Post-game notes


from the Rangers:

November 15, 2011 (Game 16, Away Game 9)
Nassau Coliseum – Uniondale, New York 

                                         1st   2nd   3rd   OT   Final

New York Rangers              1      1       2        –       4
New York Islanders             1      0       1        –       2

Team Notes:

–        The Rangers defeated the New York Islanders, 4-2, tonight at Nassau Coliseum to extend their winning streak to seven games, dating back to Oct. 31 vs. San Jose.

–        New York improved to 10-3-3 (23 pts) on the season, including a 5-2-2 record on the road.

–        The Blueshirts’ last seven-game winning streak was during the 2009-10 season (Oct. 3 – Oct. 17).

–        The Rangers have out-scored their opponents, 27-11, during their current seven-game winning streak.

–        The Blueshirts have registered at least one point in 11 of the last 13 games (10-2-1 over the span), including in each of the last eight games (7-0-1).  The last time New York registered an eight-game point streak was when they tallied at least one point in 13 consecutive games from Feb. 9, 2008 to Mar. 10, 2008.

–        The Rangers were credited with 22 blocked shots, led by Michael Del Zotto, Dan Girardi and Michael Sauer who all tied for the game-high with four blocked shots.

Player Notes:

–        Henrik Lundqvist made 31 saves to extend his winning streak to five games, and improved to 7-3-3 overall with a 4-2-2 mark on the road.  He has posted a 1.77 goals against average with a .941 save percentage during the streak.  Lundqvist has made 30 or more saves in seven games this season, posting a 4-2-1 record with a 2.25 goals against average, a .936 save percentage and one shutout in those contests.

–        Brad Richards notched the game-winning goal with 4:55 remaining in regulation, and registered four shots on goal and a plus-three rating in 19:30 of ice time.  He has tallied eight points (five goals, three assists) in the last eight games.

–        Ryan Callahan tallied two points (one goal, one assist), including an empty net goal with 0:01 remaining in regulation, while skating in his 300th career NHL contest.  He also tied for the game-high with five hits and posted a plus-three rating in 20:18 of ice time.  Callahan has registered nine points (six goals, three assists) in the last eight games, including four points (two goals, two assists) in the last two contests.

–        Sean Avery opened the game’s scoring with an even strength tally at 14:43 of the first period, and registered two hits in 11:57 of ice time.  It was the second consecutive game he notched the game’s first goal in the opening period.

–        Steve Eminger recorded his first point of the season with an even strength goal at 6:07 of the second period, and posted three shots on goal and a plus-two rating in the contest.  He is now eight points shy of 100 NHL career points.

–        Brandon Dubinsky tallied the lone assist on Richards’ game-winning goal at 15:05 of the third period, and posted a plus-three rating in 19:26 of ice time.  He has registered six points (one goal, five assists) in the last seven games, including three points (one goal, two assists) in the last two.

–        Jeff Woywitka, Brian Boyle, Ryan McDonagh and Michael Sauer each recorded their second assist in as many games with one assist apiece in the contest.  Woywitka also posted a plus-two rating as the Rangers improved 10-1-0 when he is in the lineup.  Boyle was credited with four hits in 13:19 of ice time.  McDonagh was credited with three blocked shots in 24:21 of ice time, and has registered three assists and a plus-eight rating in the last five games.  Sauer tied for the game-high with four blocked shots in 20:23 of ice time.

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  1. “Woywitka also posted a plus-two rating as the Rangers improved 10-1-0 when he is in the lineup.”

    Ha! Who needs Stahl?

    This is the Jeff Woywitka era…

  2. Playing IN Montreal on a Saturday night riding a 7 game win streak? yiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiikes…Gotta say it- Start Biron!

  3. get all the points they can early in the season.

    i am thinking I would feel more confident long term in this team if staal was in the lineup..

  4. I must say that what has impressed me most during this stretch is the remarkable improvement of their passing game. That’s right. Lately I’ve noticed that their passes are finally well directed with some intelligence behind them not merely shoved haphazardly in the general direction of a team mate, and the clever use of them in close. I cannot help but think that SOMEONE, has finally gotten through to them all ( and I mean all, because it’s not just a few players).

    This was what I tried to get across about Avery back a lifetime ago when I tried to point out the value of him,despite his blunders, due to his tenacity behind the opposition net, and his ability to come up with the puck for his team mates, That they often were unable to take advantage of his efforts were due to his team mates refusing to get into scoring position in front of the net. That has all seemed to be a thing of the past ( I hope).

  5. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    The Penguins had a terrific uniform they dumped to revert to the Mario Lemieux-era garbage logo uniform. It looks like a caracature of a Pee Wee Hockey uniform,something for the eight-year olds to think is really “cool.”

    Hey, a year ago I was all over the internet trashing the Sabres unform logo as looking like a chipmunk, which it surely did, and calling them the Buffalo Chipmunks, and, by God, they reverted to their true identity uniform. Maybe, the Penguins will do the same, nothing to lose by looking better in your working flannels.

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