– WHAT A LINE – The Rick Nash-Mika Zibanejad-Pavel Buchnevich line has registered 10 points (six goals, four assists) over the last three games.
– POWER RANGERS – The Blueshirts were 1-for-1 (1:28) on the power play in today’s contest. The Rangers have tallied a power play goal in two of the last three games (2-for-5; 40.0%), in three of the last five games (3-for-9; 33.3%), and in five of the last nine games (5-for-21; 23.8%).
– KILL ZONE – The Rangers were 1-for-1 (2:00) on the penalty kill in today’s game and did not allow a goal while shorthanded. The Blueshirts have not allowed a power play goal in five of the last six games (12-for-14; 85.7%), in 14 of the last 20 games (54-for-61; 88.5%), and in 15 of the last 22 games (58-for-66; 87.9%). The Rangers have killed off 94 of their opponents’ last 108 power play opportunities (87.0%). In addition, the Blueshirts have not allowed more than one power play goal in 45 of 47 games in 2017-18.
– HOT AT THE DOT – The Rangers won 32 of 51 faceoffs in today’s game (62.7%). The Blueshirts have posted a faceoff win percentage of 50.0% or better in 12 of the last 18 games.
– BLOCK PARTY – New York was credited with 20 blocked shots in today’s contest, and 12 different skaters registered at least one blocked shot.
– HITTING MACHINE – The Blueshirts recorded 24 hits in today’s game, and 14 of 18 skaters registered at least one hit.
– Henrik Lundqvist stopped 34 of 36 shots he faced in today’s contest and stopped all 14 shots he faced in the third period. Lundqvist has posted a .900 SV% or better in each of his last 17 starts, dating back to Dec. 1 vs. Carolina. Lundqvist’s stretch of 17 consecutive starts with a .900 SV% or better is the longest such streak of his career. Lundqvist made his 40th appearance of the 2017-18 season in today’s game. He is the only goaltender in NHL history who has made at least 40 appearances in each of his first 13 seasons, and he is the 12th goaltender in NHL history who has appeared in 40 or more games in at least 13 different seasons throughout the course of a career. In addition, Lundqvist is the only goaltender in Rangers history who has made 40 or more appearances in 13 different seasons with the franchise. He also made his 782nd career NHL appearance in today’s game, tying Mike Vernon for 18th place on the league’s all-time appearances list. He was selected as the game’s Third Star, and he has been selected as one of the game’s Three Stars in 19 of his 40 appearances in 2017-18.
– Pavel Buchnevich tallied a power play goal and tied for the team-high with three shots on goal in 17:09 of ice time. He extended his point streak to three games (two goals, two assists over the span), and he has tallied a goal in each of the last two games. Buchnevich ranks second on the Rangers in points this season (30; 13 goals, 17 assists).
– Mats Zuccarello recorded a power play assist and registered two shots on goal. Zuccarello leads the Rangers in assists (25), points (33), power play assists (11), and primary assists (16) this season. He has tallied 295 points in his NHL career. In addition, Zuccarello has recorded a point in each of his five career games in Colorado (one goal, five assists).
– Ryan McDonagh registered a power play assist and skated in a team-high 24:41 of ice time. McDonagh extended his assist/point streak to three games (three assists over the span). In addition, he has notched an assist/point in each of his last four games (four assists; he missed one game due to injury during this stretch). He ranks second on the Rangers – and leads team defensemen – in assists in 2017-18 (22).
– Daniel Catenacci made his Rangers debut in today’s contest. Catenacci, who was recalled by the Rangers yesterday, skated in 11 NHL games with Buffalo during the 2015-16 season.
– Peter Holland led all skaters with 11 faceoff wins (11-for-14; 78.6%) and tied for the team-high with three shots on goal in 14:46 of ice time.
– Tony DeAngelo tied for the game-high with four blocked shots, led the Rangers with four hits, and registered two shots on goal in 16:07 of ice time.
– Mika Zibanejad tied for the team-high with three shots on goal and won 10 of 16 faceoffs (62.5%) in today’s game.
– Morning Skate/Availability Schedule: The Rangers will not have a morning skate prior to tomorrow’s contest. Rangers Head Coach Alain Vigneault will be available to the media at 8:30 p.m. ET (5:30 p.m. local time).
– Next Game: Tomorrow, Sunday, Jan. 21 at Los Angeles (10:30 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network)
*Schedule subject to change