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Post-game notes

Posted By On March 6, 2012 @ 11:23 pm In Hockey,New York Rangers,NHL | 37 Comments

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Courtesy of the NYR:

March 6, 2012 (Game 65, Away Game 34)
Prudential Center – Newark, New Jersey

                                                1st     2nd    3rd     OT      F
New York Rangers               0        1         0          –         1
New Jersey Devils               1        0         3          –         4

Team Notes:

–     The Rangers were defeated by the New Jersey Devils, 4-1, tonight at Prudential Center, and are now 13-4-3 in their last 20 games.

–     New York has posted a record of 42-16-7 (91 pts) overall, including a 20-9-5 mark on the road.

–     The Rangers held the Devils scoreless in four shorthanded situations (8:00), and are now 16-17 (94.1%) on the penalty kill in the last five games.

–     New York currently owns a 10 point lead over Boston atop the Eastern Conference standings, and hold an eight-point gap over Pittsburgh for the Atlantic Division lead.

Player Notes:           

–     Derek Stepan notched the Rangers’ lone goal at 6:56 of the second period to extend his point streak to four games (two goals, three assists) over the span), tied for the team-high with four shots on goal and led all team forwards with 21:30 of ice time.  He has now tallied 13 points (five goals, eight assists) in the last 16 games, and has registered a goal in each of the last two games.

–     Carl Hagelin tallied the primary assist on Stepan’s goal and posted a plus-one rating in 16:51 of ice time.  He has now tallied eight points (four goals, four assists) in the last 10 games, including six points (three goals, three assists) in the last six contests.

–     Dan Girardi recorded an assist and logged a team-high, 23:09 of ice time in the contest.  He has registered three assists in the last five games, and now ranks second among team defensemen with 19 assists on the season.

–     Henrik Lundqvist stopped 25 of 28 shots in the contest, and is now 31-13-5 overall with a 14-7-3 mark on the road.

Team Schedule:

–     The Blueshirts’ practice for tomorrow, Mar. 7, is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. at MSG Training Center.

–     The Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday, Mar. 8, at Scotiabank Place (7:30 p.m.), to begin a back-to-back road set.  The game will be televised live on MSG Network and can be heard on Bloomberg Radio.

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