Rangers 5, Oilers 0 … post-game notes

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Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR:

Rangers 5, Oilers 0.

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Team notes:

–        The Rangers continued a four-game road trip with a 5-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers tonight at Rexall Place. The Blueshirts tallied three special team’s goals, including two while shorthanded, and Cam Talbot posted his third shutout of the season. New York is now 7-2-0 in their last nine games, and 5-1-0 in their last six on the road.

–        The Blueshirts have posted a record of 42-30-4 overall (88 pts), including a 24-14-0 mark on the road this season. The Rangers are now two points ahead of the Philadelphia Flyers for second place in the Metropolitan Division standings.

–        The Rangers tied their franchise record with their 24th road win this season. The team has won 24 games away from MSG in four seasons, including three of the last four (1993-94, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2013-14).

–        The Blueshirts have registered at least one point in six of their last eight games at Edmonton (3-2-2-1 over the span), dating back to a 3-3 tie on Oct. 8, 1997. The Blueshirts’ last win at Edmonton was a 4-2 victory on Nov. 5, 2010.

–        The Rangers’ penalty kill was 4-4 (7:44) and notched two shorthanded goals in the contest. The last time the Blueshirts tallied two shorthanded goals in a game was Mar. 5 vs. Toronto. New York is now 36-39 (92.3%) with six shorthanded goals on the penalty kill in the last 14 games.

–        The Blueshirts out-shot the Oilers, 32-26, including an 8-3 advantage in the first period. New York has now out-shot their opponent in six of their last eight games (277-221 over the span), and have surpassed 30 shots in six contests during the stretch.

Player notes:

–        Cam Talbot posted his third shutout of the season with a 26-save effort, and is now 12-6-0 overall with an 8-3-0 mark on the road this season. He improved to 5-3-0 with a 1.51 goals against average, .946 save percentage, and two shutouts in eight career games against Western Conference opponents. Talbot became the first Rangers goalie other than Henrik Lundqvist to have at least three shutouts in a season since Mike Dunham in 2002-03.

–        Mats Zuccarello notched two goals, including one shorthanded tally, added a power play assist and posted a plus-two rating in 15:12 of ice time. He has recorded 18 points (four goals, 14 assists) in his last 19 games, including eight points (two goals, six assists) in the last seven contests. Zuccarello is now tied for the team lead with 53 points this season.

–        Rick Nash tallied two goals, including one shorthanded tally, four shots and a plus-two rating in 14:50 of ice time. He has now registered five goals in the last seven games, and leads the team with 25 goals this season.

–        Derek Stepan registered three assists, including two while shorthanded, and posted a plus-three rating in 14:07 of ice time. He established a new career-high with his 52nd and 53rd points of the season, and has tallied 18 points (five goals, 13 assists) in the last 17 games. Stepan now leads the team with 38 assists and is tied for first with 53 points this season.

–        Derick Brassard recorded a power play goal and won 6-11 faceoffs (55%) in 14:35 of ice time. The goal was his career-high, 18th of the season, and he has tallied five goals and six points in the last seven games. Brassard is now tied for second on the team with 18 goals this season.

–        Raphael Diaz registered his first assist as a Ranger with a power play assist and four shots in 15:02 of ice time. He has now recorded a point in each of the last two games (one goal, one assist).

–        Marc Staal recorded a shorthanded assist and logged 21:10 of ice time. The assist was his first shorthanded point since Feb. 12, 2012.

–        Anton Stralman tallied an assist, two shots, and three hits in 20:07 of ice time. He has registered three assists in the last six games, and is now eight assists from 100 career assists.

–        Benoit Pouliot registered an assist and logged 13:30 of ice time. He has now recorded four assists in the last four games.

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42 Comments

  1. This yr model….say what you want about the Caps, but they got about 150 sell outs in a row, and a real good loud building. We can’t talk anymore.

  2. that’ll teach you, C3.

    Honestly, I did say that I thought USA stole that win with the net off its mooring, and thought it was a joke that an Olympic game was decided that way, especially with Oshie going over and over and over … even more of a clown show.

  3. ThisYearsModel on

    I post a brilliant meme on the 3 vs. 2 point game, and CARP puts up a new post. Now no one will read it and see how brilliant I truly am. This is blatant East Coast Bonehead Bias.

    Just saw Teddy Roosevelt on NHL Tonight. He was happy tonight and appeared to have finally trimmed that broom underneath his nose.

  4. They do have a great, loud arena (with a terrible elevator), Hedberg.

    They won’t be playing there beyond April 12.

  5. ThisYearsModel on

    I have been to the Phone Booth in DC. I would have a lot more respect for them if the majority of the crowd noise was not coming through the PA speakers. I couldn’t believe it. I had never before had an experience in a building where the crowd noise was piped in through the sound system. I think that is about as proper as NHL 3 point games. it is crap.

  6. ThisYearsModel on

    And the last game I attended in DC was the game 7 against the Penguins where they shat the bed and got blown out. I was doubly angry. First, they choked so hard allowing Skid and The Gang to move on, and their crowd turned out to be a fraud. It was a STH that pointed out to me the noise came from the speakers.

  7. ThisYearsModel on

    It is a nice arena to see a game. Sight lines are good and the escalators work. Never tried the elevators.

  8. Giannone asked Richie about Penalty Killing. Like asking Mark McGwire about bunting.

    Sorry, John. But nice suit.

  9. Admiral Akbar on

    Even though the Rangers ended up choking up a 3-0 lead to lose the playoff game, I will always love the memory of the MSG fans chanting “Can you hear us?!” to the Craps’ coach.

  10. only saw The Dead
    at Corporate Named Arena in DC

    friend got me a ticket for a caps/Rangers game
    but i was sick and couldn’t go

  11. repost after carping:

    w orp®ick hit
    and he did leave his feet after the hit
    but his main point of contact
    was Toews head
    so
    he deserves a call from Shanny
    but he plays for the pens
    so gary will tell hiim to look the other way (again)

  12. Have the acoustics been altered by the ‘New Transformation,’ or is the lack of noise because Wall St is taking over?

  13. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Ricardo – i was happy that Tam got the shutout. Brassard will put the GW nail in Torts’ coffin

  14. I do know that my public personality became a great deal more reserved after I made my first billion.

  15. That’s a good point, Carp. I just thought Derek Stepan’s *3 assists* might get some love. I mean, I didn’t watch the game, but…..

  16. I still think MSL will come in handy (but I’d rather have Cally back). Sam and Joe just can’t say enough good things about him, but they are all hollow compliments without him putting up impressive numbers for us. He does not even make this team, lines one to four if he doesn’t score bunches, let’s face it.

  17. No one even bothers to check #19, league-wide – which, I guess is good, in that an injury would set us back years with the Cap.

  18. Phoenix #Coyotes Paul Bissonnette took to twitter and called out #NBC commentator Mike Milbury, ” Knowing Mike Milbury has a job talking hockey makes me feel good about life after I’m done playing. Guy’s a zero”.

  19. Must be funny to see him in the shower, all lily white like the Pillsbury Dough Boy while the rest of the team is black and blue and limping.

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