Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR:
Rangers 5, Oilers 0.
– 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.
– 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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