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Postgame Notes: Rangers vs. Blackhawks 01.17.19

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / NYRangers.com

Team Notes

  • HOME SWEET HOME - The Rangers have earned at least one point in nine of the last 11 home games, in 16 of the last 19 home games, and in 18 of 24 home games this season. The Blueshirts have posted a 13-6-5 record at MSG thus far in 2018-19.
  • WINNING WAYS - The Blueshirts have won each of their last two games and have earned a win in three of their last four games (3-1-0 record over the last four contests, dating back to Jan. 12 at NY Islanders).
  • WHAT A LINE - The Chris Kreider-Mika Zibanejad-Mats Zuccarello line has registered 13 points (five goals, eight assists) over the last two games, and each player has tallied four or more points over the two contests. In addition, Kreider, Zibanejad, and Zuccarello each tallied a goal in tonight's contest.
  • FOUR SCORE - The Rangers registered four goals in tonight's contest. The Blueshirts have tallied at least four goals in each of the last three games and have recorded 15 goals over the span. Three of the Rangers' four goals in tonight's game were unassisted.
  • THREE'S COMPANY - The Rangers have recorded at least three goals in each of the last three games and in four of the last five games. Including team goals awarded for a shootout win, the Blueshirts have registered three or more goals in 13 of the last 20 games, in 24 of the last 37 games, and in 29 of 47 games this season. The Rangers have posted a 16-8-5 record when tallying three or more goals in a game this season.
  • ONE AND WON - Seven of the Blueshirts' last 13 games, nine of their last 17 games, and 23 of the team's 47 games this season have been decided by one goal. The Rangers have posted a 12-4-7 record in one-goal games in 2018-19.
  • RESILIENT RANGERS - For the 10th time this season, the Blueshirts won a game when allowing the first goal.
  • SHOOTING GALLERY - The Rangers registered 33 shots on goal in tonight's contest, including 13 shots on goal in the second period. The Blueshirts have outshot their opponent in three of the last five games.
  • HITTING MACHINE - The Rangers were credited with 21 hits in tonight's contest. The Blueshirts have registered at least 20 hits in 40 of 47 games this season, including 29 of the last 32 games.
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Postgame Notes: Rangers vs. Hurricanes 01.15.19

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / NYRangers.com

Team Notes

  • EYE OF THE STORM - The Rangers extended their home winning streak against Carolina to 16 games, and the streak dates back to Jan. 5, 2011. The Blueshirts' 16-game home winning streak against the Hurricanes is the longest home winning streak the Rangers have registered against one opponent in franchise history. The Rangers have won 26 of their last 31 games against the Hurricanes, dating back to Feb. 22, 2011 (26-5-0 record over the span). New York has also won 16 of its last 20 games against Carolina, dating back to Apr. 8, 2014 (16-4-0 record).
  • TWO GOOD - Three different Rangers registered two goals in tonight's game (Tony DeAngelo, Pavel Buchnevich, and Mika Zibanejad). Prior to tonight's game, the last time the Blueshirts had three players each post a multi-goal game in the same contest was on Dec. 22, 1996 vs. Florida (Mark Messier, Alexei Kovalev, and Niklas Sundstrom).
  • HOME SWEET HOME - The Rangers have earned at least one point in eight of the last 10 home games, in 15 of the last 18 home games, and in 17 of 23 home games this season. The Blueshirts have posted a 12-6-5 record at MSG thus far in 2018-19.
  • TEAM EFFORT - Nine different Rangers tallied at least one point in tonight's game, and six different Rangers posted a multi-point game in tonight's contest.
  • 20/20 VISION - Six Rangers have registered 20 or more points this season (Mika Zibanejad, Chris Kreider, Kevin Hayes, Jimmy Vesey, Neal Pionk, and Mats Zuccarello).
  • SPECIAL TEAMS - The Rangers were successful on all of their special teams opportunities in tonight's game (3-for-3 on the power play and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill). Prior to tonight's contest, the last time the Blueshirts were successful on all special teams opportunities in one game (min. three power play opportunities and three times shorthanded) was on Feb. 15, 2007 at Carolina.
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Postgame Notes: Rangers at Blue Jackets 01.13.19

