Rangers 3, Red Wings 2 (OT) … post-game notes


Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR:

Rangers 3, Red Wings 2 (OT).

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Team Notes:

– The Rangers defeated the Detroit Red Wings, 3-2, in overtime tonight at Joe Louis Arena, to wrap-up their season-opening nine-game road trip.

– The Blueshirts are now 3-6-0 overall (6 pts), including a 3-6-0 mark on the road this season.

– Tonight’s contest was the 11th consecutive meeting between the Rangers and Red Wings that was separated by two or fewer goals, with seven of those games decided by one goal.

– The Rangers’ power play was 1-3 (4:15) in the contest, while the Blueshirts were 3-4 (7:05) on the penalty kill. New York is now 24-28 (85.7%) on the penalty kill in the last six games.

– The Blueshirts out-shot the Red Wings, 40-34, including a 16-8 advantage in the second period.

Player Notes:

– Cam Talbot made 32 saves to earn his first career win in his second NHL appearance, and is now 1-1-0 overall with a 1-1-0 mark on the road this season.

– Derick Brassard notched the game-winning goal with 13 seconds remaining in overtime, registered three shots, and won 9-15 faceoffs (60%) in 14:37 of ice time. The goal was his first of the season, and he has now tallied four points (one goal, three assists) in the last five games.

– Benoit Pouliot registered his first point as a Ranger with a power play goal, and added the lone assist on Derick Brassard’s overtime game-winning goal in 14:39 of ice time.

– Mats Zuccarello tallied the game-tying goal at 2:18 of the third period, and registered three shots and two hits in 10:24 of ice time. The goal was Zuccarello’s first point of the season.

– Brian Boyle recorded a power play assist and three shots, and won a game-high, 13-20 faceoffs (65%) in 18:14 of ice time. He leads the team with a 55.2% faceoff winning percentage (79-143) on the season.

– Ryan McDonagh tallied a power play assist and logged a team-high, 26:52 of ice time. He has registered two assists in the last four games, and now leads all team defensemen in scoring with three points (one goal, two assists) this season.

– Dominic Moore recorded an assist, two shots, and two hits in 12:02 of ice time. The point was his first as a Ranger since Apr. 15, 2006 at Philadelphia (assist).

– Marc Staal registered an assist on Mats Zuccarello’s third period goal, and logged 19:54 of ice time. He is now one point shy of 100 career points.

– Anton Stralman led all Rangers with a career-high, six shots on goal, and logged 20:51 of ice time.

Team Schedule:

– Sunday, Oct. 27 – Practice, 1:00 p.m. at Madison Square Garden

– Next Game – Monday, Oct. 28 vs. Montreal (7:30 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network)

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  1. Stranger Nation on

    iDoodie Machetto
    Brassard is terrible. Glad we traded a 40 goal scorer for Columbus’ spare parts.

    October 26th, 2013 at 8:22 PM

  2. Stranger Nation on

    Gotta start playing better before things turn, boys. It’s not accepting a good effort over a win. It’s that it’s a necessary step toward winning. If they play like this they will win their share.

    October 26th, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    The blogfather has spoken, listen my children

  3. I’m happy with the effort…ecstatic with the win . At least they go home on a positive note…

  4. Carp, is Nash’s career on the ropes? Do we really buy him out instead of buyout Brad? Help!?!?!

  5. lets hope this turns things in the right direction, lots of effort tonight, three guys off the schnide,

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