Rangers 1, Islanders 0 (OT): post-game notes


With the win the Rangers closed to within a point of the seventh-place Islanders, who picked up a point by getting to overtime. The Islanders have 47, one behind sixth-place Ottawa, the Rangers 46, two ahead of ninth-place Winnipeg with a game in hand.

The Islanders, who hold a tiebreaker over the Rangers (regulation/OT wins, 18-17) have six games remaining, the Rangers seven, with a visit to Philadelphia Tuesday.

Courtesy of the New York Rangers:

April 13, 2013 (Game 41, Away Game 20)
Nassau Coliseum – Uniondale, NY

Rangers 1, Islanders 0 (OT)

Team Notes:

–      The Rangers defeated the New York Islanders, 1-0, in overtime tonight at Nassau Coliseum, and are now 5-1-1 in their last seven games.

–      The Blueshirts improved to 21-16-4 (46 pts) overall, including an 8-10-2 mark on the road this season.

–      The Rangers have registered at least one point in 17 of their last 20 games against the Islanders, posting a record of 14-3-3 over the span, dating back to a 5-2 win on Dec. 17, 2009, at Long Island.

–      The Blueshirts improved to 3-0 in games decided in overtime this season.

–      The last time the Rangers and Islanders skated in a 1-0 game was a Blueshirts’ win on Mar. 17, 2003, at Madison Square Garden. The last time the two teams skated through 60 minutes of scoreless hockey was a 0-0 tie on Dec. 9, 1989, at Long Island.

–      The Blueshirts held the Islanders scoreless in two power play attempts (4:00), and are now 19-20 (95.0%) on the penalty kill in the last seven games. New York has now registered a point in 16 of 20 games (14-4-2) when not allowing a power play goal.

–      The Rangers were credited with 21 blocked shots, including 13 players who registered at least one blocked shot in the contest.

Player Notes:

–      Henrik Lundqvist turned aside all 29 shots faced to post his first shutout of the season, 44th of his career, to improve to 19-14-3 overall, including a 6-8-2 mark on the road this season. The shutout was Lundqvist’s 50th career total, including six playoff shutouts, tying him with Ed Giacomin as the Rangers’ all-time leader in total shutouts. He has now allowed two or fewer goals in 12 of his last 13 games, posting a record of 8-3-2 with a 1.66 goals against average, .941 save percentage, and one shutout over the span.

–      Dan Girardi notched the game-winning goal at 3:11 of overtime, was credited with two blocked shots, and logged a game-high, 29:13 of ice time. The goal was his first career overtime goal.

–      Derick Brassard tallied the primary assist on Girardi’s overtime, game-winning goal, was credited with two hits, and won 8-15 faceoffs (53%) in 19:22 of ice time. He has now tallied eight points (three goals, five assists) in his last eight games, including six points (one goal, five assists) in six games as a Ranger.

–      Michael Del Zotto recorded an assist and was credited with a game-high, five blocked shots in 26:03 of ice time. He now ranks fifth on the team with 14 assists on the season.

–      Brian Boyle was credited with two hits and three blocked shots in 14:50 of ice time.

–      John Moore was credited with four hits and logged 7:55 of ice time.

Team Schedule:

–      Please note the Blueshirts do not have practice scheduled for tomorrow, Apr. 14. The Rangers’ next practice is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Apr. 15, at MSG Training Center.

–      The Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday, Apr. 16, at Wells Fargo Center (7:30 p.m. – TV: NBC Sports Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), in an Atlantic Division matchup.


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  1. Despite less than 8 minutes, looks like John Moore listens, learns, and follows coaching ‘advice’ as to what they want of him. Kreider’s a BC guy with a ton of natural talent and speed, but can’t seem to grasp the directions. Sup wit dat?

  2. Fire Sather and Torts and put Dolan behind the bench to save our season. If security will let him in the building without ID.

  3. Anyone want to laugh until tears flow, watch, when you have a few minutes, ’83 Cubs manager Lee Elia’s tirade on Youtube.

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