From the Rangers:
NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
January 14, 2010 – New York Rangers 0, Ottawa Senators 2 (Game #47, Home #25)
· The Rangers were defeated by the Ottawa Senators, 2-0, tonight at Madison Square Garden, and have now posted a record of 22-18-7 (51 pts.) overall and 10-11-4 (24 pts.) at home this season.
· New York have now recorded a point in 12 of their last 14 games (9-2-3), and are 8-2-1 (17 pts.) against Northeast Division opponents this season.
· The Rangers penalty kill held the Senators scoreless in one power play opportunity, and have now held their opponents scoreless on the man advantage in their last 21 chances, including each of the last seven games overall and the last five games at MSG.
· Henrik Lundqvist made 32 saves and has now held opponents to two or fewer goals in 16 of his last 19 games; prior to Chris Campoli’s goal at 18:46 of the third, Lundqvist stopped 81 consecutive shots and registered a 127:06 scoreless streak, dating back to Jan. 9 at Boston (D. Wideman, 16:16 of the third period).
· Rangers Captain Chris Drury registered a season-high 19 faceoff wins, and recorded a 79% (19-24) success rate; he has recorded a 50%-or-better faceoff winning percentage in each of the last six games, registering a 63.1% (77-122) success rate over the span; Drury also tied for the team-high with five shots on net.
· The Rangers won 44 of 63 faceoffs for a success rate of 70% in the contest.
· Ryan Callahan tallied a team-high six hits in 19:54 of icetime, and has now registered 165 hits on the season; entering tonight’s contest, Callahan ranked fourth overall in the NHL in hits.
· The Blueshirts practice schedule for tomorrow, Jan. 15, is 12:00 p.m. at the MSG Training Center.
· The Rangers return to action when they will face-off against the St. Louis Blues on Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Scottrade Center (8:00 p.m.), in the first game of a back-to-back set; the game will be televised live on PIX 11 and can be heard on 970 The Apple.
John Tortorella on tonight’s game… “We were outworked. That team wanted to play harder than we did tonight. They deserve what they got and we deserve what we got. It is funny what happens. It is simple game of work habit and they simply worked harder.”
Henrik Lundqvist on tonight’s game… “We played hard for the whole game and then I don’t know what we did in the last minute. When you don’t score, a mistake like that costs you. It is frustrating because, I think, everybody is playing hard and playing solid defensively but it comes down to we need to score goals, too.”
Ryan Callahan on tonight’s game… “No excuses. I don’t understand why we’re not ready, but we have to start getting prepared to play games. We wanted to make sure there was no let down after the (New) Jersey game, after being such an emotional game, and I thought we did that and tonight we come out and we have a start like that. I don’t know what the explanation is but it definitely has to change.”