ON POINT - Rangers defensemen tallied two points (one goal, one assist) in tonight's contest. Blueshirts defensemen have tallied 19 points (seven goals, 12 assists) over the last nine games. In addition, a Rangers defenseman has recorded a goal in six of the nine contests, and six different Rangers defensemen have registered goals over the span (Klein, Girardi, Holden, McDonagh, Clendening, and Skjei).
SHOOTING GALLERY - The Rangers recorded 30 shots on goal in tonight's game, and 16 of 18 skaters registered at least one shot on goal in the contest. The Blueshirts have recorded at least 30 shots on goal in each of the last six games, in 12 of the last 15 contests, and in 17 of the last 22 games. In addition, New York has registered exactly 30 shots on goal in each of its last six home games.
Brady Skjeitallied the first goal of the game and was credited with two hits in 20:46 of ice time. Skjei is the fourth Rangers defenseman who has tallied at least 30 points in his rookie season since 1988-89 (Brian Leetch - 1988-89; Sergei Zubov - 1992-93; Michael Del Zotto - 2009-10). He has registered 13 points (two goals, 11 assists) in the last 18 games, including 10 points (one goal, nine assists) in the last 14 games and nine points (one goal, eight assists) in the last 12 contests.
Adam Clendening recorded an assist in 18:37 of ice time in tonight's contest. He has registered a point in two of the last three games (one goal, one assist). In addition, Clendening has tallied 10 points (two goals, eight assists) in his last 21 games, including seven points (two goals, five assists) in his last 15 games.
J.T. Millerregistered an assist and posted a plus-one rating in tonight's contest. He has tallied a point in 19 of the last 26 games, registering 26 points (10 goals, 16 assists) over the span. He added to his career-highs in assists (29) and points (48) this season, and he leads the Rangers in points in 2016-17.
Marc Staal skated in his 671st career game as a Ranger in tonight's contest, tying James Patrick for 14th place on the franchise's all-time games played list. In addition, Staal tied Patrick for sixth among Rangers defensemen in career games played. The only defensemen who have skated in more career games with the Blueshirts than Staal are Harry Howell, Brian Leetch, Ron Greschner, Jim Neilson, and Dan Girardi.
Steven Kampfer registered three blocked shots and recorded two shots on goal while making his Rangers debut.