Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR:
Rangers 3, Canucks 1.
– The Rangers continued a four-game road trip with a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks tonight at Rogers Arena. With the win, the Blueshirts established a new franchise record for road wins with their 25th of the season. New York is now 8-2-0 in their last 10 games, and 6-1-0 in their last seven on the road.
– The Blueshirts have posted a record of 43-30-4 overall (90 pts), including a 25-14-0 mark on the road this season. The Rangers are now three points ahead of the Philadelphia Flyers for second place in the Metropolitan Division standings.
– New York has now won 23 of their last 31 road games (23-8-0 over the span), and lead the NHL with 25 road wins this season. The Blueshirts improved to 21-2-0 when allowing two or fewer goals on the road.
– The Rangers extended their winning streak against the Canucks to four games, having out-scored Vancouver 13-3 during the streak.
– New York notched both a power play goal and a shorthanded goal in the same game for the fifth time this season, and for the second consecutive contest. The last time the Rangers tallied both a power play goal and a shorthanded goal in consecutive games was during the 2011-12 season (Dec. 8-10).
– The Rangers’ power play was 1-3 (3:58) in the contest, while the penalty kill was 2-2 (4:00) with one shorthanded goal. The Blueshirts are now 2-9 (22.2%) with the man advantage in the last two games, while the penalty kill is 38-41 (92.7%) with seven shorthanded goals in the last 15 games.
– The Blueshirts were credited with 14 blocked shots in the contest, including 11 players registering at least one blocked shot. Dan Girardi, Kevin Klein, and Ryan McDonagh each tied for the team-high with two blocked shots apiece.
– Henrik Lundqvist made 34 saves and is now 31-23-4 overall, including a 17-10-0 mark on the road this season. He is now 6-1-0 in his last seven games (2.00 GAA, .930 Sv%, 1 SO) and 9-3-0 in his last 12 (1.84 GAA, .937 Sv%, 2 SO). Lundqvist has reached the 30-save mark in 17 games this season, posting a record of 13-3-1 with a 2.11 goals against average, .941 save percentage, and two shutouts in those contests.
– Martin St. Louis notched his first goal as a Ranger with a shorthanded tally and logged 16:42 of ice time. The goal was his 30th of the season, marking the seventh time in his career St. Louis has reached the 30-goal milestone. It was also his first shorthanded goal since a 3-1 win on Feb. 9, 2010 against Vancouver as a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
– Benoit Pouliot tallied the eventual game-winning goal, on the power play, and registered a team-high, four shots in 15:09 of ice time. The goal extended his point streak to three games (one goal, two assists), and he has now recorded five points (one goal, four assists) in the last five games. Pouliot tied his single-season career-high with his 32nd point, a mark he originally established during the 2011-12 season.
– Mats Zuccarello registered a power play assist and three shots in 18:02 of ice time. The assist gave Zuccarello 54 points this season, the most by a Norwegian-born player in one season in NHL history. The record was previously held by Espen Knusten, who had 53 points with Columbus during the 2000-01 season. Zuccarello has recorded 19 points (four goals, 15 assists) in his last 20 games, including nine points (two goals, seven assists) in the last eight contests, and he now leads the team in points (54) this season.
– Daniel Carcillo opened the game’s scoring with an even strength goal at 4:59 of the first period and logged 10:15 of ice time. He is now eight points shy of 100 for his career.
– Rick Nash tallied a shorthanded assist and two shots in 16:17 of ice time. He has now registered three points (two goals, one assist) in the last two games, and six points (five goals, one assist) in the last eight contests.
– Derick Brassard recorded a power play assist and two hits in 15:17 of ice time. He has tallied seven points (five goals, two assists) in the last eight games, including a power play point in each of the last two games (1 PPG, 1 PPA). Brassard now leads the team with 18 power play points this season.
– Brian Boyle tallied his 100th career point with an assist and won 3-5 faceoffs (60%) in 11:56 of ice time. He has now registered three points (one goal, two assists) in the last four games.
– Derek Dorsett recorded one assist, three shots, and two hits in 9:59 of ice time. He has now tallied three points (one goal, two assists) in the last four games.
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