Stats to chew on

March 12, 2013, by

Rick Nash’s first 8 goals of the season came in the 3rd period.  The only other player to do that: Arron Asham as a member of the Islanders in 2003-2004.
– The Ottawa Senators have beaten the Rangers 6 times in a row at Madison Square Garden.  New York is 1-1-12 in its last 14 home games against the Senators.
– The Rangers went 10-2-2 in the second games of back-to-backs last season.  They are 0-3-0 in those situations this year.  (Via @RothmanHockey)
– The Blueshirts have scored power play goals in 5 of their last 6 games.  The Rangers are 6 for their last 19 on the power play and 9 for their last 38.
– New York is 8-2-2 when scoring a power play goal this year.
– The Blueshirts are 8-3-1 when they don’t give up a power play goal this year.  (Via @RothmanHockey)

– Nash has points in 10 straight games (7 goals, 9 assists).  Nash has scored at least 1 point in 16 of his 20 games this season.
– The Rangers are 13-6-1 with Nash in the lineup and 0-3-1 without him.
Brian Boyle’s goal on Sunday was his first since April 16, 2012.  Leading up to that goal, Boyle had scored in 4 straight and had potted 8 goals in 12 games.
– Boyle’s goal was the first by a 3rd or 4th liner since Asham’s goal in the 11th game of the season on February 10th. (Via @NYDNRangers)
– The Rangers are 66-0-3 when leading after 2 periods over the last 3 seasons.  (Via @JapersRink)
– The Rangers are 20-4-2 in their last 26 games against Southeast Division opponents, including a 5-1-0 mark this season.
Ryan Callahan is 8th in the NHL with 84 hits.
Dan Girardi is 8th in the NHL with 64 blocked shots.
Henrik Lundqvist is 9th in the NHL with a 2.24 GAA.  He ranks 7th with a .921 SV%.
– The Rangers have 28 points in 24 games this season, which puts them on pace for 56 points.  We projected it would take 53 points to make the playoffs this year.
– New York’s current pace would put the team on track for 95 points in a full 82-game season.  The Blueshirts racked up 109 points last year.
– The Blueshirts had 33 points after 24 games last year.

Status of the Atlantic Division rivals
Penguins: 36 points.  Next 5: vsBos, @Tor, vsNYR, vsWash, vsBos
Devils: 29 points.  Next 5: vsPhi, @Phi, vsMon, vsNYR, @Car
Flyers: 25 points.  Next 5: @NJ, vs@NJ, @TB, @Pit, vsNYR
Islanders: 25 points.  Next 5: @TB, @Fla, vsOtt, vsMon, vsPit

Recent ex-Ranger watch
Brandon Prust – 25gp, 4g, 5a, +13, 81PIM.  Out 2 weeks with a separated shoulder.
John Mitchell – 23gp, 8g, 5a, +8
Brandon Dubinsky – 15gp, 1g, 7a, 39PIM.  Expected to return to the Blue Jackets lineup tonight after missing 11 games with an MCL sprain.
Artem Anisimov – 19gp, 6g, 2a.  Out with another lower-body injury.
Tim Erixon – 18gp, 0g, 4a
Ruslan Fedotenko – 27gp, 1g, 7a, +6
Wade Redden – 15gp, 2g, 2a
Mike Rupp – 23gp, 1g, 2a, 32PIM

Team rankings entering last night’s games
– New York is ranked 18th in goals per game, 6th in goals against, 23rd on the power play and 11th on the penalty kill.
– The Rangers are 8th in the NHL with a faceoff win percentage of 51.3%.
– New York has only scored 15 second period goals this season, second-fewest in the league.
– 7 teams are averaging more shots per game than New York’s 30.2.
– The Rangers have already played 15 home gomes so these stats are a little misleading, but the team ranks first on home ice in hits and blocked shots.
– New York ranks third overall with 723 total hits.

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  1. RangerTex says:

    OT again:
    What is the value of McBain?

    • Dave says:

      Jamie McBain? From the Canes? They are in the division lead, why would they trade him?

      • RangerTex says:

        There was a proposal made by a Canes fan to trade Boyle + Eminger for McBain + mid rd pick.
        I was wondering if McBain value plummeted this year.

  2. SteveM says:

    I see Miller (Ryan, that is…)is out with a sinus infection. Tyler Ennis also out. Big John Scott in the lineup. No Hamrlik or Asham( no surprise there)and Jhonas Enroth gets the start. Not to put the whammy on it, but he’s 0-10-3 in his last 14 starts dating back to last season.

  3. Scully says:

    My personal biggest stat – – The Rangers are 13-6-1 with Nash in the lineup and 0-3-1 without him. … The biggest reason for the early season inconsistency was Nash’s coughconcussioncough. If he’s in the lineup for those 4 games, let’s say they go 3-1-0 instead of 0-1-3. Suddenly their overall record is 16-7-1 with 33PTS. The point being we’re on the right track as long as we can get and stay healthy.

  4. Chuck A says:

    Hard to believe the NYR are only 5 points off the pace of last year’s season after 24 games. I don’t remember this much angst at this time last year…

    • Mikeyyy says:

      We weren’t picked so high to finish.

    • rickyrants13 says:

      There was also more left on the table after last year with much more exspected after trading for Nash. And there were alot of the same things being said up till that point. Or you dont remember last years start do you?

  5. Spozo says:

    LA proved last year it isn’t how you play at the begginning of the season, it’s how you finish.

  6. rickyrants13 says:

    How did you leave out Ex Ranger Prospal with the season he’s having???