-Normally we try to offer a few thoughts on something the Penguins are doing in recent games or their opponent or even a league-wide trend. Tonight's we'll keep it simple. We'll take a look at the players who are new to the Penguins, their jersey numbers and who the most significant player in franchise history to wear that number was.
3 - (Olli Maatta) - Al MacNeil, John Arbour, Bob Woytowich, Tim Horton, Jack Lynch, Ron Stackhouse, Bennett Wolf, Norm Schmidt, Doug Bodger, Jim Kyte, Jim Paek, Grant Jennings, Sergei Zubov, Stefan Bergkvist, Dan Trebil, Marc Bergevin, Jamie Pushor, Steve Poapst, Mark Eaton, Alex Goligoski, Douglas Murray.
Note: Stackhouse remains one of the most prolific players in franchise history with 343 points, 17th most all-time with the Penguins. Only hall-of-famer Paul Coffey (440), has more among defensemen.
4 - (Rob Scuderi) - Noel Price, Bob Blackburn, Dave Burrows (right), Dale Tallon, Paul Baxter, Marty McSorley, Phil Bourque, Greg Fox, Chris Dahlquist, Dwight Schofield, Larry Murphy, Gord Dineen, Greg Andrusak, Greg Hawgood, Corey Foster, Kevin Hatcher, Jeff Norton, Bobby Dollas, Jamie Pushor, Mike Wilson, Dan
Focht, Cory Cross, Noah Welch, Rob Scuderi, Jordan Leopold, Zbynek Michalek, Mark Eaton.
Note: We know Scuderi isn't new to the team, but for the purpose of this list, he is. Larry Murphy is a hall-of-famer but he is far more renown for wearing No. 55. Dave Burrows, the old-school version of Scuderi, remains the best defensive defenseman in franchise history.
12 - (Chuck Kobasew) - Ken Schinkel, Blaine Stoughton, Kelly Pratt, Greg Malone, Mitch Lamoureux, Dean DeFazio, Tom O’Regan, Tom Roulston, Bob Errey, Larry Depalma, Troy Murray, Chris Wells, Sean Pronger, Martin Sonnenberg, Billy Tibbetts, Michal Sivek, Ryan Malone, Chris Bourque, Brett Sterling, Richard Park, Jarome Iginla.
Note: We know Iginla is a future hall-of-famer, but he was here for approximately 49 minutes. Both Malone are solid choices but we'll give an edge to Errey who was a strong defensive player for the Penguins first two Stanley Cup titles in the early 1990s.
22 - (Matt D'Agsotini) - Paul Andrea, Greg Polis, Bob Kelly, Brian Spencer, Kim Davis, Mike Bullard, Neil Belland, Dwight Mathiasen, Jim McGeough, Chris Joseph, Wayne Van Dorp, Steve Dykstra, Paul Stanton, Rick Tocchet, Norm Maciver, Jason Woolley, Sven Butenschon, Dan LaCouture, Randy Robitaille, Matt Murley, Ric Jackman, Chris Thorburn, Jeff Taffe, Tim Wallace.
Note: Tocchet might be the most notable player on this list overall and played a major role in the franchise's 1992 Stanley Cup title, but in our opinion, Polis had a larger impact. He was a three-time all-star and was the first player in franchise history to win the all-star game MVP with the franchise.
23 - (Chris Conner) - Bill Speer, Mel Pearson, Bob Woytowich (right), Ted Lanyon, Jean Guy Legace, Doug Barrie, Rick Kessell, John Stewart, Bob Leiter, Eddie Shack, Larry Bignell, Nelson Debenedet, Ed Gilbert, Jim Hamilton, Rod Schutt, Gary Rissling, Doug Lecuyer, Rich Sutter, Andy Brickley, Wally Weir, Randy Hillier, Kjell Samuelsson, Paul Stanton, Chris Joseph, Domenic Pittis, Fredrik Olausson, Victor Ignatjev, Steve Leach, John Jakopin, Dan Trebil, Steve McKenna, Shane Endicott, Eric Boguniecki, Chris Conner, Alexei Ponikarovsky, Ryan Craig, Trevor Smith.
Note: Again, we know Conner isn't new to the Penguins, but he is for this list. There are several solid but hardly spectacular choices. We'll go with Woytowich, a one-timer all-star with the Penguins who even had his own fan club called the "Polish Army."
