Rangers 4, Blue Jackets 2 … Post-game notes


Post-game notes courtesy of the Rangers:

Rangers 4, Blue Jackets 2.

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Team Notes:

– The Rangers defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets, 4-2, tonight at Nationwide Arena, to complete a sweep of their back-to-back set.

– The Blueshirts are now 8-8-0 overall (16 pts), including a 5-6-0 mark on the road this season. The Rangers have won six of their last eight games.

– The Rangers have registered four or more goals in three of their last four games.

– The Blueshirts have held opponents to two or fewer goals in each of the last nine games, and 10 of the last 11. The current streak of nine games is their longest since holding opponents to two or fewer goals in 12 straight games from Feb. 20, 1971 at Pittsburgh to Mar. 18, 1971 at Philadelphia.

– The Rangers’ power play was 1-3 (4:49) in the contest, and is now 5-21 (23.8%) in the last six games.

– The Rangers’ penalty kill was 2-2 (4:00) in the contest, and is now 34-39 (87.2%) in the last 11 games.

– New York improved to a combined record of 4-2-0 in back-to-back games this season, including a 2-1-0 (1-1-0 at home; 1-0-0 on the road) record in the first game and 2-1-0 (0-0-0 at home; 2-1-0 on the road) mark in the second game.

– The Rangers out-shot the Blue Jackets, 31-20, after two periods, including a 21-10 advantage in the second period. It is the second time this season the Rangers registered 21 shots in a single period, having previously done so on Oct. 16 at Washington.

– The Blueshirts have registered a point in 98 consecutive regular season games when leading after the second period, dating back to the 2009-10 season, posting a record of 92-0-6 over the span. The Rangers are 6-0-0 when leading after the second period this season.

– With the win, Head Coach Alain Vigneault moved past Hall of Famer Punch Imlach for 27th place on the NHL’s all-time coaching points list with 956 points in 822 games coached (430-296-35-61).

Player Notes:

– Cam Talbot made 32 saves to improve to 3-1-0 overall, including a 3-1-0 mark on the road this season. Talbot has held opponents to two goals in each of his four career NHL appearances, and he has now won each of his last three games (1.95 GAA, .935 Sv% over the span).

– Carl Hagelin notched two goals to extend his point streak to four games (four goals, two assists over the span), and registered three shots in 15:00 of ice time. He has recorded seven points (four goals, three assists) in six games since returning from injury.

– Ryan Callahan tallied two points (one goal, one assist), including a power play goal, registered three hits and two blocked shots, and posted a plus-three rating in 18:07 of ice time. He has now recorded a point in each of his last five games (five goals, two assists over the span), including four points (two goals, two assists) in three games since returning from injury.

– Ryan McDonagh registered a power play assist and added an empty net goal in a game-high, 25:12 of ice time. He tallied three points (two goals, one assist) in the Rangers’ back-to-back set, and has now registered six points (three goals, three assists) in the last six games.

– Mats Zuccarello tallied a power play assist, four shots, and a game-high, four blocked shots in 19:12 of ice time. He has now recorded seven assists in the last six games, and eight points (one goal, seven assists) in eight games since his healthy scratch on Oct. 24 at Philadelphia.

– Brad Richards registered an assist and four shots, and posted a plus-two rating in 17:26 of ice time. He has tallied five assists in the last six games, including four assists in the last four.

– Derek Stepan recorded an assist and three shots in 19:06 of ice time. He has now tallied seven points (four goals, three assists) in the last six games.

– Dan Girardi registered his first point of the season with the primary assist on Ryan McDonagh’s empty net goal, and logged 21:22 of ice time.

Team Schedule:

– Tomorrow – Off

– Saturday, Nov. 9 – Practice, 11:00 a.m. at MSG Training Center

– Next Game – Sunday, Nov. 10 vs. Florida (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network)

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  1. @ctalbot33: And for those wondering…yes @ChrisKreider did kiss my mask after the game, and yes, I liked it.

  2. You may be right, ORR. And I have to hand it to ‘Lumbus management, (ahem JD!) for forcing him to prove it with that short contract. Well run organization.

  3. If Philly does a total rebuild they will want top picks, and top prospects.

    Would you give up the 1’st round for Simmonds?

  4. Hey! Somebody trying to play games with my name? Who is this bogus Kooster Krooster, or whatever he calls himself?
    And if anyone is going to reply to his BS, please don’t refer to him as Koos or Coos. Thank you very much.

  5. Well, I’ll still have the one nut if I lose the bet. Will look horrific down there.

    First rounder for Simmonds, I’d do that in heartbeat. Flyers wouldn’t entertain that unless NYR were among the worst in the league, like in Buffalo’s situation.

  6. I agree with you, ORR. It’s NOT happening. I just, personally, love Simmonds and think he’s an ideal Power Forward for NYR.

  7. No problemo, Carp. Just don’t want anyone to think I’m playing games to make snarky incognito comments. Incognito? That word keeps popping up lately. :)

  8. MZA to MDZ – ‘Did you see that move Kreider made on the new goalie?’

    ‘Yeah, wow, kinko freaky!’

    ‘Do you happen to have a mask, or could you get hold of one?’

  9. Turns out that Miller came to ‘camp’ out of shape. Not the brightest of moves when you’re trying to make the big team, especially with a new coaching staff.

  10. Overreacted. Without the Avatar, it has to be a faker. Should have noticed that. That’s why we need Avatars, as you have suggested, right Manny?

  11. Pretty shrewd, I think, for Vinegar to put both Richie and Step with speedy wings. Unless they want to look ridiculous, they have to try to keep up.

  12. Miller has a net gain of 0 points in the Latona Evaluation for tonight. Liked that he was willing to stick up for teammates and made a couple good plays with the puck on his tape, but that sliding past Murray tomfoolery is derptastic.

  13. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Hank only has 5 less goals than gabby this season. If this relationship is linear, and gabby does score 40, does Hank score 35?

  14. Vancouver beating San Jose 4-2 after 2 periods.

    Chris Higgins with a goal and assist. that gives him 6G, 4A on the season

  15. Ria( the silent bonehead) on

    Well I just heard that the “THUGS” are playing at msg Sunday afternoon so The ice should be just “Wonderful” by 7:30. UGH!!!

  16. Veen-yo to Maria: “winning percentage now at .500. It’s ok to unpack the suitcases now.”

    Whoopee we all gonna die!

  17. Maria to AV: ‘I was hoping you’d open up 2-14 so Dolan, like you said, would just give you that ten million dollars and we would live in Monaco. PS You lying rat!

  18. Veen-yo to Maria: “chill out britch, it’s a long season and a lot can happen. I’m not in the clear yet.”

  19. Stranger Nation on

    Gabby lovers are silent

    McD is becoming a force offensively

    Cam Talbot keeps this up, questions will be raised

    Hags is amazing.

    Cally is a stud muffin

    Upward and onward

  20. Making a trade or trades for this team would be difficult. WHo /what position do they trade for and what do they give up? Can they get Kassian from Vancouver for Nash’s facial hair?

  21. happy with the win.

    I expected the team to bebetter with Hagelin and Stepan back, but this team is doing a lot better than I thought…..

  22. When you see the 3rd period ice time you can see who AV is trusting and who is most likely to be moved. The fact that DelZ and Pullout hardly played in the 3rd and Miller played under 8 minutes suggests that Miller will go down when Dom Moore is ready to go and AV would be most willing to lose DZ and Pullout in a trade

  23. McIlrath is not ready… but he would be an interesting replacement for DZ.

    He will be here, so will Kristo. I think they both need a year… not saying they cant produce now……

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