Rangers 4, Hurricanes 1: Post-game notes


The Rangers are 3-0-1 in their last four after beating the Hurricanes 4-1 Saturday night in Raleigh. With 10 games remaining in the regular season, they are in seventh place, but four points behind fifth-place Toronto. The Rangers play the Maple Leaves back to back, Monday in Toronto and Wednesday in New York.

Courtesy of the Rangers:

April 6, 2013 (Game 38, Away Game 18)
PNC Arena – Raleigh, NC
Rangers 4, Hurricanes 1

Team Notes:

–      The Rangers defeated the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-1, tonight at PNC Arena. New York has now registered a point in four straight games, posting a record of 3-0-1 over the span.

–      The Blueshirts improved to 19-15-4 (42 pts) overall, including a 7-9-2 mark on the road this season.

–      The Rangers have now won eight of their last nine games against the Hurricanes, having out-scored Carolina, 30-18, over the span.

–      The Blueshirts extended their winning streak at Carolina to four games, and have now won six of their last seven meetings in Raleigh.

–      New York has now posted a combined record of 5-4-1 in back-to-back games, including a 2-3-0 (0-2-0 at home; 2-1-0 on the road) mark in the second game of the set.

–      The Rangers have now posted a record of 23-6-3 in their last 32 games against Southeast Division opponents, including an 8-3-1 mark against the Southeast Division this season. The Blueshirts have out-scored their Southeast Division opponents, 102-65, over the span.

–      The Rangers notched two goals in five power play attempts (9:21), and are now 5-11 (45.5%) with the man advantage in the last three games. Prior to their trade deadline acquisitions earlier this week, the Blueshirts were 14.3% with the man advantage.

–      The Blueshirts held the Hurricanes scoreless in five power play opportunities (9:47), and are now 14-14 (100%) on the penalty kill in the last four games. New York has now registered a point in 14 of 18 games (12-4-2) when not allowing a power play goal.

–      The Rangers were credited with 22 blocked shots in the contest, led by Dan Girardi’s game-high, five blocked shots.

–      New York has registered a point in 13 of 15 games when scoring the first goal this season (12-2-1).

–      The Blueshirts extended their point streak in games when leading after the second period to 87 games, dating back to the 2009-10 season, improving to 81-0-6 over the span. The Rangers’ last regulation loss in a game when entering the third with the lead was Feb. 4, 2010 (6-5 loss vs. WSH). New York is now 11-0-0 when leading after the second period this season.

Player Notes:

–      Henrik Lundqvist made a season-high, 48 saves to improve to 17-13-3 overall, including a 5-7-2 mark on the road this season. It is the 13th time in his career he has posted 40 or more saves in a game, posting an 8-0-5 mark with a 1.34 goals against average, .969 Sv% and four shutouts in those contests. Lundqvist has allowed two or fewer goals in each of the last 10 games (6-2-2, 1.57 GAA, .945 Sv% over the span).

–      Lundqvist has now started on consecutive days 64 times in his career, posting a record of 40-17-7 with a 1.91 GAA, .933 Sv% and six shutouts in the second game of the back-to-back set.

–      Rick Nash notched a power play goal, added an assist, and led all skaters with eight shots on goal in 14:17 of ice time. He has now tallied eight points (five goals, three assists) in the last seven games.

–      Derek Stepan tallied a power play goal, added an assist, and won a team-high, 11 faceoffs in 18:54 of ice time. He extended his point streak to four games (three goals, three assists over the span), and has now recorded 22 points (10 goals, 12 assists) in the last 20 games.

–      Ryan Callahan notched the eventual game-winning goal, was credited with three hits and two blocked shots, and logged 19:09 of ice time. He has registered five points (two goals, three assists) in the last four games.

–      Ryane Clowe recorded a power play assist and was credited with two hits in 17:04 of ice time. He has tallied nine points (two goals, seven assists) in his last 11 games, including four points (two goals, two assists) in three games as a Ranger.

–      Brad Richards tallied a power play assist, four shots on goal, and was credited with two blocked shots in 18:04 of ice time. He has recorded eight points (two goals, six assists) in the last eight games.

–      Brian Boyle notched an empty net goal with 0:01 remaining in the game, registered five shots on goal, was credited with two hits and three takeaways, and won 7-12 faceoffs (58%) in 19:18 of ice time. He has recorded three points (one goal, two assists) in the last three games.

–      Mats Zuccarello tallied a power play assist, registered four shots on goal, and was credited with two hits and two takeaways in 12:46 of ice time.

–      Michael Del Zotto recorded a power play assist and logged 24:52 of ice time. He now ranks second on the team with six power play assists on the season.

