Rangers 3, Devils 2: Post-game notes


Courtesy of the NYR:

March 19, 2013 (Game 29, Away Game 13)
Prudential Center – Newark, NJ
Rangers 3, Devils 2

Team Notes:

  • The Rangers defeated the New Jersey Devils, 3-2, tonight at Prudential Center, to sweep their back-to-back set.
  • The Blueshirts improved to 15-12-2 (32 pts) overall, including a 5-7-1 mark on the road this season.
  • New York has posted a combined record of 4-4-0 in back-to-back games, including a 1-3-0 (1-1-0 on the road) record in the second game.
  • The Rangers have registered a point in 14 of their last 21 games against the Devils, posting a record of 12-7-2 over the span.
  • The Rangers are 21-9-3 overall (11-4-1 at home; 10-5-2 on the road) against the Devils since 2007-08, including a 10-5-2 record on the road during the stretch. Henrik Lundqvist is 21-9-2 with a 2.00 GAA, .927 Sv% and six shutouts in 32 games over the span.
  • The Rangers and Devils have now been separated by two goals or less in 15 of their last 19 meetings.

Player Notes:

  • Michael Del Zotto notched a shorthanded goal, tallied the lone assist on the game-winning goal, registered three shots and three hits, and posted a plus-two rating in 20:51 of ice time. The shorthanded goal was his 100th career NHL point.
  • Henrik Lundqvist made 29 saves to improve to 13-11-1 overall, including a 3-6-1 mark on the road this season. He has held opponents to three goals or fewer in each of his last 10 games (6-4-0, 1.99 GAA, .931 Sv% over the span), and has held opponents to two or fewer goals in 15 games this season.
  • Lundqvist, who made 29 saves and stopped 2-2 in the shootout last night in a 2-1 win against Carolina, has started on consecutive days 63 times in his career, posting a record of 39-17-7 with a 1.92 goals against average, .932 save percentage and six shutouts in the second game.
  • Rick Nash tallied the game-winning goal and registered four shots in 18:39 of ice time. He has tallied a point in 11 of his last 15 games, recording 17 points (eight goals, nine assists) over the span. Nash is now one goal shy of his 300th career NHL goal, and is one appearance shy of his 700th career NHL game.
  • Carl Hagelin registered a goal, tied for the game-high with five shots, and posted a plus-two rating in 18:18 of ice time. He has now tallied 15 points (seven goals, eight assists) in the last 19 games, including six points (one goal, five assists) in the last eight contests.
  • Derek Stepan recorded a shorthanded assist, was credited with three hits and posted a plus-two rating in 20:43 of ice time. He has now tallied a point in nine of the last 11 games, registering 11 points (five goals, six assists) over the span.
  • Ryan Callahan tallied an assist, was credited with three hits and two blocked shots, and logged 21:45 of ice time. He has now tallied eight points (four goals, four assists) in the last nine games, including a point in five of the last six contests (two goals, three assists), and is one assist shy of his 100th career NHL assist.
  • Dan Girardi registered an assist, was credited with two blocked shots and posted a plus-two rating in a game-high, 29:30 of ice time. He is now tied for the team lead among defensemen with nine assists this season.

Team Schedule:

  • The Blueshirts practice schedule for tomorrow, Mar. 20, is 12:00 p.m. at MSG Training Center.
  • The Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the Florida Panthers on Thursday, Mar. 21, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), in the first of two consecutive games against Southeast Division opponents.


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  1. Kenny Albert Rules! on

    Just read the stat sheet and pretty interesting to see that Danny G played 3 more minutes that Mac Truck – over 29 min played

  2. eddie/coos, have either of you read Orwell’s “Shooting an Elephant?” Gets me every time.

    Decent effort tonight. I’ll take the two points.

  3. They finally played with some fire and intensity tonight. Maybe they need more Devil’s games scheduled, because they looked like a different team most of the 1st and 2nd periods. I thought they played to protect the lead too much in the 3rd, but they still got 2 points in regulation. I’ll take it. It’s probably as close to playing a full 60 minutes they’ve had in a long time.

  4. of course there is last negativity when then win that is not suprising.

    they still need to socre more and get more secondary scoring.

    1 of there 6 main forwards go down and they are screwed.

    staal getting back will really help.

    mdz is a good 22 year old d man. he drives you crazy sometime and sometime yo uthink he can be real good.

    mcdonagh to me is better defensively and with his speed should wind up being the superior player long term.

    henrik will wind up being the best Ranger goalie in their history…ENjoy him when he is around.

  5. You say toemaytoe I say horsefeathers on

    I liked them four of the last six periods, but not enough to marry them,
    and probably only closed-mouth kisses on the first date.

    I would move Gabby for two solid, everyday players, with some tread left,
    top six, one top nine or a defenseman of the Sauer/Grossman mold.

    And Rick the Monster did not do any World Class moves in the defensive end of
    the rink. For that, you gotta pay him 16 million.

  6. To all those who wonder at the dearth of posts, we did 1,000 on the previous blog. We should have notified you here. Truly sorry about that. You could have gotten us home sooner! :)

  7. Re-Post:
    Now, I should bring this up in the daytime, but they are obsessed with other stuf… Watching this game, it struck me how many “ice repairs” were performed by the refs, how many players just fell catching a rut in the ice – if they can make a good ice in Florida, should not a wintry New Jersey be held to a similar standard ?
    Is Shanahan also looking at the refs? If not, who is? If the players say to them, this is what happened and it is a honest addmission, should they reconsider? The League has to come clean on the Referee grading process very soon, IMHO.

  8. I noticed some fortuitous bounces on NJ players when they had an open net and the puck bounced over their stick. I said “there ice is bad too.” thankfully.

  9. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Latona – only Orwell I read was 1984, I think. Don’t believe I read shooting an elephant.

  10. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Strike that – also animal farm……. And maybe some articles in magazines…. I’d have to check

  11. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    The rangers are a tough nut to figure. Look great one game, ok the next, horrid for 3, ok for , good in another. Their collective psyche needs to find a way to start and finish each game with effort, intensity, and energy…..all hands on deck.

  12. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    2 big games coming up…. A fat winning streak is what we need…. Be so nice to hitch a ride to 5th place – possibly avoid Pitt/Bos as a result of one losing in the first Rd. and the 6th seed beating #3.Boston and Pitt only teams in the east that scare me….

  13. what’s the deal with Jasper Fasth? left the game with ab injury now they aren’t saying anything except someonw tweeted, “HV wanted tonight to comment on the damage to Jesper Fasth. “Nearest 24 hours will be decisive,” said Ulf Dahlen”

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