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / NYRangers.com

Team Notes

  • YOUTH SERVED - Rangers rookies have tallied nine points over the last 16 games. Filip Chytil and Brett Howden have recorded 30 points (11 goals, 19 assists) through the Rangers' first 45 games of the 2018-19 season. Entering tonight's game, only 10 NHL rookies 20 years old or younger have tallied 14 or more points this season, and the Rangers are the only NHL team that has two of those players (Chytil and Howden).
  • TEAM EFFORT - Four Rangers tallied at least one goal and 10 different Rangers (including goaltender Alexandar Georgiev) recorded at least one point in tonight's contest.
  • GOALS GALORE - The Rangers tied a single-game season-high with five goals in tonight's game. Including team goals awarded for a shootout win, the Blueshirts have registered three or more goals in 11 of the last 18 games, in 22 of the last 35 games, and in 27 of 45 games this season. All of the Rangers' five goals in the game were scored at even strength.
  • KILL ZONE - The Rangers were 5-for-5 (8:16) on the penalty kill in tonight's game and held Columbus to six shots on goal over the Blue Jackets' five power play opportunities. The Blueshirts have not allowed a power play goal in each of the last two games and have successfully killed off all of their opponents' 11 power play opportunities over the two contests. Prior to the last two games, the last time the Rangers were shorthanded five or more times in two consecutive games and did not allow a power play goal in either contest was Jan. 30, 2010 at Phoenix and Jan. 31, 2010 at Colorado.
  • FIRST IN SCORE - The Rangers tallied the first goal of the game for the second time in the last three contests and for the 23rd time in 45 contests this season.
  • BLOCK PARTY - The Blueshirts were credited with 15 blocked shots in tonight's contest. The Rangers have registered 15 or more blocked shots in 29 of 45 games this season.
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Postgame Notes: Rangers at Islanders 01.12.19

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / NYRangers.com

Team Notes

  • KILL ZONE - The Rangers were 6-for-6 (10:36) on the penalty kill in today's game and held the Islanders to seven shots on goal over their six power play opportunities. Prior to today's game, the last time the Rangers did not allow a power play goal against in a game which they were shorthanded six or more times was on Mar. 6, 2017 at Tampa Bay (6-for-6).
  • ONE AND WON - Six of the Blueshirts' last 10 games, eight of their last 14 games, and 22 of the team's 44 games this season have been decided by one goal. The Rangers have posted an 11-4-7 record in games decided by one goal in 2018-19.
  • TWO GOOD - The Rangers have posted a 13-1-0 record when allowing two goals or fewer in a game this season.
  • RESILIENT RANGERS - The Blueshirts won a game when allowing the first goal for the ninth time this season.
  • ALL TIED UP - The score has been tied at the end of the first period in 23 of the Rangers' 44 games thus far this season. In addition, the score has been tied at the end of the second period in 15 of the team's 44 games in 2018-19. The Blueshirts have posted a 14-6-3 record in games which the score has been tied at the end of the first period in 2018-19. The Rangers have also posted an 8-5-2 record in games which the score has been tied at the end of the second period this season.
  • HITTING MACHINE - The Rangers were credited with 27 hits in today's game, including 16 hits in the first period, and 12 of 18 skaters registered at least one hit in the contest. The Blueshirts have registered at least 20 hits in 38 of 44 games this season, including 27 of the last 29 games.
  • NEW YORK, NEW YORK - The Rangers earned a win at Barclays Center for the first time in franchise history. The Rangers' win in today's game was also their first all-time win in the borough of Brooklyn. The Blueshirts have now earned at least one win in four of New York City's five boroughs (Manhattan - Madison Square Garden; Brooklyn - Barclays Center; The Bronx - Yankee Stadium; Queens - Citi Field).
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Recap: Rangers Come Up Short Against Islanders

by Michael Obernauer / NYRangers.com

This was the best game the Rangers have played all week, which made it the toughest loss of all to swallow.

Josh Bailey scored the go-ahead goal with 1:26 to play on the Islanders' first and only shot of the third period, sending the Rangers to a painstaking 4-3 loss to their crosstown rivals on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.

Trailing by a goal to start the third, the Rangers played one of their more dominant periods of the season, outshooting the Islanders 17-1 in the frame and winning battles all over the ice surface - and drawing even on the scoreboard on Jesper Fast's seventh goal of the season with under 12 minutes to play. But with time winding down, Cal Clutterbuck led a rush down the right wing and stayed wide with the puck, then Bailey got free of Neal Pionk in front and Clutterbuck put a pass onto his tape.