37 - (Jeff Zatkoff) - Justin Duberman, Ladislav Karabin, Ian Moran, Greg Andrusak, Norm Maciver, Kip Miller, Tom Kostopoulos, Mikael Samuelsson, Ryan VandenBussche, Jarkko Ruutu, Bill
Thomas, Brian Strait.
Note: There aren't many choice to work with here but Ruutu was a solid, agitating third-liner winger with a surprising amount of skill. Kip Miller had one strong seaon on a line with Jaromir Jagr ubut his success was more of a aberration than anything.
39 - (Harry Zolnierczyk) - Mike Needham (right), Peter Allen, Joel Bouchard, Jon Sim, Chris Minard, Luca Caputi, Brad Thiessen.
Note: Another offering of slim choices. We'll go with Needham who was part of the "Muskegon Line" on the franchise's second Stanley Cup title in 1992.
59 - (Jayson Megna) Robert Dome, Michel Ouellet, Carl Sneep.
Note: Ouellet had some success as a inconsistent second-line winger on a line with rookie Evgeni Malkin in 2006-07, but he primarily wore No. 7 in his career with the Penguins. Dome "wins" this by default simply for being a bust of a first-round draft pick.
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The Penguins' starters are Sidney Crosby, Pascal Dupuis, Chris Kunitz, Paul Martin, Brooks Orpik and Marc-Andre Fleury.
-Their scratches are Matt D'Agostini, Chuck Kobasew and Rob Scuderi.
-The Rangers' starters are Chris Kreider, Derek Stepan, Mats Zuccarello, Dan Girardi, Ryan McDonagh and Henrik Lundqvist.
-Their scratches are Brandon Mashinter and Dominic Moore.
19:38: Crosby races up the right wing, stick handles by McDonagh and attacks the net. Lundqvist flops down and pokes it away a bit. Kunitz follows up on the rebound but can't get a clean shot off.
17:19: J.T. Miller corrals a puck at the left point, fakes a slapper, pulls his blade down and rips a wrister wide of the cage.
16:17: Off a cross-ice feed by Crosby, Niskanen chops a one-timer from the right point. Lundqvist steers it away.
14:54: John Moore pops a one-timer from the left point which Fleury finds a way to fight off despite a screen.
14:33: On a delayed penalty, Brandon Sutter sweeps a backhanded pass from the left corner to the slot. Glass is position above the crease and whacks a one-timer which Lundqvist fights off. Moore is called for interference against Sutter. Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Chris Kunitz, Paul Martin and Kris Letang take the ice.
13:51: Off a backhanded feed by Malkin from the left wing corner, Kunitz lifts a one-timer from the left circle. Lundqvist fights it off.
13:26: Off a feed by Malkin, Crosby chops a puck from just the right of the cage. McDonagh gets just enough of the puck to prevent a real shot. Huge defensive play.
12:33: The Moore minor is killed. The Penguins creates some great chances with that power play.
11:53: Michael Del Zotto snaps off a wrister from the right wing. Fleury locates it through traffic and eats it up.
11:32: Orpik is teamed up with Robert Bortuzzo for some reason. There appears to be some miscommunication as both players are in deep and that creates a partial two-on-one for the Rangers with Megna defending. Thankfully for the Penguins, Derrick Brassard fumbles the puck and fails to get a shot off.
10:30: The lines are a little jumbled now as Deryk Engelland, Glass and Craig Adams take the ice.
9:58: Martin and Letang take a shift with each other.
8:47: Letang races up the right wing and chops a slapper which McDonagh blocks.
8:17: Off a drop pass by Bortuzzo, Adams whacks a partial slapper from the right point. Lundqvist hugs it against his chest.
8:12: Off a faceoff win in the Rangers' right circle, Glass sneaks a quick wrister on net. Lundqvist steers it away.
6:32: Niskanen takes a pass above oe the right circle an and chops a half slapper at the cage. Lundqivst makes the save but the rebound squirts through Lundqvist's gear and roles towards the goal line. Ryan Callhan his Johnny-On-The-Spot and clears it out of danger. Lundqvist owes Callahan a beer for that one.
6:16: Kreider takes a pass on the right wing, gets a bit of a step on Letang and rips a wrister to the far side. Lundqvist kicks it out with his left skate.
5:51: Off a defensive zone turnover by Niskanen, Mats Zuccarello plays a puck into Fleury from the left of the cage. Fleury eats it up.
4:40: Megna takes a shift with Jeffrey and Engelland.
3:51: Crosby snaps off a wrister from the right circle. Girardi leans down and blocks it.
