Penguins 2, Rangers 1 (shootout): Post-game notes


Well, that was one of the better hockey games of the season — mean, nasty, great goaltending, sustained offensive chances from the Rangers, against one of the better teams in all of hockey.

Only to have it ruined by the shootout, hockey’s tiddly-winks contest to decide crucial games with a non-hockey-related gimmick. What a joke. Anyway, the Rangers moved up to seventh place with the loser’s point.

Post-game notes courtesy of the Rangers:

April 5, 2013 (Game 37, Away Game 17)
CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA
Penguins  2, Rangers 1 (shootout)

Team Notes:

–      The Rangers were defeated by the Pittsburgh Penguins, 2-1, in the shootout tonight at CONSOL Energy Center. New York has registered a point in three straight games, posting a record of 2-0-1 over the span.

–      The Blueshirts are now 18-15-4 (40 pts) overall, including a 6-9-2 mark on the road this season.

–      New York has now posted a combined record of 4-4-1 in back-to-back games, including a 3-1-1 (2-0-0 at home; 1-1-1 on the road) record in the first game of the set.

–      The Blueshirts held the Penguins scoreless in two power play opportunities (4:00), and are now 9-9 (100%) on the penalty kill in the last three games. New York has now registered a point in 13 of 17 games (11-4-2) when not allowing a power play goal.

–      The Rangers out-shot the Penguins, 35-27, including a 14-4 advantage in the third period.

Player Notes:

–      Henrik Lundqvist made 26 saves through regulation/overtime and stopped two of three in the shootout, while appearing in his 500th career NHL contest. He is now 16-13-3 overall, including a 4-7-2 mark on the road this season. He has now allowed two or fewer goals in each of the last nine games (5-2-2, 1.63 GAA, .941 Sv% over the span). Lundqvist became the fourth goalie in franchise history to appear in 500 contests as a Ranger, joining Mike Richter (666), Lorne Worsley (582) and Ed Giacomin (538).

–      Rick Nash notched a goal and a game-high, seven shots on goal in 22:48 of ice time. He has now tallied six points (four goals, two assists) in the last six games.

–      Derek Stepan tallied an assist, five shots on goal, and led all forwards with 24:06 of ice time. He has now recorded 20 points (nine goals, 11 assists) in the last 19 games, including four points (two goals, two assists) in the last three contests.

–      Steve Eminger was credited with a team-high, five hits in 13:01 of ice time.

–      Michael Del Zotto was credited with a team-high, three blocked shots in 26:08 of ice time.

Team Schedule:

–      The Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the Carolina Hurricanes tomorrow, Apr. 6, at PNC Arena (7:00 p.m. – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), in the second game of a back-to-back road set.

–      Prior to tomorrow’s contest, the Blueshirts’ morning skate is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. at PNC Arena. Rangers’ Head Coach John Tortorella will be available to the media following practice.




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  1. Fleury can be all over the map.

    He’ll give you a game like on Monday, that turned into a shooting clinic for the Rangers…

    Or, he’ll come in and play like freakin’ that…unreal…

  2. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Rangers outplayed the pens. I’m not afraid of playing them again. But if we can sweep the leaves, we could get 6th.

  3. ThisYearsModel on

    Very nice effort. I think the shootout is losing its relevance. I wish the NHL would go to a true 3 points for a win system. 2 points for an OT.SO win and 1 point for the OT/SO loser. Zero points for a loss in regulation. Then the shootout would not irritate me so much. Of course, the current system keeps the standings bunched up, so no way Buttman will go for it.

  4. Carp- Need a “next story” link at the “end” of the thread, just my opinion, but it’s all about flow

  5. Eddie, Hank said he thinks he pulled his hamstring a little but that it isn’t bothering him…

  6. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    DDe – I mentioned it last thread – but I liked your career playoff stats comparing Gabby and Crowe

  7. E3, the Rangers have come a long way since you did your game review of that game when Pens won 3-0. Crosby with 5 goals and 7 assists.

  8. e3 – Triangle with X on the hypotenuse, 5cm on both other sides, student is asked to find X. He circles the X on the hypotenuse and draws an arrow to it and writes at the bottom: ‘Here It Is.’

  9. we will se them In the playoffs and do not assume the result…

    morrow looks slow….

  10. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    NYR fan – werd …. A long long way….

    Kooz – I’ve seen that… Find x “there it is!!!!”

  11. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Stuart – Iggy and morrow both look slow…. But morrow was quite physical tonight – some dirty little hits ..but the rangers dished it out too.. I love this team

    Sather has done a masterful job …. Can’t believe I’m saying this

  12. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    I strongly disagree with doodie’s assessment of the gabby trade…. I make that trade 100/100 times… Just till we get the super bad middleweight back from his collarbone injury…

  13. Another moderation when I write a flower word. That’s it for me, folks. Sayonara.

  14. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Doug Murray was a man beast tonight – not such a slow pylon as some mentioned last game…

  15. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Speaking of music – I was recently on the stage at the Monterey county fair grounds – the original stage is still there… And you can see the burn marks from Hendrix’s guitar … I was blown away.

  16. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    I wish I knew…. But I don’t think he died in Paris hotel’s bath tub….

  17. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Latona – I think Jim Morrison just got fed up and checked out – he was drinking a lot – and knew it had to stop….and it was all faked….

  18. SO many of the stars head to Paris to fade into obscurity.. those Parisians don’t give a cooke about who you are.. he could just be living out a simple existence.. it’s very plausible and I wouldn’t blame him..

  19. Wicky©Love the Clowe!! on

    imagine if staal and mcilrath were on the blueline instead of stralman and eminger…I like eminger btw

  20. Wicky©Love the Clowe!! on

    and instead of pyatt it was miller and instead of powe it was dorsett

  21. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Eminger has been throwing the body. This year who knows… Next year we win the cup… I can feel it….

  22. Wicky©Love the Clowe!! on

    I put boyle on the 4th with dorsett and asham and miller on the 3rd and this team is ready to rock

  23. Wicky©Love the Clowe!! on

    yep, think about this…imagine if/when richards goes we add a centre like perglund or weiss (if it is this offseason).

  24. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    I’ve seen a bunch of Dorsett’s fights – he is the real deal… Fearless and way more skill than out beloved Prust

  25. “Greatest conspiracy is RFK assassination….”

    “Greatest” meaning what?? Totality of Evidence discarded? as opposed to what Lincoln, JFK, 9/11?

  26. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    DDe – Lincoln/JFK/911 all great conspiracies — no doubt ( how did world trade 7 collapse??????)

    But none compare to sirhan cubed supposedly shooting rfk

  27. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    DDe – David Lifton’s “Best Evidence” is a must read – totally debunks the lone gunman theory in about 1000 ways….

  28. Dorsett ready to play Powe is sitting big time.

    they still have Kreider and Miller. Next year this team can actually role 4 lines..

    say all the forwards come back next year except Powe.

    the lines could be very deep..

    step, nash, and cally
    clowe, richards, and zucc
    brassard, hagelin, boyle,
    dorsett, kreider, miller.

    etc…they may buyout out BRAD. weds night Brad played well, tonight he did not have much juice in the legs, curious to see how he plays tomorrow in back to backs…

  29. Evrock Around The Clock Tonight on

    God I hated having to watch the penguin feed but The NHL (America who?) Network did its best to make it worse. They kept putting graphics up that showed their upcoming schedule over video replays and when the penguins had stats up they’d put up another schedule over it. Watching the away team’s feed ids bad enough, no need to bastardize it, nitwits.

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