Rangers 2, Panthers 1 (shootout) … post-game notes


Post-game notes courtesy of the Rangers:

Rangers 2, Panthers 1 (shootout).

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Team notes:

–        The Rangers continued a five-game road trip tonight with a 2-1 shootout victory against the Florida Panthers at BB&T Center, for their 20th win of the season. New York has now won four of their last five games, and 10 of their last 13 on the road.

–        The Blueshirts improved to 20-19-2 overall (42 pts), including a 12-9-0 mark on the road this season. The Rangers’ 12 road wins this season is tied for first in the Eastern Conference.

–        The Rangers completed a season sweep of the Panthers, posting a 3-0-0 record in the series. The Blueshirts out-scored the Panthers, 11-6, in the series, including a 6-3 advantage in the third period.

–        The Blueshirts have now won 12 of their last 17 games against the Panthers, having out-scored Florida, 51-29, over the span.

–        New York out-shot Florida, 31-22, including a 26-16 advantage after the first period. The Blueshirts have out-shot their opponent in eight of the last 10 games, and hold a 330-273 shot advantage over their opponents during the stretch. The Rangers have posted 30 or more shots in 10 of the last 14 games.

Player notes:

–        Henrik Lundqvist made 21 saves through regulation and overtime, and stopped all three shootout attempts to earn first star honors. He improved to 12-15-2 overall, including a 7-6-0 mark on the road this season. Lundqvist is now 47-31 with a .762 save percentage all-time in shootouts. His 47 wins rank second in the NHL, while his .762 save percentage ranks second among goalies who have faced at least 20 career shootout attempts.

–        Dan Girardi notched the game-tying goal with 2:10 remaining in regulation, and registered three shots and two hits in a team-high, 28:18 of ice time. He has registered two points (one goal, one assist) in three games on the Rangers current five-game road trip, and now ranks second among team defensemen with three goals and 10 points this season.

–        Derek Stepan tallied an assist, was credited with two blocked shots, and won a game-high, 12-22 faceoffs (55%) in 19:34 of ice time. He has recorded an assist in each of the last two games, and is now tied for second on the team with 18 assists this season.

–        Rick Nash recorded an assist and led all skaters with seven shots on goal in 17:13 of ice time. He has tallied a point in each of the last two games (one goal, one assist), and has four points (one goal, three assists) in the last six contests.

–        Brad Richards registered the game-deciding goal in the third round of the shootout, and logged 19:27 of ice time in the contest. He improved to 28-75 (37.3%) on shootouts with 12 game-deciding goals in his career. His 12 shootout game-deciding goals are tied for sixth in the NHL all-time.

–        Marc Staal was credited with two hits and logged 23:45 of ice time, while making his return to the lineup after missing the previous 10 contests with a concussion sustained on Dec. 7 against New Jersey.

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  1. “You’ll put your eye out with that thing, and change your underwear in case they have to take you to the hospital!”

  2. on the right side of the boxscore you can access the official game report and event summary with breakdowns of all the stats.

  3. Rob in Beantown on

    I’m losing to the Mannytoba Murderers 11-0. 2013 wasn’t my year, but everything will be different tomorrow :)

  4. Wow…just experienced that display of hockey live.

    Danny G…what can you say? He deserves the smelly hat alright.

    Gotta love the breakaway contest to decide that one. Isn’t it ironic that one of the worst players on the ice during the actual 65 minutes of hockey scored the winner?

    It was sure worth the price of admission to see Nash glide on the back check. He also had a scoring chance!

    Zucca continues to lead this team in all situations. Fun to watch.

  5. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Papa bear – we were just outside in the hot tub and saw that insane bright shooting star go whiz zing through the sky – it was about 25 or so minutes ago..

  6. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    It went overhead heading westerly. Jupiter is visible in the sky tonight too for any astro-lovers…

  7. Nice to have a Rangers win to end 2013

    Carp and everyone on the board Happy New Year!!!!

    2014 has GOT to be a better year.

  8. Grabby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Paul in sunrise on

    Pretty sure the rangers earned an off day tomorrow. Not even an optional is my guess.

    Who is in Florida? Us ranger fans in Florida need to stick together.

    So my 7 year old daughter took I the game live with my sister. After the potvin sucks chants my daughter was confused. Once explained that he did a bad thing she was ok with it. Keeping the tradition alive.

  10. stranger Nation on

    The Cup is ours for the taking! first the Panthers, then the Pens, and finally the B-hawks!!

    Where’s brother olga?

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