3:21: Richards hustles in off the right wing and lifts a wrister on net. FLery fight sit off.
3:15: McDonagh lofts a shot/pass from the left point. Richards is in the slot and re-directs it wide to the right corner.
2:48: The Rangers' offense has woken up a bit. Stepan snaps off a low wrister from the right circle. Fleury boots it out.
2:34: Off a feed by Glass, Adams lifts a wrister to the far side which clings off the cross bar.
2:16: The great Joe Vitale takes a faceoff in the Rangers' right circle with Jussi Jokinen and Malkin on his wings.
1:52: The Rangers win a one-on-one battle and take the first lead. After Boyle beat Bortuzzo (and Maatta a little bit) for puck battle alone the end boards. Boyle is able to deal a bouncing pass to McDonagh in the left circle. Vitale and/or Malkin fail to properly defend him and chops a shot by the blocker of Fleury. That was some pretty rotten defense by all five players in a white jersey there. Boyle gets the only assist. Rangers 1-0.
0:46: This time, the Rangers' defense creates offense. After a neutral zone turnover Dustin Jeffrey, Zuccarello chips a bouncing puck from the right wing outisde the Penguins blue line to the slot. Stepan outraces Niskanen to the puck and rips a great shot by the blocker of Fleury on the far side. Fleury seemed off his angle on that one. Zuccarello and Kreider get assists. Rangers 2-0.
0:01.7: With just over a second remaining and a faceoff in the Rangers' zone, the Penguins pull Fleury.
0:00: End of period. Rangers 2, Penguins 0.
-That was the tale of two different parts of a period. The Penguins dominated the first 14 or so minutes of the period. Then the Rangers generate a little momentum, started to generate a few chances in the final six minutes and pulled ahead by two goals.
-Henrik Lundqvist was outstanding. Outside of the Niskanen shot which Callahan bailed him out on, Lundqvist was dominant that period and gave his team a chance to take the lead.
-The defense was atrocious for Fleury on both of the Rangers' goal but he needed to stop at least one of those.
-This is where an offensive contribution by Evgeni Malkin would be huge. The third line of Glass, Adams and Sutter has created more chances than whatever line Malkin was working on in terms of five-on-five chances.
-The Penguins lead in shots on net, 12-9.
-The Rangers have an 19-18 lead in attempted shots.
-Glass leads the game with three shots.
-Kreider and Zuccarello each lead the Rangers with two shots.
-Letang leads the game with 9:08 of ice time.
-McDonagh leads the Rangers with 8:54.
-The Rangers have a 9-4 lead in faceoffs (69 percent).
-Brassard is 3 for 4 (75 percent).
-The great Joe Vitale is 2 for 4 (50 percent).
20:00: Pirates superfan and NBC broadcaster Mike "Doc" Emrick, sneaks in a Pirates reference via a Russel Martin mention prior to the start of the period. Sneaky work by Emrick too. He used a Pascal Dupuis/Quebec connection to Russell Martin instead of the obviously Paul Martin hook-up.
18:53: The Penguins get another power play as Carl Hagelin hooks up the great Joe Vitale in the neutral zone. Vitale seemed to grab hagelin's stick and hug it. Crosby, Kunitz, Martin, Malkin and Letang take the ice.
17:09: Sutter lifts a wrister from the top of the right cirlce which Lundqvist eats up.
17:04: Off a faceoff win by Sutter in the Rangers' left circle, Maatta booms a one-timer from center point. Boyle drops to his knees, blocks the shot and clears the rebound.
16:53: The Hagelin minor is killed with little sustained threat by the Penguins.
16:43: Off some slick passing, Zuccarello chops a one-timer from above the left circle. Fleury gets juuust a piece of it and deflects it over the cage.
15:07: The Rangers get their first power play as Orpik is nabbed for interference against Brassard in the Penguins slot. Letang, Martin, Adams and Sutter take the ice.
13:58: Callahan attempts a sort of James van Riemsdyk "back-in" play from the left of hte net. Martin slides down to take out the puck and takes out Callahan as well.
13:07: The Orpik minor is killed with little threat from the Rangers.
12:36: Miller chops a half slapper from the right point which deflects juuust wide on the far side.
11:24: Dupuis wails a slapper from the right wing well wide on the far side.
10:14: Off a backhanded pass by the great Joe Vitale, Paul Martin snaps off a wrister from the right point. Lundqvist fights it off.