"We've had heartbreaking losses, but that's right up there. Might be at the top of the list," David Quinn said. "Because I was really proud of the way we played - not just in the third period. Maybe we didn't look great in the first two, but we battled through some things. Then to come out the way we did in the third period and to play with the pace and the energy that we did, says an awful lot about our character.

"But character's not getting us wins right now."

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Postgame: Rangers vs. Islanders 01.10.19

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / NYRangers.com

Team Notes

  • YOUTH SERVED - As of the conclusion of tonight's game, only nine NHL rookies 20 years old or younger have tallied at least 14 points this season, and the Rangers are the only NHL team that has two of those players (Filip Chytil and Brett Howden).
  • TEAM EFFORT - Three different Rangers tallied a goal and eight different Rangers recorded a point in tonight's contest.
  • 20/20 VISION - Five different Rangers have registered 20 or more points this season (Mika Zibanejad, Kevin Hayes, Chris Kreider, Jimmy Vesey, and Neal Pionk).
  • GOALS GALORE - The Blueshirts recorded three goals in tonight's contest. Including team goals awarded for a shootout win, the Blueshirts have registered three or more goals in 10 of the last 16 games, in 21 of the last 33 games, and in 26 of 43 games this season.
  • POWER RANGERS - The Blueshirts were 1-for-3 (4:27) on the power play in tonight's contest. The Rangers have recorded a power play goal in four of the last eight games (4-for-17; 23.5%). In addition, the Rangers have tallied eight power play goals over the last 13 games (8-for-35; 22.9%). The Rangers have recorded a power play goal in 12 of the last 28 games and have registered 16 power play goals over the span (16-for-73; 21.9%).
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Recap: Rangers Take Some Positives as Road Trip Ends in Vegas

by Michael Obernauer / NYRangers.com

The Rangers were looking for improvement on Tuesday night, and they found it in their best game of this Western road trip. But facing the defending Western Conference champs, a team that has yet to lose in 2019, that was enough to come up just short.

Wrapping up a three-game trip in the desert, the Rangers fell to the Golden Knights, 4-2, on Tuesday night in Las Vegas. They headed back home emptyhanded on the road trip and with their first four-game losing streak of the season, but also with a sense that Tuesday's performance at least was a step toward climbing out of it.

"We did a lot of better things tonight, but it's tough sledding right now," Chris Kreider said. "You knew that was going to happen before it got better. But we did a lot of things well tonight as opposed to the last few games. That's the only way that you can turn this thing around is with hard work and committing to the details and committing to doing the small things that win hockey games.

"So it was definitely better tonight, and it's coming."

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Postgame Notes: Rangers at Golden Knights 01.08.19

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / NYRangers.com

Team Notes

  • SHOOTING GALLERY - The Rangers registered 29 shots on goal in tonight's contest, including 14 shots on goal in the third period, as 14 of 18 skaters recorded at least one shot on goal in the game.
  • HOT AT THE DOT - The Blueshirts won 30 of 59 faceoffs in tonight's game (50.8%), including nine of 15 faceoffs in the offensive zone (60.0%) and 14 of 23 faceoffs in the defensive zone (60.9%). The Rangers have posted a faceoff win percentage of 50.0% or better in four of the last five games and in eight of the last 15 contests.
  • HITTING MACHINE - The Rangers were credited with 26 hits in tonight's game and 13 of 18 skaters registered at least one hit in the contest. The Blueshirts have registered at least 20 hits in 36 of 42 games this season, including 25 of the last 27 games. In addition, the Rangers have been credited with 25 or more hits in 26 of 42 games in 2018-19.
  • TAKE IT AWAY - The Rangers recorded 15 takeaways in tonight's game, and 11 different skaters registered at least one takeaway in the game. The Blueshirts' 15 takeaways were tied for the second-most the team has registered in one game this season.
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Recap: Rangers Suffer Second Loss of Road Trip in Arizona

by Michael Obernauer / NYRangers.com

The Rangers' road trip continued on Sunday afternoon and so did their struggles over the past five days.

Hitting the halfway point of the 2018-19 season, the Rangers went down to a 5-0 defeat at Gila River Arena and fell to 0-2 on their three-game road trip. The loss was the third in a row overall for the Blueshirts, who were shut out for the third time this season.

The Rangers will now head to Las Vegas looking to finish the three-game road trip on a high note against a Golden Knights team that won its sixth straight game on Sunday. They will hope to have Kevin Hayes back for that one after the team's second-leading scorer missed his second consecutive game on Sunday with an upper-body injury that remains day-to-day.

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