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Rangers vs. Lightning 3.13.17: Postgame Notes

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Team Notes

  • ON POINT - Rangers defensemen have tallied 30 points (11 goals, 19 assists) over the last 16 games and a Rangers defenseman has recorded a goal in nine of the 16 contests. Seven different defensemen have recorded a goal over the span (Klein, Girardi, Holden, McDonagh, Clendening, Skjei, and Kampfer). A Blueshirts defenseman has notched a point on 16 of the team's last 25 goals.
  • SHUTTING THE DOOR - The Rangers allowed a single-game season-low 16 shots on goal. Prior to tonight's contest, the last time the Blueshirts held an opponent to 16 or fewer shots on goal in one game was Dec. 14, 2014 at Edmonton.
  • HOT AT THE DOT - The Blueshirts won 37 of 60 faceoffs in tonight's contest (61.7%), and all five skaters who took a faceoff for the Rangers in tonight's contest posted a faceoff win percentage of 50.0% or better in the game.
  • CLOSE CALL - Since Jan. 7, 17 of the Rangers' 29 games have been decided by one goal.
  • Michael Grabner recorded a goal in 13:35 of ice time in tonight's contest. As of the conclusion of tonight's game, Grabner is tied for the NHL lead in even strength goals this season (26). He leads the Rangers in goals in 2016-17 (27), and 35 of his 39 points this season have either been a goal or the primary assist on a goal.
  • Steven Kampfer registered his first goal as a Ranger and was credited with two hits in tonight's contest. He has tallied two points (one goal, one assist) in the last four games.
  • Mats Zuccarello tallied an assist, registered three shots on goal, was credited with two hits, and posted a plus-one rating in 18:27 of ice time. He leads the Rangers in assists this season (36), and he has tallied an assist/point in four of the last six games (four assists). Zuccarello has registered 28 points (four goals, 24 assists) in the last 37 games.
  • Chris Kreider notched an assist, tied for the game-high with three hits, recorded three shots on goal, and posted a plus-one rating in 18:06 of ice time. Kreider extended his point streak to four games (two goals, three assists), including his assist streak to three games. In addition, he has recorded six points (three goals, three assists) in the last six contests.
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