OFFICIAL GAME REPORTS GOALIES
Game Summary NYR: H. Lundqvist (L) PIT: T. Jarry (W) Event Summary
– KILL ZONE – The Rangers were 3-for-3 (6:00) on the penalty kill in tonight’s contest. The Rangers have not allowed a power-play goal in 12 of the last 17 games (48-for-53; 90.6%) and in 13 of the last 19 games (52-for-58; 89.7%). The Blueshirts have killed off 88 of their opponents’ last 100 power play opportunities (88.0%). The Rangers have not allowed more than one power-play goal in 43 of 44 games this season, including each of the last 42 contests.
– HITTING MACHINE – New York was credited with a single-game season-high 35 hits in tonight’s contest.
– Henrik Lundqvist made 42 saves in tonight’s contest. He made at least 40 saves in a regular season game for the 25th time in his NHL career (13-4-8 record, 1.81 GAA, .959 SV%, and 4 SO in the 25 games which he has made 40 or more saves in his NHL career). Lundqvist has posted a .900 SV% or better in each of his last 14 starts, dating back to Dec. 1 vs. Carolina. Lundqvist’s stretch of 14 consecutive starts with a .900 SV% or better is tied for the longest streak of his career (he also had 14 consecutive starts with a .900 SV% or better from Jan. 17, 2012 – Feb. 27, 2012). Lundqvist has appeared in more games against Pittsburgh than any other opponent in his NHL career (63), and his 63 career appearances against Pittsburgh are tied for the third-most any NHL goaltender has made against the Penguins since they entered the NHL in 1967-68 (Martin Brodeur – 84; Rogie Vachon – 64; John Vanbiesbrouck – 63).
– Michael Grabner registered a goal and tied for the game-high with five shots on goal in 16:35 of ice time. Grabner’s goal was the 150th of his NHL career. As of the conclusion of tonight’s game, he is tied for third in the NHL in even-strength goals this season (19). In addition, Grabner leads the Rangers in goals (19), even strength goals, and even strength points (23) in 2017-18. He has recorded more goals (12) and points (18) against Pittsburgh than against any other opponent in his NHL career.
– Brendan Smith tallied his first goal of the season, recorded three shots on goal, registered three hits, and was assessed a fighting major in 18:17 of ice time.
– Vinni Lettieri recorded an assist and was credited with two hits. He has registered a point in three of his first five career NHL games (one goal, two assists).
– Paul Carey notched an assist and was credited with four hits. Carey has recorded seven points (two goals, five assists) in 10 games against Metropolitan Division opponents this season. In addition, he has registered 11 points (five goals, six assists) in his last 22 games, including six points (three goals, three assists) in his last 10 contests.
– Mika Zibanejad tied for the game-high with five shots on goal and won nine of 16 faceoffs (56.3%).
– J.T. Miller led the Rangers with 11 faceoff wins (11-for-19; 57.9%) and logged 18:19 of ice time.
– Jesper Fast tied for the game-high (and led the Rangers) with five hits and tied for the game-high with two takeaways in 17:04 of ice time.
– Steven Kampfer recorded three shots on goal, was credited with three hits, and tied for the game-high with two blocked shots while skating in a team-high 20:59 of ice time.
– Tomorrow (Monday, Jan. 15): Team is OFF
– Next Game: Tuesday, Jan. 16 vs. Philadelphia (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network)
*Schedule subject to change