The clincher … Rangers 4, Hurricanes 3 (OT): Post-game notes


Courtesy of the NYR:

April 25, 2013 (Game 47, Away Game 24)
PNC Arena – Raleigh, NC
Rangers 4, Hurricanes 3 (OT)

Team Notes:

–      The Rangers defeated the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-3, in overtime tonight at PNC Arena, in their regular season road finale. With the win, the Rangers have clinched a spot in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

–      The Blueshirts have posted a record of 25-18-4 (54 pts) overall, including a 10-12-2 mark on the road this season. New York improved to 9-3-1 in the month of April.

–      The Rangers have won nine of their last 10 games against the Hurricanes, having out-scored Carolina, 34-21, over the span.

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

–      The Rangers have posted a record of 25-7-3 in their last 35 games against Southeast Division opponents, including a 10-4-1 mark against the Southeast Division this season. The Blueshirts have out-scored their Southeast Division opponents, 114-72, over the span.

–      The Rangers tallied one goal in three power play opportunities (5:51) and are now 9-42 (21.4%) in the last 12 games, compared to 14.3% with the man advantage prior to the trade deadline.

–      The Blueshirts out-shot the Hurricanes, 38-21, including a 28-6 advantage in the second and third periods.

Player Notes:

–      Ryan Callahan notched the game-winning goal at 2:55 in overtime and added an assist to extend his season-high point streak to six games (four goals, five assists over the span). He also led all skaters with six shots on goal, and was credited with four hits and two blocked shots in 26:17 of ice time. Callahan has tallied 14 points (six goals, eight assists) in the last 13 games.

–      Derek Stepan opened the game’s scoring at 3:19 of the first period, added an assist on the overtime, game-winner, and registered four shots on goal in 23:49 of ice time. He has now tallied a point in 11 of 13 games in April (seven goals, 10 assists over the span), and has recorded 33 points (14 goals, 19 assists) in the last 29 games.

–      Brad Richards notched the game-tying goal, while on the power play, with 2:57 remaining in regulation, to extend his point streak to five games (five goals, four assists over the span). He also registered four shots, was credited with two blocked shots, and won a team-high, 12-22 faceoffs (55%) in 22:21 of ice time.

–      Michael Del Zotto tallied two assists, including one on the power play, and logged 21:21 of ice time. He has now recorded five assists in the last seven games.

–      Derick Brassard notched a goal, four shots on goal, and four hits in 16:58 of ice time. He has now registered 11 points (five goals, six assists) in 12 games as a Ranger.

–      Henrik Lundqvist made 18 saves to improve to 23-16-3 overall, including an 8-10-2 mark on the road this season.

–      Carl Hagelin tallied two assists and four shots on goal in 20:18 of ice time. He has now recorded four points (one goal, three assists) in the last four games.

–      Ryan McDonagh recorded an assist on the overtime, game-winning goal, and logged 24:26 of ice time. He has registered eight points (two goals, six assists) in 13 games during the month of April.

–      Dan Girardi was credited with four hits, tied for the game-high with four blocked shots, and logged a team-high, 30:32 of ice time. It is the first time this season, and 14th of his career, he logged 30:00+ of ice time in a game.

Transaction Update:

–      New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that forward Kris Newbury has been recalled from the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL). Newbury led Connecticut and ranked seventh in the AHL in assists (42) and 10th in points (62) while skating in 70 games. He returns to the Rangers where he has tallied one assist in five games this season.

Team Schedule:

–      The Blueshirts’ practice schedule for tomorrow, Apr. 26, is 12:00 p.m. at MSG Training Center.

–      The Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the New Jersey Devils on Saturday, Apr. 27, at Madison Square Garden (3:00 p.m. – TV: NBC; Radio: ESPN 98.7), in their 2013 regular season finale.



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  1. Rangers have recalled Kris Newbury. Probably would have anyway, but insurance because of Clowe’s likely concussion.

  2. Another 6 goals scored in the past 2 games without Brian Boyle.

    The Rangers team is full of bullets, with the exception being 1 BB.

    Congrats to the Rangers on their clinching of a playoff berth.

  3. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    On radio, Maloney said lower body. Others are saying upper body… What is is it on Clowe? Upper or lower body injury?

  4. SufferingSince79 on

    Matty…I picked the name for a reason. Only one year I can remember they didn’t rip my heart out but they gave me more than one heart attack before it was all over.

