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Rangers at Sharks 3.28.17: Postgame Notes

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / NYRangers.com

Team Notes

  • CLINCHING A BERTH - By earning a point in tonight's game, the Rangers clinched a berth in the 2017 NHL Playoffs. The Blueshirts have earned a playoff berth in seven consecutive seasons (since 2010-11) and in 11 of 12 seasons since 2005-06. The Rangers are one of three NHL teams that have made the playoffs in every season since 2010-11 (along with Chicago and Pittsburgh). The Rangers are one of four NHL teams that have made the playoffs 11 times in 12 seasons since 2005-06, along with Detroit, Pittsburgh, and San Jose. The Rangers have reached the playoffs in at least seven consecutive seasons for the fourth time in franchise history and for the first time since 1977-78 - 1986-87 (10 seasons).
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Rangers Defeated by Ducks in Anaheim

Magic Number Remains at Two

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

The Rangers' checkmark for the playoffs will have to wait at least another day.

The Ducks scored two goals in 1:56 early in the third period to break a 3-3 tie, on their way to handing the Rangers a 6-3 loss. 

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Rangers at Ducks 3.26.17: Postgame Notes

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / NYRangers.com

Team Notes

  • THREE'S COMPANY - The Rangers have tallied three or more goals in each of the last two games, in seven of the last 10 games, and in 45 games this season. New York ranks fourth in the NHL in games with three or more goals in 2016-17.
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Postgame Roundup: PK Shines, Girardi Returns

Plus Stepan Reaches Milestone with Leetch, Messier and Graves

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

LOS ANGELES - While the Rangers would prefer to not have to spend any time on the penalty kill up two goals in the third period, that was the spot they found themselves in late against the Kings Saturday night.

But the penalty kill, which had allowed goals in eight consecutive games, was perfect in 4:44 of shorthanded time in the third period to preserve the 3-0 win.

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Rangers Open Trip With Shutout Win Over Kings

Raanta Makes 30 Saves for Fourth Shutout of the Season

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

LOS ANGELES -- The first stop on the Rangers' three-game road trip through California ended as so many games in enemy territory have this season: with a win.

New York blanked the Los Angeles Kings, 3-0, Saturday at Staples Center for their NHL-leading 27th road victory of the year.

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Rangers at Kings 3.25.17: Postgame Notes

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / NYRangers.com

Team Notes

  • ROAD WARRIORS - The Rangers lead the NHL in road wins this season (27) and since the start of the 2013-14 season (99). The Blueshirts have won eight of their last 10 road games (8-1-1), 12 of their last 15 road contests (12-2-1), and 20 of their last 25 road games (20-4-1). The Rangers' 27 road wins in 2016-17 are the second-most in one season in franchise history, and the only season in which the Blueshirts earned more than 27 road wins was 2014-15 (28). The Rangers' 27 road wins this season are also tied for the fifth-most any NHL team has earned in one season in league history. The only four teams that have earned more road wins in one season than the Rangers have in 2016-17 are the Detroit Red Wings in 2005-06 (31), the Rangers in 2014-15 (28), the New Jersey Devils in 1998-99 (28), and the San Jose Sharks in 2015-16 (28).
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Rangers vs. Islanders 3.22.17: Postgame Notes

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / NYRangers.com

Team Notes

  • POWER SURGE - The Blueshirts were 1-for-4 (6:38) on the power play in the contest. The Rangers have recorded at least one power play goal in five of the last seven games, tallying seven power play goals over the span (7-for-21; 33.3%).
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Rangers Topped by Islanders 3-2 at Home

Blueshirts allow two PPG in third

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

The Rangers' penalty killing struggles continued and thus, so did the team's slump at home. The Rangers allowed two power play goals in the third period in a 3-2 loss to the Islanders Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.

The Rangers led 2-1 after 40 minutes, but goals from Nikolay Kulemin and Andrew Ladd with the man advantage turned a one-goal advantage into a one-goal deficit midway through the third period.

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Rangers Earn Point in Physical Affair With Devils

Blueshirts fall to New Jersey, 3-2, in overtime

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

NEWARK -- Tuesday's edition of Rangers Devils took 35 minutes to get going, but ultimately turned in a thrilling final 30 minutes of hockey.

And despite the 3-2 overtime loss, it was a game the Rangers felt they could hang their hats on.

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Rangers at Devils 3.21.17: Postgame Notes

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / NYRangers.com

Team Notes

  • THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT - Three Rangers rookies (Brady Skjei, Jimmy Vesey, and Pavel Buchnevich) have tallied at least 20 points this season. Prior to this season, the last time the Rangers had three rookies who registered 20 or more points in the same season was 1999-00 (Mike York, Jan Hlavac, and Kim Johnsson).
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