Panthers 3, Rangers 2: Post-game notes


Courtesy of the Rangers:

April 23, 2013 (Game 46, Away Game 23)
BB&T Center – Sunrise, FL
Panthers 3, Rangers 2

Team Notes:

–      The Rangers were defeated by the Florida Panthers, 3-2, tonight at BB&T Center, and are now 8-3-1 in the month of April.

–      The Blueshirts have posted a record of 24-18-4 (52 pts) overall, including a 9-12-2 mark on the road this season.

–      The Rangers out-shot the Panthers, 38-16, including a 10-2 advantage in the first period and a 17-8 advantage in the third. Dan Girardi led all skaters with a career-high, eight shots on goal in the contest.

Player Notes:

–      Taylor Pyatt notched a goal to extend his point streak to a season-high, four games (two goals, two assists over the span), registered three shots, and was credited with five hits and two blocked shots in 16:11 of ice time.

–      Derick Brassard tallied a goal, led all skaters with a career-high, seven hits, and won 7-13 faceoffs (54%) in 20:34 of ice time. He has now registered 10 points (four goals, six assists) in 11 games as a Ranger.

–      Ryan Callahan recorded an assist to extend his point streak to a season-high, five games (three goals, four assists over the span), and registered six shots on goal in 21:14 of ice time. He has now tallied 12 points (five goals, seven assists) in the last 12 games.

–      Brad Richards registered an assist to extend his point streak to four games (four goals, four assists over the span), won 11-19 faceoffs (58%), and posted a plus-two rating in 21:03 of ice time.

–      Mats Zuccarello tallied an assist, was credited with four hits and two blocked shots, and logged a season-high, 21:06 of ice time. He has now registered five points (three goals, two assists) in the last five games.

–      John Moore registered an assist and was credited with two hits in 13:28 of ice time. He has now recorded five points (one goal, four assists) and a plus-seven rating in 11 games as a Ranger.

–      Henrik Lundqvist stopped 13 of 15 shots and is now 22-16-3 overall, including a 7-10-2 mark on the road this season. He has now allowed two or fewer goals in 15 of his last 18 games (11-5-2, 1.81 GAA, .930 Sv%, 1 SO over the span).

Team Schedule:

–      Please note the Blueshirts do not have practice scheduled for tomorrow, Apr. 24.

–      The Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday, Apr. 25, at PNC Arena (7:00 p.m. – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), to wrap up their 2013 regular season road schedule.



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  1. Richards with 31 points in 46 games…not too shabby, actually. He gets killed on here a lot, tho lol

  2. Evrock Around The Clock Tonight on

    You come down to my town and lay a stinker…. I’m taking it personal!

  3. Why is Torts so stubborn??? He made exactly the same mistakes last time we played Panthers…

  4. Brad Richards has probably the most misleading stat sheet of any Ranger in recent memory. He’s not only been bad more often than not, he’s been really bad – a liability that’s obvious to everyone who watches this team (and isn’t named John Tortorella). Added to which he’s getting paid about a billion dollars.

    I don’t think he’s done or anything but this season has been crap for Richards

  5. Olga Folkyerself on

    Here at this same location since 2005, Stranger. I’ve typed “FIRE SATHER” more times than you’ve had hot lunches…

  6. Stranger Nation on

    Moore on stat sheet again! Love it. Watch put MDZ, you may be paired up with Auntie Em in the POs

  7. Stranger Nation on

    Olga – I dont eat hot lunches, but your streak is impressive none the less

    What is Dubi’s $/goal??

  8. Stranger Nation on

    Really dont like Hags on same line with Step.

    Kid has great wheels, but the hands of Fred Flintstone and the offensive decision making of Barney Rubble.


  9. When and if Darroll Powe scores a goal OR an assist, he will be getting $1,066,667.00 for it.

  10. Stranger Nation on

    The only worse than Richards play this year is if we have to watch the same level of play next season

  11. i hate to repeat myself again and again but (and yes Olga i know, its all sathers fault) but this is typical Torts team…this is how they’ve been playing under him… not expecting anything different next season if Torts is around.

  12. So, let me see if I have this down. On Thursday, if we score more goals than Carolina, we win. Anytime a puck goes in the net it counts, whether the goaltender is in the net or on the bench? Cool.

  13. It’s okay Lloyd. I’m still smiling.

    And, there’s really no need to apologize.

    After all, It’s probably not even your fault.

  14. Evrock Around The Clock Tonight on

    Everyone should love this:
    I was listening to the post-game in the car on the ride home from tonight’s debacle and the play-by-play guy (who happens to be ex-ranger Randy Moller) listed his 3 stars and he gave the game’s 3rd star to B(too) Rich. Bwahahahaha!

  15. richards is back to being himself after the weakest hattie ever agaisnt the sabres.

    did not see Torts post game comments..

    torts has no clue how to use Kreider who has 4 more points on the season then Powe..

    3 lines for the 3rd period, richards the penalty after his usual backhand not get it deep pass routine….he is dreadful player…

  16. Evrock Around The Clock Tonight on

    The Rangers looked like that kid you knew growing up who loved playing when he was winning, even throwing it in your face, but when he was losing he would always say “I don’t want to play anymore” and stops trying. Can anyone think of a better analogy than that?

  17. The only thing good about last night is that the ‘Peg lost to the Cr*ps in regulation so we still only need a win, 2 Bettman bonus points or the ‘Peg lose their last game and we’re in the playoffs.

    Oh one more, once in the playoffs we wont have to face these frustratingly motivated back-up goaltenders from bottom dwelling teams who like to put up 40-save wins against us.

  18. Went to theCap game and all they do is win. Same as the fish sticks something is gotta given the playoffs.

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