  5. Hagerstown MD NYR fan on

    Maybe the reasoning on bringing up Newbury is that in addition to his obvious toughness he has proved this season that he can score at the AHL level and therefore could perhaps kick in the odd goal now and then.

  6. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    79 team overachieved. The 86 team caused me more suffering. Getting a rookie goalie, Patrick Wah, I was convinced the Rangers would beat the Habs ….. But in fairness the 86 team played out of their minds … Beezer was insane that playoff run…

  7. I like Newbury and appreciate his service (taking punches in every game following his recall) but he has had chance after chance already here. Haley was called up, brought energy and didnt take any stupid penalties and actually won some fights. Kid deserves another shot. He didnt do anything poorly to be sent down when he was sent down.

  8. Stranger Nation on

    move Kreider up with Bros-hard and Nash

    Ash will be back for 4th line as well as…drum roll please…Brian Boyle!!

  9. Hagerstown MD NYR fan on

    Lyova your right about Haley he was apleasant surprise. E3 I rememer 86 freakin Canadiends ****** Anyway the Rangers had an awful season that year only 74 pts. Did not help that their genuis coach Ted Sator sent Larouche to the minors. I think when he was recalle dhe scored like 20 goals ine last 25 games.

  10. SufferingSince79 on

    A couple of months from now the fans of 15 teams will be lamenting the bad play, bad coaching, bad GMs, bad bounces, bad luck, bad officiating, bad ice, bad trades, non-trades, injuries, and the like. Sounds like this blog right now. At least we’ll have something to complain about for another week or two. THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!!!!!

  11. After hearing Clowe’s contract demands, it’s pretty obvious that Clowe has his head up his ass. Therefore, I think we can classify this as a lower body injury.

  12. The Rangers would be best served to play their best players Saturday in an effort to avoid the 8 seed and Pittsburgh, and dispose of the BB.

  13. well they’re in. ugly win in what has been an ugly season but they’re in and that’s all that matters. I’m fine with the 6 or 7 seeds. 8-seed and they might as well not even be in the playoffs.

  14. I think the only chance they have to beat either Pittsburgh or Boston is to be fresh and healthy. And with Girardi playing 30min a game, Hank killing himself last month to save thir season and Richards looking like a victim of a war, yes Id rathef rest them.

  15. Rob in Beantown on

    Losing Clowe is really painful. Half the reason we were excited for him was because he’s supposed to be a playoff MONSTER. I really hope its not as bad as it looks but it looked bad…

  16. The resting of players will be affected by what happens tomorrow night in Buffalo. If the Islanders lose in reg, the Rangers can’t finish 8th, and so Pittsburgh would be dodged.

  17. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    I hope clowe comes back healthy and fully recovered, and I hope it is really soon!!!

    Bring up mcilrath for Saturday !!

  18. “Poor Winnipeg. If it wasn’t between us and them I’d wish they got in.”


    No – screw them and screw their fanbase….clever chants for every team? Adorable…enjoy watching the playoffs.

  19. Evrock Around The Clock Tonight on

    Is this team the worst team to ever get in the playoffs?
    I was at the Panther/ Toronto game tonight and couldn’t believe this was the same team that made the Rangers their b!t©h 2 nights ago.
    For most of tonight’s game it looked like deja-vu all over again. Fantastic road period then practically handing the game to Carolina. We deserved to lose this game. We tied it on a fluke goal on a powerplay that should never have been.
    I hope I’m not the only one that won’t forgive Richards for his horrendous play all game just because he scored a goal because he was the last Ranger to touch the puck.
    I’m sure a lot odd people will say “this game looked a lot like last year’s team because they battled back”. Last year’s team would never been in that position to begin with.
    Lundqvist was left out to dry on the power play goal against thanks to a flipping Dan Girardi. That being said, Lundqvist needs to stop at least one of those Tlustny shots. He looked unbeatable in the first period and I was thinking shutout but Ellis outplayed him. And we didn’t make Ellis look great like we did the other day with Markstrom. He looked amazing in the final 2 periods.
    At least In the playoffs we won’t have to worry about playing down to teams’ level.
    Kreider needs to get more ice time. He showed some ridiculous speed for a big man tonight. It’s not like he doesn’t have experience in big games. Torts trusted him in last year’s playoffs and he needs to start doing the same from now on.
    Ah Matt Gilroy, we hardly knew ya…. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

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