Team Schedule:

–      Please note the Blueshirts do not have practice scheduled for tomorrow, Apr. 7.

–      The Rangers will return to action when they face-off against Original Six opponent, the Toronto Maple Leafs, on Monday, Apr. 8, at Air Canada Centre (7:00 p.m. – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), to begin a home-and-home set.



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  1. Enjoy Lundqvist while he is alive and well. He is so far the best goaltender this franchise has ever seen that it ain’t even funny.

  2. Tiki,

    No trade/no movement.

    And besides him and Letang, Kunitz, Orpik and Engelland are all UFAs after next season.

    Iginla and Morrow UFAs after this season.

    Shero going for broke right now – knowing he can’t keep the band together much longer.

  3. Let us not forget that Steps is 22 years old.
    And, authorben, yes – defensemen like McD and Moore who can join the rush and still have the speed and tenacity to somehow get back, are golden. Not ordaining Moore yet, but he has the tools.

  4. All that having been said, without Henrik, we probably have another shoot out tonight.

  5. Also for Pens,

    Cooke, Dupuis and Douglas Murray UFAs after this season

    Cap going down to 64 mil.

  6. SufferingSince79 on

    Check out the top 10 free agents the next 2 years by cap hit. Malkin the only one under 30. I’d wait until 2014 and go for Malkin or Vanek. Should probably sign that Lundqvist guy too. Don’t forget to save some cap space for Brian Boyle.

    Iginla, Jarome » R PIT
    Backstrom, Niklas » G MIN
    Elias, Patrik » C NJD
    Gonchar, Sergei » D OTT
    Thomas, Tim » G NYI
    Ribeiro, Mike » C WAS
    Alfredsson, Daniel » R OTT
    Connolly, Tim » C TOR
    McDonald, Andy » C ST
    Jagr, Jaromir » R BOS

    Malkin, Evgeni » C PIT
    Heatley, Dany » L MIN
    Gaborik, Marian » R CLB
    Vanek, Thomas » L BUF
    Thornton, Joe » C SJS
    Marleau, Patrick » L SJS
    Lundqvist, Henrik » G NYR
    Datsyuk, Pavel » L DET
    Bouwmeester, Jay » D STL
    Boyle, Dan » D SJS

  7. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    I think the pens hurt themselves by getting Iggy and Morrow…. Disrupted a tremendous team…..Iggy especially seems slow and old…

  8. Koos, Hank is playing like he decided to put down the guitar,,,,and baby,,,,,,and GQ magazines for the rest of the season.

  9. Right eddie, in effect draft picks and Gabby for everyone new on the roster, and Dorsett soon enough. AND, dollars freed up for the RFAs especially if we deal Pyatt and a couple others.

  10. Coos x 2,

    Love the puck moving D-men.

    And the Rangers have another one of those in the college ranks right now – Brady Skjei at the U of Minn.

    Just wish Marc Staal was in there right now.

    Geez, they miss him – especially in those battles in the d-zone corners and along the wall.

  11. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Gabby and Picks for Clowe, Brassard, Dorsett, and Moore.

    Winner, and still the undefeated heavyweight trader, Glen “I have to pee again” Sather,……


  12. Papa,

    Do you have the Backstrom’s mixed up?

    The one listed above is the netminder in Minny.

  13. Hernik was stellar…Ranger D was sub-par despite all the blocked shots that shouldn’t have been launched. Henrik bailed out the team tonight. Nash earned every penny of his salary tonight. We haven’t had a consistent game breaker like Nash in many years. Not sure if it was two games in 2 nights, the rangers were sloppy on D, or maybe the puddles down in Raleigh did it? Anyway, nice that they were able to come away with a win against a struggling team and their backup goal tender. Toronto on Monday will be a stiffer test.

  14. Oh, and I think Del Zotto is maturing into a solid member of the top 4 D…say what you want, he’s turning into a valuable asset on D and on Offense

  15. Torts avers that he loves dogs more than people. Richards and Asham: Lady and the Tramp.

  16. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Wild places – the rangers just finished a home and home with, arguably, the best team in the league – bottom line – correct me if I’m wrong, but the rangers won tonight 4-1

  17. Boyle better at wing where he can skate north/south and defend center ice.

    And, did you see that brave little Zucc crash the net tonight? Neato.

  18. Boyle seems like a different player since the passing of the trade deadline. Guess he wanted to stay with the Blueshirts.

  19. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Rangers win on Monday and you want to believe the garden will be rocking on Wednesday.

  20. And Nash is cash. Reminds me of Mark Bavaro. No yakking or chest- beating, just get the job done. I’m waiting for him to kneel after each goal and do the sign of the cross.

  21. Agree Papa. Love Boyle in front of the net. Especially with Clowe.

    Del Zaster is awesome.

