Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR, post-game audio courtesy of the Hurricanes:
Hurricanes 3, Rangers 1.
– The Rangers were defeated by the Carolina Hurricanes, 3-1, tonight at PNC Arena, in their second meeting in five days. New York is now 8-4-1 in their last 13 games, and 17-6-0 in their last 23 contests on the road.
– The Blueshirts have posted a record of 35-27-4 overall (74 pts), including a 19-12-0 mark on the road this season.
– The Rangers’ penalty kill held the Hurricanes scoreless in four power play opportunities (7:06). New York has not allowed a power play goal against in the last five games (13 times shorthanded), and has tallied three shorthanded goals over the span. The Blueshirts’ penalty kill is now 19-20 (95.0%) in the last seven games.
– The Blueshirts were credited with 17 blocked shots, including four players who registered two or more blocked shots in the contest. Ryan McDonagh led the team and tied for the game-high with four blocked shots.
– Kevin Klein tallied his first point as a Ranger with a goal, and was credited with two hits and three blocked shots in 15:13 of ice time. The goal was his second of the season, and first since Dec. 27 at Dallas.
– Mats Zuccarello registered an assist and two takeaways in 17:17 of ice time. He has tallied a point in eight of his last nine contests, registering 10 points (two goals, eight assists) over the span, and has assists in seven of his last eight games. The assist was his 30th of the season, and he now ranks second on the team in assists and is tied for first in scoring with 45 points.
– Benoit Pouliot recorded an assist and three shots in 15:18 of ice time. He has tallied five points (two goals, three assists) in the last nine games.
– Henrik Lundqvist made 32 saves and is now 24-21-4 overall, including a 12-9-0 mark on the road this season. It was the 13th time this season he has registered 30 or more saves in a game, posting a record of 9-3-1 with a 2.15 goals against average, .941 save percentage, and two shutouts in those contests.
– Derek Dorsett led all skaters with six hits and registered two shots on goal in 8:45 of ice time, while making his return to the lineup after not dressing in the previous two games.
– Martin St. Louis registered a team-high, five shots on goal, and led all team forwards with 20:03 of ice time.
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