Oilers 3, Rangers 1.
– The Rangers were credited with 18 blocked shots in the contest, two shy of their single-game season-high. Five different skaters recorded at least two blocked shots in the game.
– Henrik Lundqvist stopped 30 of 32 shots in the contest and was named the Third Star of the game. The Rangers’ all-time wins and shutouts leader has posted a 5-2-1 record, along with a 1.95 GAA, a .933 SV%, and 2 SO in his last eight contests, and has also registered a 4-1-1 record, along with a 1.62 GAA, a .944 SV%, and 2 SO in his last six appearances at Madison Square Garden. Lundqvist recorded at least 30 saves in a game for the second time this season, and has posted a 1-1-0 record, along with a 1.01 GAA, a .969 SV% (63 saves on 65 shots), and 1 SO in the two contests.
– Carl Hagelin registered a goal, recorded two shots on goal, was credited with two blocked shots, registered one takeaway, and posted a plus-one rating in 19:23 of ice time. He has registered a point in six of the last nine games (four goals, two assists over the span), including a point in five of the last seven contests (three goals, two assists). Hagelin has also posted a plus-six rating over the last nine games. He ranks second on the team in takeaways (13), ranks third in shots on goal (32), is tied for third on the team in goals (four), and is tied for fifth on the team in points (six) this season.
– Kevin Hayes recorded an assist, tied for the game-high with five shots on goal, was credited with three hits, recorded one takeaway, and posted a plus-one rating in 16:32 of ice time. He is tied for third on the team in hits (20) and ranks fourth in takeaways (11) this season.
– Lee Stempniak notched an assist and posted a plus-one rating in 11:18 of ice time. He has tallied a point in two of his last three contests (one goal, one assist over the span). Stempniak is tied for fifth on the team in points (six) in 2014-15.
– Dan Girardi led all skaters with 26:00 of ice time and was credited with two blocked shots in the contest. The Rangers’ alternate captain has logged at least 26 minutes of ice time in seven of the last eight contests and in nine of 14 games this season. As of the conclusion of tonight’s game, Girardi is tied for fourth in the NHL in blocked shots (38) and is tied for seventh in the NHL in average ice time (26:10) this season.
– Matt Hunwick led all skaters with a single-game career-high seven blocked shots in 19:56 of ice time. Hunwick’s seven blocked shots are tied for the most a Ranger has had in one game this season, and it is the second time in the last two games that a Blueshirt has recorded seven blocked shots (Kevin Klein recorded seven last night in Toronto). Hunwick ranks fourth on the team in blocked shots (17) and ranks fifth in average ice time (18:36) this season.
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