Stats to chew on: Zuccarello’s return

- Over the last 19 games, New York is 10 for 52 on the power play. – Arron Asham is the first player in NHL history to score a goal for each of the five teams in the Atlantic Division.  (Via @Liam_McHugh) – 11 of Mats Zuccarello’s 26 career NHL points have come on the power play, including 10 of…

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Stats to chew on: Kreider on fire in AHL

- The Rangers are just 4-10-1 against Eastern Conference opponents currently in the playoff picture. – Chris Kreider has scored six goals and one assist for the CT Whale since being demoted just over two weeks ago. – The Rangers are 11-5-1 when both Rick Nash and Marc Staal are in the lineup. – The Rangers have allowed their opponents…

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Stats to chew on

- 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…

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Stats to chew on

- Marc Staal has 2 goals and 9 assists in 20 games this season.  Staal had 2 goals and 3 assists in 46 games last year after he returned to the lineup from a concussion. – Michael St. Croix ranks 9th in the WHL with 83 points (33 goals, 50 assists) in 66 games.  Last year, St. Croix finished 8th…

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Stats to chew on

– The Rangers have scored 5 goals in their last 4 games. – Taylor Pyatt scored 3 goals in his first 4 games and none since.  He is point-less in 9 straight. This was not unexpected. – The Rangers have scored 7 power play goals as a team.  James Neal has 8. – Brian Boyle ranks 7th in the NHL…

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Stats to chew on

- Carl Hagelin has scored 6 goals in his last 7 games after going goal-less for 36 straight.  Hagelin has scored in 4 games in a row and has 7 points (5 goals, 2 assists) in his last 4 games. – Christian Thomas has 10 points in his last 11 games for the CT Whale after being scratched on January…

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Stats to chew on

- Justin Schultz has 4 goals on the season; Rangers defensemen have combined to score 4. – All 4 of Schultz’s tallies have come on the power play; New York has 4 power play goals as a team. David Clarkson, Patrick Marleau and James Neal already have 5 power play tallies each. – If you see a Southeast Division team…

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Stats to chew on – playoff edition

*All playoff stats through three rounds Henrik Lundqvist posted a sparkling .930 SV% this season, a ratio that has only been achieved 14 other times in NHL history by goalies that have played 40 games or more.  (via @b1rky) Lundqvist during the regular season: 39-18-5, 1.97 GAA, .930 SV%, 8 SO Lundqvist during the postseason: 10-10, 1.82 GAA, .931 SV%,…

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