- Stu Bickel has four points (all assists) in three games with
the Rangers. He had four points (a goal
and three assists) in 27 games with Connecticut this year. Bickel had nine points in 54 games last
- Before Andrej Meszaros scored on a slap shot in the third
period of Friday’s game, Henrik Lundqvist had a 193:55
shutout streak against the Flyers at Madison Square Garden dating back to February
20, 2011. That was the longest shutout
streak by a home goalie against the Flyers in franchise history.
- This is the first time the Rangers entered the Christmas
break with the highest points percentage in their since the
1993-1994 campaign. We all know how
- Marian Gaborik is the NHL’s leading goal-scorer with 21
and is on
pace for 52 goals this season.
Gaborik leads the league in goals scored on the road with 13
in 18 games.
- Michael Del Zotto is a team-leading plus-22. Del
Zotto is tied for the third-best mark in the league. Derek Stepan is next on the Rangers at
plus-12. Stepan is plus-9 in 12
December games while Del Zotto is plus-14.
Carl Hagelin is plus-9 in 15 games with New York and ranks second among
- Del Zotto has 13 points (two goals, 11 assists) in his
last 14 games.
- Anton Stralman has played 20+ minutes in four of
his last five games.
- Brad Richards has just one point in his last six games after
a torrid stretch in which he posted 12 points (five goals, seven assists) in
- Dan Girardi is third in the NHL with
91 blocked shots.
- Girardi leads all players in average ice-time, at 27:35 per
- Henrik Lundqvist ranks fourth in the NHL with
a .934 save percentage. Lundqvist is seventh in the NHL with
a 2.03 goals against average. Marty Biron has a .933
save percentage and a 1.84 goals against average.
- Ryan Callahan is fourth
in the NHL with 111 hits.
- Ryan Callahan, Brandon Prust and Brad
Richards are the only Rangers’ regulars with minus-ratings this
- Brandon Prust is sixth
in the league with 71 penalty minutes.
He is tied with Zenon Konopka for the most fighting majors in the NHL
- The Rangers are 13-0-2 when leading after two periods this
- No team has fewer regulation losses than the Blueshirts (8).
- The Blueshirts are on pace for 114 points. A
year ago, Washington won the Eastern Conference with 107 points.
- New York ranks third in the league in goals against per
game, ninth in goals for, seventh on the penalty kill and 20th on the power
- New York is 10-3-2 at home this season and 11-5-2 on the
- Three teams have a better goal differential than New York’s
+27. The Bruins are a league-best +56. Anaheim is a league-worst
- The Rangers are 11-3-1 since recalling Carl Hagelin and John
Mitchell. New York is also 11-3-1 with Sean Avery in the lineup and
18-5-1 with Jeff Woywitka in the lineup.
- New York has 505 penalty minutes this season, fourth-most
in the league.
- The Rangers have allowed just 30 goals on home ice this
season, the fewest
in the league.
- New York has allowed just 20 first period goals this
in the NHL. But the Rangers have also scored just 18 first period
goals this year, second-fewest
in the NHL.
- New York has scored the NHL’s second-most
goals in the second period this season (42). They’ve also allowed
the second-fewest second period goals this year (23).
*All stats through December 25, 2011
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