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Notes on the game
- Henrik Lundqvist has now tied John Vanbiesbrouck in ninth place all-time in games played with 882. He is only four behind Tony Esposito for eighth place,but with this three goalie system, who knows when he will play again?
- From the greatest night of his career to a forgettable one. Anthony DeAngelo made some awful passes and finished minus three on the night.
- As a matter of fact, all of the Rangers top forwards had bad nights led by Panarin, Zibanejad, Strome and Kreider.
- Chytil’s 11th goal tied his career high set last season. Last year it took him 75 games to score 11 goals, this year it took only 36 games, less than half.
- The Blues have led after the first period 16 times this season and have yet to lose in regulation. This was the eight home win in a row for St. Louis, the high this season in the NHL.
- In the 15 games the Rangers have trailed after one period, they have come back to win only three times.
- Marc Staal was scratched due to injury and Steve Fogarty sat in favor of Micheal Haley. It was Haley’s first game since December 28, a span of 15 days.
- With the win, the Blues are now tied with Washington and Boston with 65 points, most in the league.
- The two teams close out the season series when St. Louis visit Madison Square Garden on March 3.
- The voting is over for the “Last Man In” All-Star Game competition and Mika Zibanejad fell short in the Metropolitan Division, losing out to T.J. Oshie. In the Central, David Perron was voted in, appropriately as the game will be played in St. Louis.