Courtesy of the NYR:
NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
April 25, 2013 (Game 47, Away Game 24)
PNC Arena – Raleigh, NC
Rangers 4, Hurricanes 3 (OT)
– 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.
– 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.
– 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.
– 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.