  22. IMO, it’s obvious that, in the 2nd game of a back to back the D-Men are the ones most effected. I think that was a factor in how they performed tonight. That is a lot of minutes, especially after the 2 battles with Pitt, for Girardi, McMonster, MDZ etc to play over a 48 hour period. I was hoping Torts would give Moore more minutes after getting the 3 zip lead, but that didn’t seem to happen.

  23. eddie, remember when Vickers had to do the scoring AND the fighting? Tough as he was, I think he got tired of it. Boyle, though not a pugilist, plays tough as he can, and now has some backup. I know that would delight ME if I were him (actually if I were he, but who needs Eng. professors?

  24. You have to be tough to play in front of the opposition net, most especially in Vickers’ day.

  25. eddie, you have to make room for TroutWig in your JR book. “Rangers literally stole this one tonight.”

  26. I hope Staal comes back at the expense of Eminger and not Moore. Obviously I have a new thing to harp on here but the kid has tremendous upside.

  27. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    I heard a CNN anchor say “it’s literally raining cats and dogs” during a bad storm …

  28. Eddie – Mrs. Manny was just lamenting how much she misses the area in which you live. We are jealous.

  29. Eminger is almost 30 and will bang, but makes beaucoup errors. Moore is 22 and a first round pick. The upside for Eminger has passed. The kid could become special. (could)

  30. The real slouch tonight was Richards. He needs to step up or walk away. Don’t get why Torts gives him so many opportunities. Anyone else would be a healthy scratch. Too much money, no return.

  31. I wonder how much input Torts had on the trades. He did all season have a few bangers available, but chose to continue with the ineffectual la-di-da ‘finesse’ if you can call it that.

  32. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Earthquakes are not fun – granted – but we have several hundred very mild ones every year – a bad one not so often…

  33. Had a great time some Rangerettes watching the game tonight…fighting off Final Four Fools :)

    hey, you regulars who don’t have avatars yet…shame! get with the program!!

    LGR! let’s go steppers!!!

  34. Stranger Nation on

    Nash, Zucc, Step, Brassard, Cally, hell..even Richards, these guys can pass ze puck!!!

  35. Stranger Nation on

    Clowe Hand Luke arrives – 5 out of 6 pts – Thanks for the Gumball Mickey!

  36. ‘Spades take up leaves
    No better than spoons
    And bags full of leaves
    Are as light as balloons’ – Bobby Frost

  37. Moore is still shaky at times on D. Yes he is a good skater.

    Torts only played him 7:17 tonight, it will take time.

  38. Soon, Powe won’t be one of the highest earners from his graduating class at Princeton. I like his tenacity, but even when he scored six goals in 2011-12, he was a minus 20.

  39. Stranger Nation on

    Ex3- chalking up the lambs bread with a franta leaf Montego Bay Stylee, ya mon!

  40. Stranger Nation on

    Derbils taking one up the holland tunnel

    Lou Lam could be on the lam for real!

  41. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    What we need… What we need…. Is solidarity….

    Champagne tonight…. I’m feelin good

  42. Stranger Nation on

    Dam on Game Night has raised his voice from mourning priest to grieving rabbi

  43. Richie: “You never give me your money,
    You only give me your funny paper,
    And in the middle of negotiations,
    You break down.”

  44. I had an ’86 Vette that broke down. Cost me a fortune in Kleenex, wiping away the tears from its hooded headlights.

  45. Stranger Nation on

    Richie seems like the lead player in a Greek tradegy with Torts ultimately having to bench him for Haley.

    Nice pass to steo tonite, but worth $500G??

  46. Powe to Boyle: “That was my goal, I tipped it.”

    Boyle: I didn’t see you TIP it.”

    Powe: “Come on, you already have one.”

  47. Torts to Richie: “I’ve been thinking about this a long time and I’m going to put you on the bench.”

    Richie: “I might like that, but I never even went to law school.”

  48. What the hell is an AVATAR, anyway – how about “dungeons and dragons”, play a role, try for an intelligent if you are a moron. This is the tenor of the times…

  49. Powe not a point on the season, not 1…

    boyle what a lug.

    moore with limited time is better then Hamrlik.

    when miller can play suit him up and sit powe…

  50. Stuart, total agreement, the team needs more freedom from Torts, am I not mistaken?

  51. Hey Carp –

    Notes on new format – might have already been covered.

    1. Don’t like that I have to click on the post to read it. Really liked being able to read all the posts from the home page. Now I’m going to navigate away instead of continuing to read other posts. Old format you only had to click on a post if you wanted to comment.

    2. “Rick Carpiniello, 26, was born and raised in Harrison ”

    Go Blue!!

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