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Canadiens 3, Rangers 0: Post-game notes

Posted By On February 23, 2013 @ 11:14 pm In Hockey,New York Rangers,NHL,Rangers Report | 212 Comments

Courtesy of the NYR:

February 23, 2013 (Game 17, Away Game 7)
Bell Centre –
Montreal, QC
Canadiens 3, Rangers 0

Team Notes:

–      The Rangers were defeated by the Montreal Canadiens, 3-0, tonight at Bell Centre. New York is now 4-2-2 in their last eight contests.

–      The Blueshirts have posted a record of 8-7-2 (18 pts) overall, including a 2-4-1 mark on the road this season.

–      Five of the Rangers and Canadiens last seven meetings have been decided by three or more goals.

–      The Rangers held the Canadiens to three shots on goal in the First and Third Periods, which ties their season-low for fewest shots allowed in a period this season. New York also held Montreal to three shots on goal in the First Period of their game on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.

–      The Blueshirts out-hit the Canadiens, 32-13, in the contest, including 10 players who were credited with two or more hits. Dan Girardi, Brian Boyle and Brandon Mashinter tied for the game-high with four hits apiece.

–      The Rangers won 33-59 faceoffs (56%), led by Brad Richards (9-14, 64%) and J.T. Miller (6-9, 67%).

Player Notes:

–      Christian Thomas was credited with three hits and registered two shots on goal in 12:46 of ice time while making his NHL debut. Thomas is the 10th new player to skate for the Rangers this season – Jeff Halpern, Rick Nash, Taylor Pyatt, Brandon Segal, Arron Asham, Benn Ferriero, Darroll Powe, J.T. Miller and Brandon Mashinter – and the third Ranger to make their NHL regular season debut, along with Chris Kreider and J.T. Miller.

–      Dan Girardi was credited with a game-high, eight blocked shots, registered four hits and logged 27:04 of ice time. Entering tonight’s contest, he led the team in blocked shots and time on ice, and was tied for 16th in the NHL in blocked shots.

–      Martin Biron made 15 saves and is now 1-1-1 overall, including a 1-1-0 mark on the road this season.

Team Schedule:

–      Please note the Blueshirts do not have practice scheduled for tomorrow, Feb. 24. The Rangers’ next practice is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, at MSG Training Center.

–      The Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), to begin a four-game homestand.



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