9:47: After Oprik fumbles a puck at the Rangers' left point, that creates a chance for Carl Hagelin on the right wing of the Penguins' zone. Hagelin flings a backhander on net which Fleury eats up.
9:42: Off an offensive zone faceoff win, McDonagh flings a wrister from the center point which hits a stick or skate and deflects on net. Fleury kicks it out.
9:15: Another power play for the Penguins. Kunitz tries to settpla puck at the Rangers' blue line and is stripped up by Girardi whose stick was tied up in Kunitz's legs. Martin Letang, Malkin, Kunitz and Crosby take the ice.
8:16: Anton Stralman pressures Kunitz into the end boards, steals the puck and flings it down ice. The Rangers have been pretty aggressive defending this power play.
7:54: Letang takes a pass in the slot and whips a wrister on net. Lundqvist eats it up.
7:24: Jeffrey races up the right wing and snaps off a wrister from the left wing. Lundqvist snags it with a glove.
7:17: As the Girardi minor is about to expire, Niskanen rips a wrister from the right point wide.
6:50: Another turnover by Jeffrey leads to another Rangers goal. Jeffrey snaps of a bad pass from the left wing to the Rangers' slot. Stralman blocks it partially. Richards picks up the rebound, reverses ice and gains the offensive zone on the right wing. He deals a pass to Boyle in the slot. Boyle takes the pass and rips a wrister by Fleury's blocker again. Jeffrey failed to adequately cover Boyle there. The last two Rangers goals were off Jeffrey turnovers. And all three have been on Fleury's blocker side. Richards and Stralman get assists. Rangers 3-0.
6:41: The Penguins try to get one back immediatly as Sutter deals a pass to Megna driving in on the right wing. Megna pokes the puck on net but LUndqvist stretches out to fight it off with his his left skate.
6:30: Dupuis lines up for a faceoff with Sutter and Dupuis in the right circle. Sutter sets him up with with two quick shots which Lundqvist ejects each time.
5:47: Benoit Pouliot is nabbed for closing his hand on the puck in the Penguins' right wing corner. Megna knocked him to the ice and Pouliot puts his hand on it. Letang, Crosby, Malkin, Martin an dKuntiz tak the ice.
5:26: The Penguins break though. Malkin plays a puck from the right wing corner to the blue paint. Kunitz battles, battles, battles for it with McDonagh and Girardi as Lundvist swims around trying to cover it. Letang sneaks in from the left circle and jabs it under Lundqvist for the Penguins' first goal. That's a nice dirty power-play goal. Kunitz and Malkin get assists. Penguins 3-1.
4:22: Another neutral zone turnover by the Penguins leads to Rangers offense once again. Adams and Glass sort of combine for a turnover in front of the New York bench. Hagelin flings a wrister from the right point. Richards AND Callaghan each deflect it. The pucks sails by Fleury's glove and hits twine. Callahan gets credit. Richards and Hagelin get assists. Rangers 4-1.
3:19: Brassard coasts up the right wing and slides cross-ice pass to Marc Staal in the left circle. Straal lifts a clean wrister on net which Fleury fights off.
1:03: Stepan sneaks a pass from the right circle to the crease for a streaking Kreider. Martin reads it all the way and intercepts the pass. Great play by Martin.
0:54: Glass lines up with Crosby and Kunitz for a defensive zone faceoff.
0:37: Crosby pushes the puck up the right wing on a two-on-one with Glass against McDonagh. Crosby saucers a bouncing pass to Glass in the slot. Glass whacks it off the end boards. It hits off the boards and Lundqvist smothers it to freeze play. A scrum breaks out with Kunitz and Zuccarello mixing up. With a linesman holding them at bay, Kunitz tries to punch Zuccarello. Both players get roughing minors while Kunitz picks up an additional cross-checking minor. The Rangers get a power play late. Jokinen will serve one of Kunitz's minors. Sutter, Adams, Martin and Orpik take the ice.
0:23: A wrister by McDonagh from the left point is partially blocked by Adams.
0:00: End of period. Rangers 4, Penguins 1.
-This is pretty simple to figure out. The Penguins are making lots of mistakes and the Rangers are doing a great job of taking advantage of them.
-The Penguins are being really sloppy with the puck. The Rangers' last three goals have each come off turnovers. The puck management has been horrendous.
-Fleury could have stolen a goal or two thus far but he's been left out to dry.
-The Penguins' need more from their power play.
