Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR:
Jets 1, Rangers 0 (shootout).
– The Rangers have earned a point in five of their last six contests (4-1-1 over the span), and have also registered a point in each of their last four home games (3-0-1 over the span).
– Tonight’s contest was the sixth time the Rangers have finished regulation and overtime with the score tied 0-0 since the shootout was implemented prior to the 2005-06 season. The previous five times were: October 20, 2007 at Boston (1-0 loss); March 9, 2008 vs. Boston (1-0 win); October 17, 2008 vs. Toronto (1-0 win); January 12, 2010 vs. New Jersey (1-0 loss); February 1, 2012 at Buffalo (1-0 win).
– The last time the Rangers were tied 0-0 after regulation was April 13, 2013 at the NY Islanders (1-0 win in overtime).
– The Blueshirts were 3-for-3 (6:00) on the penalty kill in the contest. New York has not allowed a power play goal in five of its last six contests, successfully killing off 16 of 19 penalties over the span (84.2%).
– The Rangers were credited with 38 shots on goal in the contest, as 16 different skaters recorded at least one shot on goal and seven different skaters registered at least three. New York has been credited with at least 34 shots on goal in five of 10 games this season.
– Henrik Lundqvist stopped all 25 shots he faced to record his second shutout of the season and the 52nd of his NHL career. With the shutout, he moved into sole possession of 22nd place on the NHL’s all-time shutouts list, passing Curtis Joseph, Dave Kerr, Rogie Vachon, and Tomas Vokoun. As of the conclusion of tonight’s game, the Rangers’ all-time wins and shutouts leader is tied for third in the NHL in shutouts this season. He has posted a 3-0-1 record, along with a 1.20 GAA, a .958 SV%, and 2 SO in his last four home contests. Lundqvist made his 583rd career regular season appearance with the Rangers in the contest, passing Gump Worsley for second on the team’s all-time list.
– Dan Girardi led all skaters with a single-game career-high 34:50 of ice time, led all skaters with seven blocked shots, tied for the game-high with two takeaways, and tied for team-highs in shots on goal (four) and hits (three). The Rangers’ alternate captain became the first Blueshirt to log at least 34:50 of ice time in a regular season game since Brian Leetch skated in 34:54 of ice time on December 9, 2000 at Boston. At the conclusion of tonight’s contest, Girardi ranks fifth in the NHL – and leads the Rangers – in blocked shots (28) this season. He also leads the Rangers in average ice time (25:19) and ranks second on the team in hits (24) in 2014-15.
– Marc Staal tied for the game-high with two takeaways, recorded two shots on goal, and was credited with two hits in 29:33 of ice time. The Rangers’ alternate captain ranks third on the team in average ice time (22:06) and ranks fourth on the team in blocked shots (12) this season.
– Mats Zuccarello tallied a shootout goal, tied for the team-high with three hits, and was credited with one takeaway in 19:32 of ice time. He has registered 10 goals in 21 shootout attempts in his career (47.6%). Zuccarello ranks second on the Rangers in takeaways (nine) this season.
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