The NY Rangers are set to return to action tomorrow night against Calgary after a 9 day hiatus. The break came at a good time, with some bumps and bruises needing time to heal. It’s a good time to take a step back and look at some fun NY Rangers stats this season, as we have a better picture of what they are, what they need, and what they can be in the playoffs.
1. The big five on the powerplay:
- Artemi Panarin: 2-17-19
- Mika Zibanejad: 13-8-21
- Adam Fox: 1-15-16
- Chris Kreider: 4-6-10
- Vincent Trocheck: 8-5-13
2. There are 4 players with the Rangers organization with a faceoff percentage over 50%. Only one is in the NHL: Vincent Trocheck.
3. The other three: Jake Leschyshyn, Johnny Brodzinski, Ryan Carpenter.
4. The other Rangers centers:
- Mika Zibanejad: 47.7%
- Filip Chytil: 38.5%
- Barclay Goodrow: 45.5%
5. Naturally, Jacob Trouba leads the Rangers in hits (147). There are three other players with over 100 hits: Vincent Trochek (115), Sammy Blais (113), and K’Andre Miller (108). Fifth on the team is Alexis Lafreniere with 90 hits.
5a. The Rangers have a total of 1,274 hits, 8th in the NHL.
6. Adam Fox has 4 game winning goals, tops on the Rangers. There are two players tied with 3 GWG: Mika Zibanejad and Jimmy Vesey.
7. Jacob Trouba is the only Ranger with 100+ blocked shots (122). He is a country mile ahead of the next two Rangers, Ryan Lindgren and Braden Schneider, tied with 76 blocked shots. This is one of the fun NY Rangers stats, as not needing to block shots means they have the puck more.
7a. The Rangers have 701 total blocked shots, 10th least in the NHL.
8. No Ranger has over 41 PIMs so far. The team has 370 PIMs, and are the 4th least penalized team in the NHL. Surprising, isn’t it?
9. Filip Chytil has the highest shooting percentage at 18%. There are seven other Rangers over 10%: Julien Gauthier, Barclay Goodrow, Chris Kreider, Mika Zibanejad, Vitali Kravtsov, Kaapo Kakko, and Jimmy Vesey.
10. Jacob Trouba’s career SH% is 4.6%. This year he’s at 2.2%.
11. The Rangers are 2nd in the NHL with 127 goals against. They allow the 6th fewest shots against in the NHL with 1,444. That is 8th fewest in the NHL in terms of shots against per game.
12. The Rangers have just 1 shutout this year, tied with Nashville, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Chicago, Anaheim, and LA. They are ahead of just Columbus, Vancouver, Montreal, Edmonton, Calgary, and surprisingly, Tampa, all with 0 shutouts.
13. At 5v5, the Rangers shot metrics are middle of the road:
- CF/60: 57.52 (14th)
- CA/60: 53.49 (5th)
- CF%: 51.81 (9th)
- xGF/60: 2.55 (22nd)
- xGA/60: 2;52 (13th)
- xGF%: 50.29 (19th)
Clearly, the problem is quality, not quantity. This probably falls under the not so fun NY Rangers stats.
14. At 5v5, the Rangers have an 8.18% shooting rate (19th) and a 92.44% save-percentage (T-3rd). Last year, their SH% was 8.58, which was 12th in the league. This year, an 8.58% shooting rate would still be 12th.
15. The Rangers have just 99 even strength goals this year, tied with Pittsburgh for 20th in the NHL. Of likely playoff-bound teams, they are ahead of only Colorado and Minnesota. Another one of those not so fun NY Rangers stats.