Rangers 7, Maple Leafs 1 … post-game notes

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Post-game notes courtesy of the Rangers:

Rangers 7, Maple Leafs 1.

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Team notes:

–        The Rangers concluded a five-game road trip tonight with a 7-1 victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre, in an Original Six matchup. New York has now won five of their last seven games, and 11 of their last 15 on the road. The Rangers posted a 3-2-0 record on their five-game road trip.

–        The Blueshirts improved to 21-20-2 overall (44 pts), including a 13-10-0 mark on the road this season. The Rangers 13 road wins this season lead the Eastern Conference, and rank third in the league overall.

–        The seven goals mark a season-high for New York, and are the most the Rangers have tallied in a game since an 8-4 win at Buffalo on April 19, 2013. Additionally, the six-goal margin of victory is the largest for the Rangers since a 7-0 win against Philadelphia on March 6, 2011. The last time the Blueshirts tallied seven or more goals in Toronto was an 8-2 victory on March 14, 1990.

–        New York had 15 of 18 skaters register at least one point in the game, while Dominic Moore (two goals) and Carl Hagelin (one goal, one assist) each tallied two points. The Blueshirts also had five of six defensemen tally an assist in the contest. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last time the Rangers had at least 15 skaters register a point in a game was Jan. 19, 2010 against Tampa Bay (8-2 win, 16 players), and the last time the Rangers had five defensemen with a point was Dec. 1, 2011 at Carolina (5-3 win).

–        The Rangers have recorded a point in 14 of their last 17 meetings with the Maple Leafs (12-3-2 over the span), including eight of their last nine games in Toronto (7-1-1) during the stretch.

–        The Blueshirts improved to 4-3-0 against Original Six opponents this season, including a 2-0-0 mark against Toronto.

–        The Rangers have now posted a combined record of 9-6-1 in back-to-backs this season, including a 5-3-0 mark (2-2-0 at home; 3-1-0 on the road) in the second game of the set. Since the start of the 2011-12 season, the Blueshirts are 18-8-2 in the second game of back-to-back sets.

–        New York out-shot Toronto, 50-26, with 18 shots in the first period and 16 shots in both the second and third periods. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last time the Rangers had 50 or more shots in a game was Dec. 27, 2010 against the NY Islanders (52 shots), and the last time they posted 50+ shots in a road game was Feb. 15, 2003 (52 shots). The Blueshirts have out-shot their opponent in 10 of the last 12 games, and hold a 415-327 shot advantage over their opponents during the stretch. The Rangers have registered 40 or more shots six times this season, and have posted 30 or more shots in 12 of the last 16 games.

–        The Rangers power play was 1-3 (4:31) in the contest. The Blueshirts have notched a power play goal in six of the last nine games (9-32, 28.1% over the span), and are 15-62 (24.2%) on the man advantage in the last 19 contests.

Player notes:

–        Dominic Moore notched two unassisted goals, five shots, and posted a plus-two rating in 14:25 of ice time. The two goals tied his career-high for most goals in a single game, and he is now nine points shy of his 200th career NHL point.

–        Cam Talbot made 25 saves and is now 9-3-0 overall, with a 6-2-0 mark on the road this season. He has held opponents two goals or fewer in 10 of his 12 career NHL starts, including seven of eight road starts. Talbot improved to 4-0-0 with a 0.96 goals against average and a .963 save percentage in four games against Original Six opponents this season.

–        Carl Hagelin opened the game’s scoring at 6:57 of the first period, added an assist, five shots, and posted a plus-three rating in 16:04 of ice time. He finished the Rangers five-game road trip with two goals and one assist, and is now tied for second on the team with 10 goals this season.

–        Chris Kreider notched a goal, four shots, and three hits in 13:18 of ice time. He has registered five points (three goals, two assists) in the last eight games, and now leads the Rangers with 11 goals this season.

–        Benoit Pouliot tallied a goal and registered four shots in 15:31 of ice time. He has recorded a point in 11 of his last 14 games, registering 11 points (six goals, five assists) over the span. Pouliot finished the Rangers five-game road trip with a point in four of the five contests, tallying four points (three goals, one assist) during the stretch.

–        Brad Richards notched a goal and posted a plus-two rating in 16:10 of ice time. He is now tied for second on the team with 10 goals this season.

–        Brian Boyle registered a power play goal, tied his season-high with five shots, and was credited with three hits in 13:40 of ice time. He is now eight points shy of his 100th career NHL point.

–        Ryan McDonagh tallied an assist, four shots, was credited with four hits and a team-high, four blocked shots, and posted a plus-two rating in a team-high, 22:19 of ice time. He recorded a point in four of five games during the Blueshirts’ five-game road trip, registering five points (one goal, four assists) during the trip.

–        Dan Girardi notched an assist to extend his point streak to three games (one goal, two assists over the span), and was credited with two blocked shots in 21:01 of ice time. He recorded a point in four of five games during the Blueshirts’ five-game road trip, registering four points (one goal, three assists) during the trip.

–        Derick Brassard tallied an assist, three shots, and three hits in 15:00 of ice time. He has recorded a point in seven of the last nine games, registering nine points (one goal, eight assists) over the span, and finished the Rangers’ five-game road trip with a team-high, five assists.

–        John Moore registered an assist, three shots, and two hits in 17:32 of ice time. The assist was his eighth point of the season, which marks a new career-high.

–        Michael Del Zotto and J.T. Miller each tallied an assist on Brian Boyle’s power play goal. Del Zotto also posted a plus-two rating in 17:38 of ice time, while Miller was credited with two hits in 14:06 of ice time.

–        Derek Stepan tallied an assist and two shots in 13:36 of ice time. He has recorded three assists in the last four games, and now ranks second on the team with 19 assists this season.

–        Marc Staal and Ryan Callahan each registered one assist in the contest. Staal also registered three hits and a plus-two rating in 18:16 of ice time, while Callahan recorded three shots and a plus-two rating in 15:03 of ice time.

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30 Comments

  1. Well……this was weird. Guess this game will prove to be an outlier. Much the way the San Jose trouncing if those team was.

  2. Stranger Nation on

    McD – 1A, +2, 4 shots, 4 hits, 4 blocked shots
    stud muffin!!
    Kreider 1G, 4 shots, 3 hits, 1 Fight! with ‘Dion the Wanderer’

  3. It was a hug fest but it was good to see Kreider at least drop his mitts, plus he hit Dion pretty good leading up to it.

  4. But, honestly, I wouldn’t trade Del Zotto. He isn’t bringing breast enough back. And he’s got potential.

  5. “Make Believes” and just “Leaves” as well as “Maple Leaves” are really, really inherently funny.

  6. Hags now tied for second on the team with 10 goals on the season. This with scant PP time, although he did get 0:59 of PP time in this game.

    Must have been “mop-up” duty, nothing to get excited about. We know he has no “upside,” because he came out of the Rangers farm system.

  7. Really bad night for Sather – Rangers win, BUT, at least the messing up of Conor Allen’s mind campaign is now officially in full swing.

    MF unbelieveable, this “organization.” Puck it, I QUIT! You can shove all my years of fandom up your arse, NY Rangers, I am out of here, PERIOD!

  8. jimG the desertrat on

    Was that game a reaction to having their assens handed to them in pitt, play it forward baby.

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