Courtesy of the Rangers:
NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
February 12, 2013 (Game 12, Away Game 5)
TD Garden – Boston, MA
Rangers 4, Bruins 3 (shootout)
- The Rangers defeated the Boston Bruins, 4-3, in the shootout tonight at TD Garden to extend their winning streak to three games. New York has now won seven of their last 10 contests after dropping their first two games of the season.
- Ryan Callahan tallied the game-deciding goal in the fourth round of the shootout. Rick Nash also converted his shootout attempt, while Henrik Lundqvist turned aside 3-4 shootout attempts faced.
- The Blueshirts improved to 7-5-0 (14 pts) overall, including a 2-3-0 mark on the road this season.
- New York has out-scored their opponents, 13-5, during their current three-game winning streak.
- The Rangers have won 11 of their last 15 games against the Bruins, including seven of their last nine meetings. New York is 22-7-2 against Boston since 2005-06.
- The Blueshirts are 5-1-0 in their last six games at TD Garden, having out-scored the Bruins, 15-10, over the span.
- The Rangers and Bruins have been separated by one goal in 19 of their last 24 meetings, including eight games that required extra time and six that went to the shootout, dating back to Mar. 24, 2007. New York improved to 12-5-2 in one-goal games against Boston over the span.
- The Blueshirts’ penalty kill was 4-4 (6:42) in the contest, and have now held their opponents scoreless on the power play in each of the last three games (11-11 over the span).
- The Rangers improved to 3-1-0 against Original Six opponents this season, including a 2-1-0 mark against Boston.
- The Rangers remained undefeated when scoring the game’s first goal this season, posting a record of 5-0-0 in those contests, compared to 2-5-0 when allowing the game’s first goal. The Blueshirts improved to 5-0-0 when leading after the first and second periods.
- The Blueshirts were credited with 25 blocked shots, led by Ryan McDonagh and Dan Girardi who tied for the game-high with seven blocked shots apiece. Marc Staal tied his season-high with four blocked shots in the contest.
- Henrik Lundqvist made a season-high, 37 saves, and turned aside 3-4 shootout attempts to improve to 6-5-0 overall, including a 1-3-0 mark on the road this season. He is now 1-2-0 with a 2.62 goals against average and a .925 save percentage in three games when stopping 30+ shots this season. Lundqvist improved to 42-27 in career shootouts, and is now tied for first among NHL goaltenders all-time in shootout wins (M. Brodeur). Tonight was Lundqvist’s 27th consecutive appearance against Boston, dating back to Jan. 13, 2007.
- Rick Nash converted his shootout attempt, registered one assist and three shots on goal in 20:47 of ice time to capture first star honors. He has recorded three points (one goal, two assists) in the last two games, and now leads the team in scoring with 10 points (three goals, seven assists) on the season. Nash improved to 27-68 (39.7%) in the shootout for his career.
- Carl Hagelin notched the game’s opening goal at 10:37 of the first period, and logged 15:20 of ice time. He has now tallied six points (four goals, two assists) in the last five games, including four points (three goals, one assist) in the last two contests. Hagelin ranks second on the team with four goals and is tied for fifth in scoring with six points.
- Dan Girardi recorded an assist, tied for the game-high with seven blocked shots and was credited with four hits in 28:46 of ice time. He has now tallied three assists in two games since returning to the lineup, after missing the previous two games due to injury.
- Derek Stepan notched an unassisted goal at 8:17 of the second period, registered three shots on goal and won 9-17 faceoffs (53%) in a career-high, 25:14 of ice time. He has now tallied two goals in the last three road games.
- Anton Stralman registered his first point of the season with an unassisted goal at 2:07 of the third period, and recorded three shots on goal in 17:56 of ice time. He is now seven points shy of his 100th career NHL point.
- Ryan Callahan notched the game-deciding goal in the fourth round of the shootout, and tied for the team-high with four shots on goal in 19:25 of ice time. Callahan improved to 4-14 (28.6%) on the shootout in his career, with all four of his shootout goals being the game-deciding goal.
- J.T. Miller led all skaters with a career-high, seven hits, posted a plus-one rating and logged 12:24 of ice time in the contest.
- Ryan McDonagh tied for the game-high with seven blocked shots and logged a game-high, 29:39 of ice time.
- Matt Gilroy registered one shot on goal while skating in his 200th career NHL game.
- The Blueshirts’ practice schedule for tomorrow, Feb. 13, is 12:00 p.m. at MSG Training Center.
- The Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the New York Islanders on Thursday, Feb. 14, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), to begin a three-game homestand.