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Rangers vs. Coyotes 10.23.16: Postgame Notes

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / NYRangers.com

Team Notes

  • BACK-TO-BACK - In their last 83 back-to-back sets (dating back to the start of the 2010-11 season), the Rangers have posted a 54-23-6 record in the second game of the set.
  • HOME COOKING - The Blueshirts have earned at least one point in 64 of their last 84 home games, dating back to Oct. 16, 2014 (55-20-9 record). In addition, the Rangers have posted a 30-11-4 record at MSG since the start of last season.
  • HOWLIN' FOR YOU - The Rangers have won each of their last eight home games against the Coyotes, dating back to Nov. 24, 2008. In addition, the Blueshirts have won 17 of their last 19 home games against the Jets/Coyotes franchise, dating back to Jan. 6, 1992 (17-2-0-0 record). Overall, New York has won each of its last six games against the Coyotes, dating back to Mar. 24, 2014.
  • TEAM EFFORT - With Josh Jooris and Dan Girardi tallying a goal in tonight's game, 12 different Rangers have registered a goal and 20 different Blueshirts (including goaltender Antti Raanta) have tallied at least one point through the first six games of the season.
  • THREE'S COMPANY - New York has registered at least three goals (including team goals awarded for a shootout win) in 55 of 88 regular season games since the start of last season. The Rangers have posted a 42-9-4 record in games which they have registered three or more goals over the span.
  • TWO GOOD - The Blueshirts have won 29 of the last 30 games in which they allowed two goals or fewer, dating back to Dec. 15, 2015 vs. Edmonton (29-1-0).
  • BLOCK PARTY - The Rangers were credited with 28 blocked shots in tonight's contest, as 14 different skaters registered at least one blocked shot in the contest.
  • SPECIAL TEAMS - New York outscored Arizona, 1-0, on special teams in tonight's game. Since the start of the 2014-15 season, the Rangers have posted a 35-2-3 record in games which they have outscored their opponent on special teams.
  • POWER SURGE - The Rangers were 1-for-2 (3:21) on the power play in the contest. New York has registered a power play goal in four of the first six games this season. The Blueshirts have tallied at least one power play goal in 41 games since the start of last season and have posted a 28-9-4 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 20-2-2 record in the last 24 games in which they did not allow a power play goal, dating back to Dec. 22, 2015 vs. Anaheim.
  • SMOOTH SAILING ON THE PACIFIC - Since the start of last season, the Rangers have earned at least one point in each of their nine home games against Pacific Division opponents (8-0-1 record over the span).
  • FULL HOUSE - Tonight's game was the Rangers' 230th consecutive sellout (189 regular season games, 41 playoff games over the span). The Blueshirts' sellout streak dates back to Nov. 3, 2011.

Three Stars on Broadway

  • Dan Girardi tallied the game-winning goal, was credited with three hits, recorded two shots on goal, registered two blocked shots, and posted a plus-two rating in 19:15 of ice time. Girardi is the 10th defenseman in Rangers history who has tallied at least one goal in 10 different seasons with the team. He has tallied five points (two goals, three assists) in his last six games against the Coyotes.
  • Ryan McDonagh tallied an assist and led all skaters with five blocked shots while skating in a team-high 22:17 of ice time. McDonagh extended his assist/point streak to four games, and his four-game assist streak is tied for his career-high. The Rangers captain leads the team in assists thus far this season (five). In addition, McDonagh has led the Rangers in ice time in each of the first six games of the 2016-17 season.
  •  Henrik Lundqvist made 27 saves to earn his third win of the season. Lundqvist has now started both games of a back-to-back set 75 times during the regular season in his NHL career. In the second game of those back-to-back sets, Lundqvist has posted a 47-21-7 record, along with a 2.05 GAA, a .929 SV%, and 8 SO. He has allowed two goals in each of his last three appearances.

Blueshirt Breakdown

  • J.T. Miller tallied a power play goal, led all skaters with seven shots on goal and four hits, and won four of seven faceoffs (57.1%). Miller has tallied a point in four of six games this season (two goals, two assists), including three of the last four games (one goal, two assists).
  • Josh Jooris registered a goal, was credited with two hits, and posted a plus-one rating in 11:27 of ice time. Jooris' goal was his first goal and his first point as a member of the Rangers.
  • Brady Skjei tallied an assist on the game-winning goal, recorded two shots on goal, and posted a plus-two rating in 16:48 of ice time. He is tied for second among Rangers defensemen in assists this season (two).
  • Michael Grabner tallied an assist, was credited with three blocked shots, and posted a plus-one rating. Grabner's assist was his first as a Ranger, and he has tallied three points (two goals, one assist) in the first six games of the season.
  • Jesper Fast recorded an assist and posted a plus-one rating in 14:55 of ice time. He has tallied an assist/point in three of the Rangers' first six games this season (three assists over the span).
  • Brandon Pirri registered an assist in 12:09 of ice time. Pirri has tallied a point in each of the last two games (one goal, one assist) and has recorded four points (two goals, two assists) in six games in 2016-17.
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