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Rangers vs. Sabres 1.3.17: Postgame Notes

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Team Notes

  • SHUTTING THE DOOR - The Rangers allowed 19 shots on goal in the contest, which is tied for the fourth-fewest they have allowed in one game this season. New York has allowed 19 shots on goal or fewer in five games in 2016-17.


  • FULL HOUSE - Tonight's game was the Rangers' 206th consecutive regular season sellout and the Blueshirts' 247th consecutive sellout (regular season and playoffs combined). The Rangers' sellout streak dates back to Nov. 3, 2011.
  • Nick Holden  registered a goal and was credited with two hits in 19:25 of ice time. He leads Rangers defensemen in goals (eight) and even strength goals (six) this season. Holden has registered nine points (five goals, four assists) in the last 12 games, including five points (four goals, one assist) in the last four contests.
  • J.T. Miller tallied an assist and posted a plus-one rating in the contest. Miller extended his point streak to three games (three goals, two assists over the span), and he is tied for fifth on the Rangers in assists this season (15).
  • Oscar Lindberg  recorded an assist, won five of eight faceoffs (62.5%), and posted a plus-one rating. Lindberg has tallied an assist/point in each of the last two games (two assists) and has registered four assists/points in the last 11 contests. In addition, Lindberg has posted a faceoff win percentage of 50.0% or better in 11 of the last 16 games.
  • Henrik Lundqvist  made his 712th career appearance with the Rangers in tonight's contest, passing Olaf Kolzig for the fourth-most appearances by a goaltender with one franchise in NHL history. The only goaltenders in NHL history who have appeared in more career games with one franchise than Lundqvist has with the Rangers are Martin Brodeur (New Jersey), Tony Esposito (Chicago), and Terry Sawchuk (Detroit).
  • Alain Vigneault coached his 286th career game as the Rangers' Head Coach tonight, passing Herb Brooks for sole possession of seventh place on the franchise's all-time games coached list.
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