Stats to chew on: Olympic break editionFebruary 12, 2014, by
– Only five players have more game-winning goals than Rick Nash (6).
– Only Alex Ovechkin is averaging more shots per game than Rick Nash (4.1).
– Only nine players have more points against their own division than Mats Zuccarello’s 21.
– Only eight players have more penalty minutes on home ice than Chris Kreider (53). Only Dallas’s Antoine Roussel has actually committed more penalties on home ice than Kreider (20).
– Only four players have more penalty minutes on the road than Derek Dorsett (72).
– 17 players are averaging more power play time per game than Brad Richards (3:48).
– 17 players are averaging more time on ice per game than Ryan McDonagh (24:35).
– Chris Kreider ranks sixth in rookie scoring with 30 points.
– If real-time stats are to be believed, then Dan Girardi ranks 14th in the NHL in blocked shots with 116, Brad Richards ranks 13th in the league with 78 missed shots and Ryan McDonagh has the 18th-most giveaways in the NHL (54).
– Richards has the 12th-most shots on goal in the NHL (192).
– Only nine players have taken more faceoffs than Derek Stepan (1,088). Stepan’s 46.4% faceoff win percentage is by far the worst among centers on the team.
– Only seven teams have more wins in regulation than the Blueshirts (28). Only Anaheim and Colorado have more regulation wins on the road than New York (16).
– Only San Jose and Chicago are averaging more shots per game than New York (32.9).
– Only four teams have surrendered fewer goals on the road than the Rangers (73).
– Only three teams have scored more power play goals on the road than the Blueshirts (22).
– Only four teams have allowed fewer power play goals on the road than New York (15).
– Just two teams have allowed fewer goals against in the third period than the Rangers (42).
– Only the Islanders have scored more 5-on-3 goals than the Blueshirts (5).
– The Rangers have lost more one-goal games than all but three teams (10).
– After finishing third in hits last year and sixth in blocked shots, the Rangers rank 13th and 20th in those categories this season.
– The Rangers are 10-7-1 against teams that would be in the Eastern Conference playoffs if the season ended today. New York is 6-6-0 against teams that would be in the Western Conference playoffs if the season ended today.
– New York is 11-4-0 with Dan Carcillo in the lineup.
– The Rangers are 23-16-3 with Rick Nash in the lineup and 23-17-2 with Ryan Callahan in the lineup.
– The Rangers have beaten the Penguins, Blackhawks and Kings on the road this season. The Rangers have won 16 of their last 20 road games, a team record (via @EliasSports).
– If you take away New York’s ugly 2-6-0 start, they’d be 30-18-3, a 101-point pace over 82 games. As it stands, the Blueshirts are on a 93-point pace.