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Rangers vs. Senators (Game 3): Postgame Notes

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / NYRangers.com

Team Notes

  • WINNING WAYS - The Rangers have earned at least one win in each of their last 21 playoff series (dating back to the start of the 2007 Playoffs), which is now the longest streak in franchise history (the longest streak was previously 20 consecutive playoff series with at least one win from the Quarterfinals against Boston in 1970 to the Quarterfinals against St. Louis in 1981).
  • DOWN, BUT NOT OUT - The Rangers have won seven of the last 10 playoff games they have played when trailing in a series, dating back to Game 5 of the Second Round against Washington in 2015.
  • FOUR SCORE - Each of the Rangers' four forward lines tallied a goal in tonight's game, and nine different Rangers forwards notched at least one point in the contest.
  • PLAYOFF PERFORMERS - The Rangers lead the NHL in playoff games played since the start of the 2012 Playoffs (90), and the Blueshirts also lead all Eastern Conference teams in playoff wins (45). The only NHL team that has earned more playoff wins than the Rangers have over the span is Chicago (48).
  • HOME COOKING - New York has won three of four games at MSG during the 2017 Playoffs, including each of the last three playoff contests at home. The Rangers have earned at least one win at home in 20 of their last 21 playoff series, dating back to the start of the 2007 Playoffs.
  • TWO GOOD - The Rangers have allowed two goals or fewer in five of the last six games and in six of nine playoff contests in 2017. In addition, the Blueshirts have allowed two goals or fewer in each of their five playoff wins in 2017 and in 28 of their 30 playoff wins since the start of the 2014 Playoffs.
  • SHOOTING GALLERY - New York registered 30 shots on goal in tonight's contest, as 16 of 18 skaters recorded at least one shot on goal. The Rangers have registered at least 30 shots on goal in seven of nine playoff games this year.
  • SPECIAL TEAMS - The Rangers have either won or tied their opponent in special teams scoring in eight of nine playoff games this year.
  • KILL ZONE - New York was 3-for-3 (3:51) on the penalty kill in the contest. Dating back to the regular season, the Rangers have not allowed a power play goal in 10 of their last 14 games (38-for-43; 88.4%).
  • SECOND HELPING - New York outscored Ottawa, 2-1, in the second period of tonight's game. Through nine playoff games in 2017, the Rangers have outscored their opponents, 12-4, in the second period.

Three Stars on Broadway

  • Mats Zuccarello registered two points (one goal, one assist) and posted a plus-two rating. He is tied for the team lead in goals in the playoffs this year (four), and he has registered five points (three goals, two assists) in the last four games, including four points (three goals, one assist) in the last two home games.
  • Henrik Lundqvist stopped 26 of 27 shots he faced to earn his 60th career NHL playoff win. He is the 15th goaltender in NHL history who has earned at least 60 career playoff wins, and he tied Turk Broda for 14th place on the league's all-time playoff wins list. Lundqvist leads active NHL goaltenders in career playoff appearances (125) and career playoff wins (60).
  • Mika Zibanejad recorded an assist, led all skaters with six shots on goal, and posted a plus-two rating. He leads the Rangers in assists (six) and points (seven) in the 2017 Playoffs. Zibanejad has recorded an assist/point in four of the last five games (one goal, five assists), and he has registered seven points (one goal, six assists) in the last seven contests.

Blueshirt Breakdown

  • Alain Vigneault earned his 67th career NHL playoff win as a head coach in tonight's game, passing Lindy Ruff for sole possession of 13th place on the league's all-time playoff wins list among head coaches. He also earned his 30th career playoff win as the Rangers' Head Coach in tonight's contest, becoming the third head coach in franchise history to accomplish the feat. The only head coaches who have earned more career playoff wins with the Rangers than Vigneault has are Emile Francis (34) and Lester Patrick (32).
  • Michael Grabner tallied the game-winning goal, tied for the game-high with two takeaways, and posted a plus-one rating. Grabner is tied for the team lead in goals in the 2017 Playoffs (four), and he has recorded a goal/point in each of the last two games.
  • Rick Nash recorded a goal and tied for the game-high with two takeaways. He has registered 16 points (eight goals, eight assists) in his last 18 playoff games, dating back to Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final against Tampa Bay in 2015.
  • Derek Stepan notched an assist, won seven of 10 faceoffs (70.0%), and tied for the game-high with two takeaways. Stepan skated in his 94th career playoff game with the Rangers in tonight's contest, passing Walt Tkaczuk for sole possession of third place on the franchise's all-time playoff games played list (among skaters). Stepan has now played more playoff games with the Rangers than any other forward in franchise history. The only skaters who have played more playoff games with the Rangers than Stepan has are Dan Girardi and Marc Staal, and the only three players who have appeared in more career playoff games with the Blueshirts than Stepan are Girardi, Staal, and Henrik Lundqvist. He tallied his 47th career playoff point with the Rangers in tonight's contest, tying Ron Duguay for eighth place on the franchise's all-time playoff points list.
  • Oscar Lindberg tallied his first career NHL playoff goal, was credited with three hits, recorded two blocked shots, and posted a plus-one rating.
  • Dan Girardi notched an assist, tied for the game-high with four hits, and posted a plus-one rating in 20:00 of ice time. He tallied his 27th career playoff assist and 33rd career playoff point with the Rangers. He passed James Patrick for sole possession of fifth place on the Rangers' all-time playoff assists list among defensemen, and he passed Barry Beck for sole possession of fifth place on the franchise's all-time playoff points list among defensemen.
  • Jimmy Vesey registered an assist and tied for the game-high with two takeaways. Vesey ranks third on the Rangers in assists in the playoffs this year (three).
  • J.T. Miller notched an assist and posted a plus-one rating. Miller has tallied an assist/point in two of the Rangers' last four games, including each of the team's last two home games.
  • Tanner Glass recorded an assist, was credited with three hits, and posted a plus-one rating in 10:00 of ice time. Glass has recorded two points (one goal, one assist) in four playoff games this year.
  • Ryan McDonagh skated in his 93rd career playoff game with the Rangers in tonight's contest, tying Walt Tkaczuk for fourth place on the franchise's all-time playoff games played list (among skaters).
  • Chris Kreider skated in his 74th career playoff game with the Rangers in tonight's contest, passing Carl Hagelin for sole possession of 10th place on the franchise's all-time playoff games played list (among skaters).
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