-Crosby has been limited quite a bit tonight as he's seen plenty of assignments against Girardi and McDonagh, arguably the best defensive shutdown duo in the NHL.
-Presumably, that would create a few chances or mismatches for Malkin but he has been very quiet.
-Lundqvist was tough that period.
-Shots on net are tied, 20-20.
-The Rangers have a 36-33 lead in attempted shots.
-Glass, Letang, Kreider, McDonagh and Zuccarello each lead the game with three shots on net.
-Martin leads the game with 17:52 of ice time.
-McDonagh leads the Rangers with 17:04.
-Faceoffs are tied, 22-22 (50 percent).
-Boyle is 5 for 5 (83 percent).
-Sutter is 8 for 13 (62 percent).
-Boyle leads the game with two blocked shots.
20:00: The Rangers will have 1:24 of power-play time on fresh ice. Adams, Glass, Martin and Orpik take the ice.
18:12: McDonagh flings a wrister from the right point. It hits a body. Martin clears the rebound.
18:52: McDonagh chops a one-timer from the top of the slot. Glass slides down to block it. Play is halteder. Callaghan is called for interference against Fleury. We're not sure Fleury didn't buy that call a bit. We'll have four-on-four play for 16 seconds. Malkin and Crosby line up for an offensive zone faceoff.
18:36: The Kunitz minor expires. The Penguins will have a power play for 1:42.
17:08: Adams, getting a rare bit of power-play time, steals a puck from Derek Dorsett and sneaks a pass to Jeffrey to the left of the cage. Jeffrey taps a shot wide to the far side.
16:52: Callahan's minor is killed. Not much going on there for the Penguins.
16:26: Another Rangers power play. The great Joe Vitale is called for tripping Callahan.
15:35: From the left point, McDonagh flings a rising wrister from the right point. Fleury stands up to make the initial save then falls on top of the rebound to freeze play.
15:21: Brassard snaps off a wrister from the right circle which sails through traffic. Fleury fights it off.
14:39: Crosby tries to eat some clock and pushes the puck up ice. He dances through Dorsett and Del Zotto from the right circle but before he can fire a shot, Dorsett ties up his stick.
14:26: The Vitale minor is killed. The Rangers generated a few things with that chance.
12:29: Kreider flings a wrister from the left wing. Fleury snags it.
11:09: Glass takes another shift with Kunitz and Crosby. According to NBC broadcasters, Dupuis is absent from the bench. In fact, Dupuis has not recorded a shift since there was 3:51 remaining in the second period.
10:49: Niskanen chops a slapper from the left point which is blocked by Callahan.
10:03: Game. Set. Match. Maatta lose a puck battle down low to Dorsett near the end boards. It hits off the skate of Bortuzzo and sits loose above the blue paint. Brassard is all over the rebound, cleans it up and pokes it over the left skate of a stretched out Fleury. Dorsett gets the only assist. Rangers 5-1.
9:05: Sing-song "Flerrrrr.....Eeeeeeeeee......" chants begin.
6:03: Hustling up the right wing, the great Joe Vitale plays a puck from the left wing corner. It hits of the outside of the left post and deflects the slot. Adams jabs it on net. Lundqvist fights that off.
5:12: Off a feed by Kunitz down low, Crosby flings a backhander from the slot. Lundqvist fights off.
4:14: Off a backhand feed by Jokinen from the left of the cage, Niskanen leads down and fires a one-timer which Lundqvist fights off.
3:29: Richards is called for cross checking Sutter. Crosby, Malkin, Kunitz, Martin and Letang take the ice.
1:43: Jeffrey snaps off a wrister from above the right circle. Lundqvis tsays no.
1:34: Niskanen snasp off a wrister from the right point. Despite traffic, Lundqvist fights it off.
2:59: A wrister by Malkin in the left circle is blocked by McDonagh.
1:13: Shots from the right wing by Sutter and Bortuzzo are rejected by Lundqvist.
0:45: Adams cross checks Kreider into the boards in front of the Penguins' penalty bo. Orpik Glass, Bortuzzo and thre great Joe Vitale take the ice.
0:43: After a few seconds following the ensuing faceoff, Glass and Dorsett drop the gloves and wrestle to the ice. Their night ends early.
0:04: Bortuzzo is called for slashing Miller.
0:00: End of game. Rangers 5, Penguins 1.
-First things first, via an audio clip provided by the Penguins, Dan Bylsma had no update on the status of Pascal Dupuis. He did not record a shift after there was 3:51 remaining in the second period.
