Courtesy of the NYR:
NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
February 21, 2013 (Game 16, Away Game 6)
Scotiabank Place – Ottawa, ON
Senators 3, Rangers 2 (shootout)
– The Rangers were defeated by the Ottawa Senators, 3-2, in the shootout tonight at Scotiabank Place. New York has now recorded a point in 10 of their last 14 games (8-4-2 over the span), including points in six of the last seven games (4-1-2), after dropping their first two games of the season.
– The Blueshirts have posted a record of 8-6-2 (18 pts) overall, including a 2-3-1 mark on the road this season.
– New York tallied two goals in a 51-second span of the third period, at 10:44 and 11:35 of the final frame.
– The Rangers have registered at least one point in 11 of their last 16 games against the Senators, posting a record of 8-5-3 over the span.
– The Blueshirts’ penalty kill was 1-2 (2:11) in the contest, and are now 18-19 (94.7%) in their last seven games.
– The Rangers’ power play was 1-4 (6:55) in the game, and have now tallied a power play goal in three of the last four games (3-15, 20.0% over the span).
– Henrik Lundqvist turned aside 35 of 37 shots through regulation and overtime, and stopped five of seven in the shootout. He is now 7-6-1 overall, including a 1-3-1 mark on the road this season. Lundqvist has appeared in 27 of the Rangers’ last 28 meetings with Ottawa, dating back to Dec. 26, 2005.
– Ryan Callahan notched a power play goal, converted his shootout attempt, and was credited with four hits in 24:52 of ice time. He now ranks third on the team with four goals on the season.
– Ryan McDonagh tallied a goal, three shots on goal, four hits and posted a plus-one rating in 22:51 of ice time. He has now registered five points (two goals, three assists) in the last seven games.
– J.T. Miller recorded his first career assist with the primary helper on McDonagh’s third period goal, and was credited with two hits in 9:42 of ice time.
– Marc Staal tallied a power play assist, tied for the game-high with six blocked shots, was credited with three hits, and led all skaters with 27:57 of ice time. He has now recorded six assists in the last nine contests.
– Jeff Halpern registered his first point as a Ranger with an assist, was credited with three hits and won 5-8 faceoffs (63%) in 14:50 of ice time.
– Derek Stepan recorded a power play assist and led all forwards with a career-high, 26:21 of ice time. He has now tallied a point in four of the last five games (two goals, two assists over the span), including a point in each of the last three games (one goal, two assists over the span).
– Dan Girardi tied for the game-high with six blocked shots, registered four shots on goal and logged 27:21 of ice time. He now leads the team with 37 blocked shots on the season.
– Please note the Blueshirts do not have practice scheduled for tomorrow, Feb. 22.
– The Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Bell Centre (7:00 p.m. – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), in their second meeting in four days.