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Rangers vs. Hurricanes 11.29.16: Postgame Notes

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Team Notes

  • EYE OF THE STORM - By earning a win in tonight's game, the Rangers extended their home winning streak against the Hurricanes to 12 games (the streak dates back to Jan. 5, 2011). The Rangers' 12-game home winning streak against Carolina is the longest home winning streak the Rangers have posted against one opponent in franchise history.
  • WINNING WAYS - The Rangers have won 15 of their last 22 games (15-6-1), including 14 of their last 20 games (14-5-1) and 11 of their last 16 games (11-4-1).
  • BOUNCE BACK - Since Dec. 22, 2015, the Rangers have posted a 24-4-1 record in the game following a loss (regulation or overtime/shootout). New York has posted a 7-0-1 record in games following a loss in 2016-17. The Rangers have not gone two consecutive games without earning at least one point in 2016-17.
  • HOME COOKING - New York has posted a 9-4-1 record in 14 games at MSG this season. In addition, The Blueshirts have earned at least one point in 71 of their last 94 home games, dating back to Oct. 16, 2014 (61-23-10 record).
  • TOP TEN - The Rangers are the only NHL team that has three players who have tallied 10 or more goals this season (Michael Grabner, Kevin Hayes, and Rick Nash).
  • COMEBACK KIDS - New York has posted a 7-3-0 record when allowing the first goal of the game this season. The Rangers registered a win in a game which they trailed entering the third period for the first time in 2016-17.
  • TWO GOOD - The Rangers have allowed two goals or fewer in regulation/overtime in 16 of their last 21 games, dating back to Oct. 19 vs. Detroit.
  • SECOND HELPING - The Rangers have outscored their opponents, 37-18, in the second period this season.
  • FULL HOUSE - Tonight's game was the Rangers' 199th consecutive regular season sellout and the Blueshirts' 240th consecutive sellout (regular season and playoffs combined). The Rangers' sellout streak dates back to Nov. 3, 2011.

Three Stars on Broadway

  • Rick Nash tallied two points, recorded three shots on goal, and posted a plus-one rating. He has tallied a goal/point in three of the last five contests (three goals, two assists).
  • Jimmy Vesey registered the game-winning goal and posted a plus-two rating. He is tied for the team lead in game-winning goals (three) and power play goals (three) in 2016-17.
  • Henrik Lundqvist made 26 saves and earned his 11th win of the season in tonight's contest. Lundqvist earned his 385th career NHL win, tying Mike Vernon for 13th place on the NHL's all-time wins list.

Blueshirt Breakdown

  • Nick Holden registered a goal in 20:46 of ice time. He is tied for first among Rangers defensemen in goals this season (three), and he has registered 10 points (three goals, seven assists) in the last 16 games.
  • Brady Skjei tallied an assist on the game-winning goal. He ranks second on the Rangers in assists this season (12).
  • Alain Vigneault coached his 270th career game with the Rangers in tonight's contest, passing Colin Campbell for sole possession of ninth place on the franchise's all-time games coached list.
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