-Puck management or puck possession is a pretty simple concept. Basically, if you have the puck, the other team can't do much with it. When you give up the puck, the other team can do something with it. That was the basic key to this game tonight. The Penguins were sloppy with the puck and the Rangers made them pay.
-This was easily the Penguins' worst overall game of the season. They were out of this early. In their previous losses, they hung in with most of the team's they lost to but tonight, they got run over for the most part.
-The Penguins better clean up their puck management before Saturday. The Blues play big-boy hockey and eat up mistakes.
-The Penguins dominated the first 14 minutes of this game. They peppered the Rangers' net with plenty of quality scoring chances. A strong effort by Lundqvist kept the game tied early.
-It would be a stretch to say anyone had a strong game. Everyone who took the ice in a white jersey could claim a role in this one. Paul Martin was an exception. He was strong around his own net with a lot of little stick plays which broke up shots or passes.
-Outside of an initial rush up the right wing, Sidney Crosby was bottled up most of the night by the Dan Girardi-Ryan McDonagh pairing.
-With Crosby drawing a lot of assignments against Girardi and McDonaugh, Evgeni Malkin failed to capitalize on any openings that would create.
-Dan Bylsma mixed and matched his lines most of the night, even before Dupuis' injury. There didn't seem to be much cohesion by any of the four lines with the exception of a few spurts by Brandon Sutter, Craig Adams and Tanner Glass.
-Glass has had a fine season for a bottom-six forward. He's rebounded in a big way after a dreadful 2012-13 season. But the drop-off in shooting ability was pretty evident when he replaced Dupuis. Late in the second period, Crosby broke loose to create a two-on-one with Glass against McDonagh. Crosby fed him a saucer pass which admittedly bounced a bit. With a clean look at the cage from the slot, Glass cranked a one-timer wide and off the end boards. We're not sure if Dupuis buries that or even gets it on net, but we like his chances with that feed better than Glass'.
-Times like this are when the Penguins really miss their "old" third line. Anytime the Penguins' top two lines were decimated by injuries, they could move up Matt Cooke, Tyler Kennedy or Jordan Staal and get some production. Now, with James Neal, Beau Bennett and Dupuis dinged up, they simply aren't getting that same production.
-Marc-Andre Fleury didn't have much defense in front of him but he needed to be better. He had to steal a goal or two. Lundqvist stole a few goals when the Penguins had that initial surge and gave his team a chance to take the lead. For the most part, Fleury didn't do that as much when the Rangers turned the tide.
-Dustin Jeffrey had a rough game. He had two turnovers which led to goals and he failed to get back and sufficiently defend Brian Boyle on one of them. He failed to build off a mostly strong game Saturday in Columbus.
-Olli Maatta and Robert Bortuzzo had a rough game as well. They were beaten in part in puck battles near the end boards for the first and fifth goals.
-The Penguins power play did get one garbage goal which made it a 3-1 game at a key point but it was pretty stale for most of the night.
-The Penguins' penalty kill gave up some decent chances but it was strong going 4 for 4.
-The Penguins had some sloppy puck management against the Blue Jackets Friday but still came away with a 4-1 win. Tonight, they were spanked 5-1. The difference was the talent of the opponent. The Rangers, even with Rick Nash injured, have more talent to finish chances than the Blue Jackets.
-The Rangers got offense from a lot of sources. All four lines generated goals and they even got one from the blue line.
-The Penguins led in shots on net, 29-25.
-The Rangers led in attempted shots, 52-48.
-Chris Kreider led the game with five shots.
-Crosby led the game with four shots.
-Martin led the game with 26:25 of ice time.
-McDonagh led the Rangers with 25:02
-Faceoffs were tied, 29-29 (50 percent).
-Brad Richards was 7 for 10 (70 percent).
-Crosby was 11 for 22 (50 percent).
-Martin, Glass, Girardi, Boyle, Callahan and McDonagh each led the game with two blocked shots.
-Fleury (154) surpassed Tom Barrasso (153) for most goaltending losses in franchise history. We guess Ray Shero really needs to buy him out now.
-Chris Kunitz surpasses Jan Hrdina for 34th place on the franchise's all-time scoring list. Both players have 227 points but Kunitz (99) has more goals than Hrdina (79).
-Kris Letang tied the great Dick Tarnstrom and Ryan Whitney for the ninth most power-play goals by a defenseman in franchise history with 19 each.