Gm Summary     NYR: H. Lundqvist (L), B. Halverson (ND) OT: C. Anderson (W)
Event Summary

–       THREE’S COMPANY – The Rangers have registered three or more goals in 31 of 59 games this season.

–       POWER RANGERS – The Rangers were 1-for-2 (3:06) on the power play in today’s contest. The Blueshirts have recorded at least one power play goal in eight of the last 13 games (11-for-40; 27.5%), in nine of the last 15 games (12-for-44; 27.3%), in 10 of the last 17 contests (13-for-48; 27.1%), and in 13 of the last 21 contests (15-for-60; 25.0%). In addition, the Rangers have registered five power play goals over the last five games (5-for-18; 27.8% over the span).

–       KILL ZONE – New York was 2-for-2 (4:00) on the penalty kill in today’s game. The Rangers have killed off 25 of their opponents’ 29 power play opportunities over the last 10 games (86.2%), dating back to Jan. 25 at San Jose.

–       STAYING DISCIPLINED – The Blueshirts were shorthanded two or fewer times in a game for the third consecutive contest and for the sixth time in the last 10 games.

–       SHOOTING GALLERY – The Rangers recorded 38 shots on goal in today’s game and recorded at least 10 shots on goal in each period, as 15 of 18 skaters registered at least one shot on goal in the contest. The Blueshirts have registered 30 or more shots on goal in five of the last seven games and in 31 of 59 games in 2017-18. The Rangers have recorded 10 or more shots on goal in each of the last six periods and in eight of the last nine periods.

–       HOT AT THE DOT – The Blueshirts won 33 of 57 faceoffs in today’s game (57.9%). The Rangers have posted a faceoff win percentage of 50.0% or better in seven of the last 10 games and in 33 of 59 games in 2017-18.

       Michael Grabner registered two goals, including his team-leading 25th goal of the 2017-18 season, and recorded three shots on goal in today’s contest. As of the conclusion of today’s game, he is tied for second in the NHL in even strength goals this season (24), and he is one of four NHL players who have registered at least 24 even strength goals in 2017-18, along with Nikita Kucherov (26), Alex Ovechkin (24), and Auston Matthews (24). Grabner has tallied a point in four of the last five games, recording five points (four goals, one assist) over the span. He has registered 25 or more goals in each of the last two seasons. In addition, Grabner leads the Blueshirts in even strength points this season (29). Grabner leads Rangers forwards in shorthanded ice time this season (121:58), and he has only been on the ice for seven power play goals against in 2017-18.

       Mika Zibanejad recorded a power play goal, led all skaters with 14 faceoff wins (14-for-19; 73.7%), and tied for the game-high with five shots on goal in 18:25 of ice time. Zibanejad registered his team-leading ninth power play goal of the season in today’s contest, adding to his career-high. He is the first Ranger who has registered at least nine power play goals in one season since Marian Gaborik and Ryan Callahan in 2011-12. Zibanejad has also established a new career-high with 15 power play points this season, and he is tied for the team lead in power play points in 2017-18. In addition, he is tied for second on the Rangers in goals this season (17). Zibanejad has recorded a goal in each of his three career regular season games against the Senators. He has tallied 95 goals in his NHL career.

       Mats Zuccarello tallied a power play assist, registered two shots on goal, and posted a plus-one rating. He recorded his 14th power play assist of the 2017-18 season in today’s contest, establishing a new career-high. Zuccarello leads the Rangers in assists (32), points (41), primary assists (21), and power play assists this season. He has registered nine points (one goal, eight assists) in the last 13 contests.

       J.T. Miller notched a power play assist and won six of 11 faceoffs (54.5%). He leads the Rangers in points on the road this season (21). Miller’s assist on Mika Zibanejad’s goal was his 99th career NHL assist. He has recorded nine points (two goals, seven assists) in the last 10 games.

       Pavel Buchnevich recorded an assist in today’s game. Buchnevich played his first game since Feb. 1 today. He has established career-highs in goals (13), assists (20), and points (33) this season. Buchnevich has notched seven points (two goals, five assists) in his last eight games.

       Kevin Hayes recorded an assist, won five of nine faceoffs (55.6%), was credited with two hits, and posted a plus-one rating. He has tallied an assist/point in four of the last five games, and he has registered six points (two goals, four assists) over the span. Hayes has registered 95 assists in his NHL career, and 65 of the 95 assists have been primary assists.

       Ryan Sproul tallied his first assist/point as a Ranger and recorded three shots on goal in 15:00 of ice time.

       Brandon Halverson made his NHL debut in today’s contest. Halverson is the third goaltender 21 years old or younger who has appeared in a game with the Rangers since the start of the 2005-06 season (along with Mackenzie Skapski and Chris Holt). Halverson is the 84th goaltender who has appeared in a regular season game with the Rangers in franchise history.

–       Morning Skate Schedule: The Rangers will not have a morning skate prior to tomorrow’s contest.

–       Next Game: Tomorrow, Sunday, Feb. 18 vs. Philadelphia (12:00 p.m. ET – TV: NBC)

*Schedule subject to change                          

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