From the NYR:
NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
November 5, 2009 – New York Rangers 4, Edmonton Oilers 2 (Game #17, Road #9)
- The Blueshirts defeated the Edmonton Oilers, 4-2, tonight at Rexall Place to improve to 10-6-1 overall, including a 4-4-1 mark on the road; the win was the Rangers first in Edmonton since Feb. 21, 1999.
- New York tallied three goals in seven power play opportunities to snap a four-game (0-12) goal-scoring drought with the man advantage.
- The Rangers registered a season-high, 39 shots on net, including 14 in each of the game’s first two periods; New York also recorded 28 blocked shots, led by Marc Staal (five) and Dan Girardi (four).
- Christopher Higgins opened the game’s scoring at 15:28 of the first period, his second goal in as many games, and tied for the game-high with six shots in 19:09 of icetime.
- Goaltender Steve Valiquette made 26 saves to record his second win of the season.
- Ales Kotalik led all skaters with three points (one goal and two assists), each of his points coming on the power play; Kotalik is currently tied for the NHL lead with 12 power play points.
- Rangers Alternate Captain Ryan Callahan notched his first goal in 11 games, and added an assist in 20:00 of icetime.
- Marian Gaborik led the team with 24:03 of icetime, and finished with one goal and two points on six shots; he now has 12 goals and 21 points in 15 games this season.
- The Rangers blueline collected three assists in the contest – Michael Del Zotto (one), Marc Staal (one) and Matt Gilroy (one); Rangers Alternate Captain Vinny Prospal also tallied an assist on Kotalik’s game-winning, power play goal.
- The Blueshirts practice schedule for tomorrow, November 6, is 12:00 p.m. at Leduc Recreation Centre in Leduc, Alberta.
- The Rangers return to action on Saturday, November 7, when they will face-off against the Calgary Flames at Pengrowth Saddledome (10:00 p.m.), to conclude their three-game Western Canadian road trip; the game will be televised live on MSG Plus.