Post-game notes

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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)

Team Notes:

–      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.

Player Notes:

–      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.

Team Schedule:

–      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.

 

 

 

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20 Comments

  1. Not excusing the lackadaisical play in the final five minutes, but, the second Bruins goal sure looked like it came off the hand of Lucic in front..

  2. Anyone think Biron will be in on Thursday? I wouldnt do it because Hank is getting hot but it’s time for a scheduled day off me thinks.

  3. kreider has played 7 or so regular season games. the jusry is out. the guy is 21…..

    he needs to take the next step, will he ??we will see over time. he has always been the biggest and fastest player but now he is with the big boys…

    i think miller will help Kreider, supposively Miller is on the other end of the psychological spectrum then Kreider in aggresiveness etc..Kreider has the ability to be a mega star we will see, not in 10 games but in 2 years…

  4. You’re right, stuart. Way, way too early to dismiss any of these talented kids. My beef tonight (maybe it will go away) is that we have a big, speedy team that plays too much like the ’74 Smurfs I saw as a kid be humiliated by a bunch of Flyer thugs.

  5. I shouldn’t say ‘humiliated;’ they took it to a game 7 and lost by one goal, but the Schultz/ Dale Rolfe thing still gives me nightmares.

  6. boston should have had a few more penalties for there after the whistle rough stuff….

    boston is a tougher team then the rangers that is a fact…rangers are bigger then they were but not a lot of pugilists on the team.

    just win the game…

  7. Torts was satisfied with the 2 points. In the end, he outsmarted everyone. I think he was expecting a little more zebra help.

  8. Because if they don’t toughen up, you can expect the kids to become targets when push comes to shove in the big games leading to the cup. You don’t have to box to toughen up.

  9. Matty"Monster Nash"Boy on

    A lot of good things tonight. Nash continues to be a freaking monster. Henrik was good except goal 2, but made many good saves as he gets sharper and sharper.

    We played better than it showed on the scoreboard in the 3rd. Our team is getting tighter and better. We are slowly moving into one of the top 6 slots in the east.

    LA finished 8th and won the cup. Make the playoffs, have minimal injuries.

    We are a darn good team.

  10. Matty"Monster Nash"Boy on

    Richards, as I have been saying, is awful. His playing time should be cut to fourth line time. But keep him in the lineup. If you need him you can always use him.

    At this point, he is looking as bad as Gomez and worse than Drury. He DID score that clutch goal against Washington. Having a hard time figuring out what else.

  11. Matty"Monster Nash"Boy on

    Boyle needs to come back and play like he’s 6’7′.

    In a long series this team could get pushed around a bit.

  12. Matty"Monster Nash"Boy on

    And, yeah, Carpy, I’ll take a McQuaid. Any day. Player like that with a point shot, also, makes us a serious contender.

  13. three game winning streak, beat the lofty Bruins again. This team is definitely improving.

    but,

    too many men penalty, not scoring on power play, even on five on three…

    Brad Richards……

    still lots of room for improvement, but that is a good thing. Don’t want to peak too soon.

  14. Matty"Monster Nash"Boy on

    For years we have been praying for a team that can score more. We have that, and I believe the PP will improve over time.

    Other teams will fear us, even though us fans may not feel that yet.

  15. per usual the richards hate is over the top.

    the bum still has 9 points for the season..

    he will be a albatross contract but not for another year or 2….

  16. A few random thoughts after just finishing the game on DVR…

    I thought we dominated much of the game and completely shut down the Bruins for much of the third period. Im also happy to see our scoring getting going with contributions from many players.

    While I’m happy with the two points, this shouldn’t have gone to a shootout and I wish this team had a little more killer instinct playing with a lead.

    Nash is great player and I’m thrilled to have him, but that penalty he took hooking Lucic was selfish and very stupid and basically gave the Bruins life.

    We are now a very soft team and I fear that in a seven game series against a team like the Bruins – with several bullies who will do whatever they can get away with – the physical play and rough stuff will catch up with us on the scoreboard. I think Sather will address this, but it is concerning that he has let it get to this.

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