Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR:
– The Rangers were 3-for-3 (6:00) and allowed two shots on goal on the penalty kill in the contest. The Blueshirts have killed off all nine power play attempts against them in their last two road games and they have not allowed a power play goal in four of their last six road contests (15-for-18; 83.3%)
– New York registered 29 shots on goal in the game, as 15 of 18 skaters were credited with at least one shot on goal. The Rangers have recorded at least 29 shots on goal in 17 of 25 games this season.
– Cam Talbot tied a season-high with 31 saves in the contest. He extended his shutout streak to 159:48 before allowing a goal at the 14:14 mark of the second period in tonight’s game. His shutout streak spanned parts of four games and dated back to the 14:26 mark of the third period on November 8 at Toronto. Talbot was 5:39 away of tying the longest shutout streak of his career, which spanned 165:27 from November 7, 2013 at Columbus to November 25, 2013 at Tampa Bay. He has made at least 30 saves in three of his last five appearances and in nine of his 25 career NHL starts.
– Rick Nash tallied a goal and registered two shots on goal in 19:35 of ice time. He has recorded at least one point in 20 of 25 games this season, and has tallied a goal in 15 of those contests. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he is the first Ranger to tally a goal in 15 games and record a point in 20 games of a 25-game span within a single season since Marian Gaborik did so over the Blueshirts’ first 25 contests of the 2009-10 season. With the goal in tonight’s contest, the five-time NHL All-Star extended his point streak to seven games (five goals, three assists over the span), which is tied for the longest streak a Ranger had registered this season. As of the conclusion of tonight’s game, Nash is tied for second in the NHL in goals (17), ranks third in the NHL in even strength goals (13), is tied for fifth in the NHL in even strength points (20), and is tied for ninth in the NHL in points (27) this season.
– Kevin Klein registered a goal, led all skaters with four blocked shots, and was credited with two hits in 15:52 of ice time. With the goal, Klein established a career-high in goals (five). As of the conclusion of tonight’s game, Klein is tied for third in the NHL in even strength goals by a defenseman (five) and is tied for ninth among NHL defensemen in goals (five) this season. Klein is also tied for first among NHL defensemen in even strength goals (five) since October 21. He is tied for the team lead in plus/minus rating (plus-eight), ranks second on the team in blocked shots (43), ranks fourth on the team in hits (44), and is tied for fourth on the team in goals in 2014-15. Klein leads all Rangers defensemen in goals and points (nine) this season. He is three points away from tallying his 100th career NHL point.
– Derick Brassard tallied an assist, recorded three shots on goal, and won nine of 17 faceoffs (53%) in 21:30 of ice time. He extended his point streak to three games (two goals, two assists), which is the third time he has recorded a three-game point streak in 2014-15 (he also did so from October 12 vs. Toronto to October 16 vs. Carolina and from November 3 vs. St. Louis to November 8 at Toronto). Brassard has registered at least one point in 16 of the last 23 games (eight goals, 13 assists), 12 of the last 17 games (five goals, 12 assists), and seven of the last nine contests (two goals, six assists). He leads the team in assists (13) and ranks second in points (21) this season.
– Kevin Hayes notched an assist in 10:50 of ice time in the contest. He extended his point streak to three games (one goal, two assists), which is the second time he has registered a three-game point streak this season (he also did so from November 9 vs. Edmonton to November 13 vs. Colorado). Hayes has recorded a point in seven of the last 12 games (two goals, five assists), including four of the last six games (one goal, three assists). As of the conclusion of tonight’s game, he is tied for seventh among NHL rookies in assists (six) this season.
– Carl Hagelin recorded an assist and was credited with one hit in 11:12 of ice time in the contest. He has notched an assist/point in each of the last two games (two assists over the span) and has tallied a point in five of the last nine games (one goal, four assists over the span). Hagelin ranks sixth on the team in points (11) this season.
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