3 of 4
Notes on the game
- The Rangers record is 44-20-6 for 94 points with 12 games left. The Penguins are 41-19-10 for 92 points with 12 games left. The Rangers are within four points of first place Carolina though the Hurricanes have a game in hand. The Rangers hold the ROW tiebreaker with Pittsburgh.
- With 93 points, the Rangers moved into 17th place all-time in franchise history. Only ten teams in team history have finished with 100 points or more.
- The Rangers magic number to clinch a playoff spot is seven. The magic number to clinch at least third place is 16 points.
- The shootout loss gives the Rangers a record of 11-7-1 against teams from the Metropolitan Division. It was their first loss in three games against the Flyers.
- The Rangers are 4-3 in shootouts and are 4-3 in overtime. Shersterkin’s record is 3-2 while Georgiev is 1-1 in shootouts.
- This was the 10th time this season that the Rangers have come back after trailing in the third period to get at least a point. They’ve won four games in regulation, two in overtime and two by shootout. The only points that they have lost when coming back are two shootout losses.
- The Rangers failed to score on the power play for the second straight game. They are 0-6 in those games. They are still in second place in the NHL with 26.2%, but are now tied with the Edmonton Oilers.
- The penalty kill is making a comeback, stopping all three Flyer power plays after killing four on Friday night. They have now killed eight in a row and moved back into a tie for 10th best in the league at 81.1%.
- Artemi Panarin had a goal and an assist and is tied for ninth in the NHL with 82 points. His 63 assists is third most in the league.
- Igor Shesterkin made 23 saves and is still the league leader in save percentage at .933. His 2.14 goals against average is second best in the NHL. The Flyers had four clear breakaways in this game and he stopped them all, keeping the Rangers in the game.
- Andrew Copp is looking more and more like a great acquisition. He has three goals and five assists for eight points in seven games.
- The Rangers have been on national television 15 times this season and have lost only four times in regulation with a record of 10-4-1.
- The 46 shots by the Rangers was a season high, topping their previous best, 41 shots, reached twice before. It was the fourth most shots in a games over the last six seasons.
- Panarin’s third period goal ended a five period shutout streak, tied for the longest this season for the Rangers.