Boston Sports Day

Sarge: Rangers Win Wild One

–        The Rangers extended their winning streak to four games, and they won all four games during their four-game road trip. The Blueshirts have won 27 of their last 37 games (27-9-1), including 25 of their last 34 games (25-8-1), 23 of their last 30 contests (23-6-1), and seven of their last nine games (7-1-1). The Rangers have also earned at least one point in 38 of their last 51 games (33-13-5), including 31 of their last 41 games (28-10-3).

–        The Rangers rallied from at least two multi-goal deficits to win in regulation for the first time since Oct. 26, 1980 vs. Detroit.

–        New York completed a sweep of a four-game road trip for the fifth time in franchise history (the previous ones were Jan. 20 – 25, 2000; Mar. 30 – Apr. 6, 2002; Nov. 10 – 17, 2007; and Dec. 13 – 20, 2014). The Blueshirts also swept a four-game road trip for the second time this season. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Rangers are the first NHL team to sweep two road trips of four or more games in length in the same season since the Canucks in 2010-11 (coached by Alain Vigneault), and they are the first Eastern Conference team to accomplish the feat since Boston in 2009-10.

–        New York has won six of its last eight road contests (6-2-0), 10 of its last 13 road games (10-3-0), and 14 of its last 18 road contests (14-4-0). As of the conclusion of tonight’s game, the Rangers are tied for the NHL lead in road wins (17) and rank second in the NHL in road points percentage (.648) this season. 

–        The Blueshirts tallied at least five goals in each of the four games during their road trip. It is the first time the Rangers have registered five or more goals in four consecutive team games which were all played on the road since Jan. 23 – Jan. 31, 1981. It is the first time the Rangers have recorded five or more goals in four straight road games since Dec. 13 – Dec. 26, 1991. New York has tallied five goals in four straight games for the first time since Oct. 29 – Nov. 4, 2000.

–        Rangers’ defensemen accounted for three of the team’s six goals in the contest. It is the first time Rangers defensemen have recorded three goals in one game since Nov. 28, 2009 at Pittsburgh. A Rangers defenseman has tallied a goal in four straight games, in five of the last six games, and in seven of the last nine contests. Blueshirts defensemen have registered 11 goals over the last nine contests (Boyle (4), McDonagh (4), Staal (2), Klein).

–        New York tied a season-high with six goals in the contest. They Rangers have recorded six goals in a game four times this season, including two of the last three games. The Blueshirts have tallied six or more goals in a game four times in one season for the first time since 2010-11 (10).

–        The Blueshirts have earned at least one point in 16 of their last 18 games against Metropolitan Division opponents (15-2-1) and have won 12 of their last 14 intra-division games (12-2-0). New York has posted a 15-4-1 record against teams in the Metropolitan Division this season. The Islanders’ loss to the Rangers was their first against a Metropolitan Division team at home this season.

–        The Blueshirts posted their sixth win when trailing after two periods this season. As of the conclusion of tonight’s game, the Rangers are tied for third in the NHL in wins and winning percentage (.333) when trailing after 40 minutes this season.

–        As of the conclusion of tonight’s game, the Rangers rank second in the NHL in goals per game (3.13) this season. The Blueshirts also rank fourth in the NHL – and first in the Eastern Conference – in goal differential (plus-38) in 2014-15.

–        The Rangers and their opponent each recorded 40 shots on goal in one game for the first time since Jan. 12, 2010 vs. New Jersey. It is the first time the Blueshirts and their opponent each registered 40 shots on goal in one game that ended in regulation since Nov. 18, 2001 vs. Atlanta.

–        The Blueshirts were 3-for-3 (5:57) on the penalty kill in the contest, and they have not allowed a power play goal in three consecutive games (10-for-10 over the span).

 

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