Courtesy of the Rangers:
NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
March 26, 2013 (Game 32, Away Game 14)
Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA
Rangers 5, Flyers 2
- The Rangers defeated the Philadelphia Flyers, 5-2, tonight at Wells Fargo Center, in the first game of a three-game road trip. New York has now recorded a point in four of their last five games (3-1-1).
- The Blueshirts improved to 16-13-3 (35 pts) overall, including a 6-7-1 mark on the road this season.
- The Rangers have won 11 of their last 12 games against the Flyers, dating back to a 7-0 win at MSG on Mar. 6, 2011. The Blueshirts have out-scored the Flyers, 46-20, over the span.
- The Blueshirts have won five of their last six games at Philadelphia, out-scoring the Flyers, 22-13, over the span.
- The Rangers improved to 9-0-0 when leading after the second period this season. New York has now registered a point in 85 consecutive games when leading after the second period, posting a record of 79-0-6 over the span. The Blueshirts’ last regulation loss in a game when entering the third with the lead was Feb. 4, 2010 (6-5 loss vs. WSH).
- The Rangers’ power play was 1-3 (4:56) in the contest, and is now 11-55 (20.0%) in the last 20 games.
- The Blueshirts won 41-66 faceoffs (62%), led by Derek Stepan’s game-high, 14 faceoff wins (14-25, 56%). J.T. Miller also won 10-13 faceoffs (77%) in the contest.
- With the win, Rangers’ Head Coach John Tortorella became the 30th coach in NHL history to record 400 career coaching victories.
- Derek Stepan established a career-high with four points, including the game-winning goal and a career high-tying, three assists, won 14-25 faceoffs (56%), and posted a plus-three rating in 20:38 of ice time. He has now tallied a point in 11 of the last 14 games (seven goals, nine assists over the span).
- Rick Nash notched two goals, including his 300th career NHL goal, added an assist on the game-winning goal, tied for the team-high with five shots on goal, was credited with three blocked shots, and posted a plus-three rating in 19:37 of ice time. He has now tallied 21 points (10 goals, 11 assists) in his last 18 games, including five points (three goals, two assists) in the last four games.
- Brad Richards registered two points, including a power play goal and his 800th career NHL point with an assist, and won 7-11 faceoffs (64%) in 15:30 of ice time. He has now tallied three points (one goal, two assists) in the last two games.
- Henrik Lundqvist made 32 saves to improve to 14-12-2 overall, including a 4-6-1 mark on the road this season. It is the seventh time this season he posted 30+ saves in a game (2-4-1, 2.40 GAA, .932 Sv%), and has now held opponents to three goals or fewer in each of his last 13 games (7-5-1, 1.98 GAA, .929 Sv%).
- Chris Kreider registered a goal, four shots, and three hits in 13:00 of ice time. He has now tallied three points (two goals, one assist) in four games against Atlantic Division opponents.
- Michael Del Zotto tallied two assists, including one on the power play, was credited with two hits and three blocked shots, and logged 26:59 of ice time. He has now recorded five points (one goal, four assists) in the last four games.
- Carl Hagelin registered an assist, tied for the team-high with five shots on goal, and posted a plus-three rating in 18:52 of ice time to earn third star honors. The Rangers improved to 10-2-1 when he records a point.
- Dan Girardi tallied an assist, was credited with three hits and two blocked shots, and posted a plus-two rating in 27:32 of ice time. He has now recorded 23 assists in 40 career regular season contests against the Flyers.
- Steve Eminger was credited with a game-high, four blocked shots, and registered three hits in 19:05 of ice time.
- Please note the Blueshirts do not have practice scheduled for tomorrow, Mar. 27.
- The Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday, Mar. 28, at Scotiabank Place (7:30 p.m. – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), as they continue their three-game road trip.