- Rangers Report - http://rangers.lohudblogs.com -

Post-game notes

Posted By On December 15, 2010 @ 10:53 pm In Hockey,New York Rangers | 69 Comments

From the Rangers:

December 15, 2010 – New York Rangers 4, Pittsburgh Penguins 1 (Game No. 33, Away No. 17)

* The Rangers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-1, tonight at CONSOL Energy Center, to improve to 19-13-1 overall and post their league leading, 12th road win (12-5-0).  After falling behind, 1-0, late in the opening frame, the Blueshirts notched four goals in the third period to record their first regulation win in Pittsburgh since Jan. 19, 2006 (4-2).  New York is now 12-6-0 in their last 18 games, and have won five of their last six road games.
* The Blueshirts improved to 5-4-0 in the first game of back-to-back sets, with a 4-4-0 mark when the first game is on the road.
* The Rangers tallied one power play goal in three opportunities (4:20), and have now registered a goal on the man advantage in six of the last seven games (6-26, 23.1% over the span).
* Henrik Lundqvist stopped 27 shots to improve to 14-11-1 overall, including a record of 10-5-0 on the road.  He is now 7-3-0 with a 1.58 goals against average, a .940 save percentage and three shutouts in the last 10 games.  Lundqvist now leads the NHL with 10 road wins.
* Alex Frolov posted his second multi-point effort of the season with the game-winning goal at 10:25 of the third period, added an assist and posted a plus-two rating.  He tallied the game-winner just 15 seconds after Erik Christensen tied the score at one goal apiece.  Frolov has now registered three points (one goal, two assists) in the last two games.
* Brian Boyle capped off the game’s scoring with an even strength goal at 16:29 of the third period, tallied the primary assist on Alex Frolov’s game-winning goal, and led all skaters with six shots and six hits in the contest.  Boyle has now registered six points (two goals, four assists) in the last six games.
* Erik Christensen notched a power play goal at 10:10 of the third period to tie the score at one goal apiece.  The Rangers improved to 6-0-0 when Christensen tallies a goal and are 9-1-0 when he registers a point.
* Marian Gaborik tallied the only assist on Christensen’s power play goal, and led all forwards with 23:00 of ice time.  Gaborik has now registered 17 points (nine goals, eight assists) in his last 16 games.
* Artem Anisimov recorded an even strength goal at 14:55 of the third period, and has now registered three points (two goals, one assist) in the last two games.
* Dan Girardi registered an assist on the game-winning goal, and was credited with a game-high, four blocked shots.  Girardi has now tallied four assists in the last five games, and leads the team with 15 assists on the season.
* Defensemen Michal Rozsival and Michael Del Zotto each recorded an assist on Anisimov’s goal.  Rozsival has now registered four assists in the last four games.
* Marc Staal tallied one assist and three blocked shots, and led all skaters with 25:32 of ice time.  He has now registered nine points (three goals, six assists) in the last 11 games, including points in each of the last three (two goals, two assists).
* The Rangers will return to action tomorrow, Dec. 16, when they will face-off against the Phoenix Coyotes at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), to conclude their ninth back-to-back set of the season.  The Blueshirts enter the contest with a record of 8-0-0 in the second game of back-to-backs, having out-scored their opponent 27-6 in those games, and are 3-0-0 when the second game is at home.  Please note the Rangers do not have a morning skate scheduled prior to the contest.  The game will be televised live on MSG Network and can be heard on 1050 ESPN Radio or newyorkrangers.com.

Article printed from Rangers Report: http://rangers.lohudblogs.com

URL to article: http://rangers.lohudblogs.com/2010/12/15/post-game-notes-53/