers.com

Team Notes

  • GOALS GALORE - The Rangers registered five goals in tonight's game. The Blueshirts have recorded 27 goals in seven games this season and have tallied at least four goals in four of the seven contests. New York has averaged 3.86 goals per game this season, and as of the conclusion of tonight's game, the Rangers lead the NHL in goals per game in 2016-17.
  • HOME COOKING - The Blueshirts have earned at least one point in 65 of their last 85 home games, dating back to Oct. 16, 2014 (56-20-9 record). In addition, the Rangers have posted a 31-11-4 record at MSG since the start of last season. The Blueshirts are tied for the NHL lead in wins (31), and they lead the NHL in goals for (151) and goals per game (3.28) at home since the start of the 2015-16 season.
  • SPECIAL TEAMS - New York outscored Boston, 2-0, on special teams in tonight's game. Since the start of the 2014-15 season, the Rangers have posted a 36-2-3 record in games which they have outscored their opponent on special teams. New York has outscored its opponent on special teams in four of seven games this season, including each of the last three contests.
  • POWER SURGE - The Rangers were 2-for-6 (10:34) on the power play in the contest. New York has registered a power play goal in five of the first seven games this season (6-for-25; 24.0%), including each of the last three contests (4-for-11; 36.4%). The Blueshirts have tallied at least one power play goal in 42 games since the start of last season and have posted a 29-9-4 record in games which they have notched at least one power play goal over the span.
  • KILL ZONE - New York was 1-for-1 (2:00) on the penalty kill in the contest. The Blueshirts have posted a 21-2-2 record in the last 25 games in which they did not allow a power play goal, dating back to Dec. 22, 2015 vs. Anaheim. The Rangers have not allowed a power play goal in each of the last three games.
  • SOMETHING BRUIN - The Rangers have played more regular season games (641) and have earned more regular season wins (253) against the Bruins than against any other NHL opponent in their 90-season history.
  • TEAM EFFORT - Four different players registered a goal and 10 different players tallied a point in tonight's contest.
  • TWO GOOD - The Blueshirts have won 30 of the last 31 games in which they allowed two goals or fewer, dating back to Dec. 15, 2015 vs. Edmonton (30-1-0). New York has allowed two goals in each of its last four games.
  •  FINISHING THE JOB - The Rangers have posted a 182-3-11 record in their last 196 regular season games when leading entering the third period, dating back to Feb. 6, 2010 vs. New Jersey. New York has also posted an 87-2-5 record in its last 94 regular season games when leading entering the third period, dating back to Nov. 30, 2013 vs. Vancouver. The Blueshirts have posted a 68-2-3 record in 73 regular season contests in which they have held a lead entering the third period since the start of the 2014-15 season.
  • FULL HOUSE - Tonight's game was the Rangers' 231st consecutive sellout (190 regular season games, 41 playoff games over the span). The Blueshirts' sellout streak dates back to Nov. 3, 2011.

Three Stars on Broadway

  •  Brandon Pirri tallied two goals, including the game-winning goal, and recorded three shots on goal. He extended his point streak to three games (three goals, one assist over the span), and he has registered six points (four goals, two assists) in seven games this season. Pirri is tied for the team lead in goals (four) and game-winning goals (two) in 2016-17. Pirri has also recorded a goal on four of the nine shots he has taken this season (44.4% shooting percentage).
  •  Rick Nash registered two points (one goal, one assist) and tied for the game-high with four shots on goal. He has tallied a goal/point in five of the last six games against the Bruins (five goals, two assists). Nash has also recorded five points (three goals, two assists) in the last five contests, and he has registered 18 shots on goal in the last four games.
  • J.T. Miller registered two assists, recorded three shots on goal, and posted a plus-one rating. He extended his point streak to three games (one goal, three assists), tying his career-high. Miller has notched a point in five of seven games in 2016-17, and he has registered a point in all five of the Rangers' wins in 2016-17 (the Rangers have posted a 5-0-0 record in games which he has tallied a point this season).

Blueshirt Breakdown

  • Jimmy Vesey recorded two points (one goal, one assist), including his first career NHL assist, and was credited with three takeaways. He has registered five points (four goals, one assist) in the last five contests, and he is tied for the team lead in goals in 2016-17 (four).
  • Kevin Hayes recorded a goal, led all skaters with five takeaways, and won 11 of 21 faceoffs (52.4%). Hayes has registered three points (two goals, one assist) in seven games in 2016-17. Kevin and his brother, Jimmy, have played against each other in seven NHL games, and the Rangers have won six of the seven contests. Hayes has posted a faceoff win percentage of 50.0 or better in each of the last five games (33-for-59; 55.9% over the span).
  • Derek Stepan tallied two assists and registered three shots on goal. Stepan has registered five assists/points in the last five games, and he has notched 199 assists in his NHL career.
  • Ryan McDonagh tallied an assist while skating in a team-high 23:29 of ice time. The Rangers captain extended his assist/point streak to five games, and his five-game assist streak is a new career-high. In addition, McDonagh has led the Rangers in ice time in each of the first seven games of the 2016-17 season.
  • Henrik Lundqvist made 27 saves to earn his third consecutive win and his fourth win of the season. Lundqvist has allowed two goals in each of his last four appearances.
  • Jesper Fast tallied an assist and posted a plus-one rating. He has tallied an assist/point in four of seven games in 2016-17 (four assists). Fast has posted a plus/minus rating of even or better in each of the first seven games of the 2016-17 season, including a plus-one rating or better in five of the seven contests. In addition, Fast extended his point streak against Boston to four games (one goal, three assists).
  • Mika Zibanejad notched an assist and tied for the game-high with four shots on goal. Zibanejad has registered seven points (two goals, five assists) in the first seven games this season. He also extended his point streak against the Bruins to six games (four goals, two assists).
  • Marc Staal tallied an assist and posted a plus-one rating in the contest. He is tied for second among Rangers defensemen in points in 2016-17 (two; one goal, one assist).
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