The Rangers have won 18 of their last 24 contests (18-6-0), including 16 of their last 21 games (16-5-0) and 14 of their last 17 contests (14-3-0). The Rangers have also earned at least one point in 28 of their last 38 contests (24-10-4), including 21 of their last 28 games (19-7-2).
– As of the conclusion of tonight’s game, the Blueshirts are tied for fourth in the NHL in goals against per game (2.33) this season.
– The Rangers have won five of their last six road games (5-1-0), nine of their last 11 road contests (9-2-0), and 10 of their last 13 road games (10-3-0). The Blueshirts have posted a 95-61-11 record in 167 regular season road games since the start of the 2010-11 season, and they rank second in the NHL in road wins over the span.
– The Rangers have earned at least one point in 13 of their last 14 games against Metropolitan Division opponents (12-1-1) and have won nine of their last 10 intra-division games (9-1-0). New York has posted a 12-3-1 record against teams in the Metropolitan Division this season. New York has registered a 16-3-1 record in its last 20 games against Metropolitan Division opponents, dating back to its win over Columbus on Mar. 21, 2014.
– New York was 3-for-3 (6:00) on the penalty kill for the second consecutive night. The Rangers have not allowed a power play goal in four of their last five games (12-for-13; 92.3%). The Blueshirts are also 45-for-51 (88.2%) on the penalty kill over the last 18 games and they are 55-for-63 (87.3%) on the penalty kill over the last 21 games.
– New York has allowed one goal or fewer in six of the last 12 games and in eight of the last 16 contests (26 goals allowed over the last 16 games; 1.63 goals against per game over the span). The Rangers lead the NHL in games with one goal or fewer allowed (46) since the start of the 2013-14 season.
– The Blueshirts have tallied the first goal of the game in nine of their last 12 games, in 12 of their last 16 contests, in 17 of their last 24 games, and in 26 of 42 games this season. The Rangers have posted a 20-4-2 record when registering the first goal of the game this season.
– The Rangers have posted a 19-0-1 record when leading after two periods this season. New York has registered a 133-1-9 record in its last 143 regular season games when leading after two periods. The 143-game stretch began with a 3-1 victory vs. New Jersey on Feb. 6, 2010.
– The Blueshirts have earned at least one point in seven of their last 10 games against the Blue Jackets, dating back to Oct. 24, 2008 (6-3-1 over the span).
– Henrik Lundqvist made 35 saves to record his 21st victory of the season. Lundqvist has now recorded 330 wins in his NHL career, which puts him in a tie with Hockey Hall of Famer Harry Lumley for 21st on the NHL’s all-time wins list. He has posted a 5-1-0 record, along with a 1.59 GAA and a .947 SV% in his last six appearances. Lundqvist has also registered a 12-2-0 record, along with a 1.67 GAA, a .939 SV%, and 1 SO in his last 14 appearances. In his last 30 appearances, the Rangers’ all-time wins and shutouts leaders has posted a 20-7-3 record, along with a 2.00 GAA, a .929 SV%, and 5 SO. Lundqvist has made at least 30 saves in eight games this season. In games which he has made 30 or more saves, Lundqvist has posted a 6-1-1 record, along with a 1.35 GAA, a .959 SV%, and 2 SO.
– Chris Kreider registered the game-winning goal, recorded three shots on goal, and posted a plus-two rating in 15:14 of ice time. Kreider has tallied the game-winning goal in three of the last seven games and in two of the last four games (he tallied his first career regular season game-winning goal seven games ago). He has tallied a goal/point in four of the last eight games (four goals, two assists over the span), and he has recorded seven of his nine goals this season on the road. Kreider is tied for second on the team in game-winning goals (three), is tied for third on the team in plus/minus rating (plus-11), and ranks fourth on the team in goals (nine) this season.
– Derek Stepan recorded two assists and posted a plus-two rating in 18:37 of ice time. The Rangers’ alternate captain has posted four multi-point games in his last nine contests (three goals, seven assists over the span) and he has recorded a point in 19 of 29 games in 2014-15. Since making his season debut on Nov. 8, Stepan is tied for second in the NHL in assists (23). He leads the team in assists, is tied for third on the team in plus/minus rating (plus-11), and ranks fourth on the team in points (29) this season.
– Marc Staal tallied a goal, was credited with two blocked shots, and posted a plus-one rating in 19:49 of ice time. The Rangers’ alternate captain has recorded a point in each of his last three games against the Blue Jackets (one goal, two assists), and he has registered five of his eight points this season on the road. Staal ranks third on the team in blocked shots (68) this season.
– Kevin Klein notched an assist and posted a plus-one rating in 15:40 of ice time. He has notched a point in five of the last eight games, including an assist in four of those contests (one goal, four assists over the span). Klein is tied for the team lead in plus/minus rating (plus-15) and leads team defensemen in points (16) this season.
– Martin St. Louis tallied an assist, recorded four shots on goal, and posted a plus-two rating in 16:30 of ice time. The Rangers’ alternate captain has tallied a point in seven of the last 11 games (four goals, six assists), 16 of the last 26 games (nine goals, 12 assists), and 20 of the last 32 games (13 goals, 14 assists over the span). St. Louis has registered a point in 11 of 17 career games against the Blue Jackets (seven goals, eight assists). He is tied for second on the team in points (33) and ranks third on the team in assists (19) and shots on goal (87) this season.