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Mar 13, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) scores against Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Peter Budaj (31) during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Mar 13, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) scores against Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Peter Budaj (31) during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

During the playoffs, Alain Vigneault said that one thing about Michael Grabner is that his game doesn't change when he is moved around the lineup.

Vigneault said that Grabner is someone who scares the opposition with his speed, forces turnovers and creates offensive opportunities.

Grabner scored 27 goals this season while mostly skating with Kevin Hayes and JT Miller.

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GEICO SportsNite: Rangers on win 00:01:16
Mats Zuccarello, Henrik Lundqvist and Alain Vigneault discuss the Rangers' 4-1 win over the Senators.

The Rangers scored the game's first four goals and Henrik Lundqvist had 26 saves as the Rangers beat the Ottawa Senators, 4-1, on Tuesday night in game three of three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at Madison Square Garden.  >> Read more


First period:

  • 5:31 NYR Mats Zuccarello; Assists: Mika Zibanejad, Dan Girardi
  • 13:24 NYR Michael Grabner; Assists: Mats Zuccarello

Second period:

  • 12:21 NYR Rick Nash; Assists: Derek Stepan, Jimmy Vesey
  • 18:17 NYR Oscar Lindberg; Assists: J.T. Miller, Tanner Glass
  • 18:49 OTT Jean-Gabriel Pageau; Assists: Bobby Ryan, Cody Ceci

Third period: 

  • N/A
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New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi tangles up with Pittsburgh Penguins center Nick Bonino during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Vincent Carchietta/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi tangles up with Pittsburgh Penguins center Nick Bonino during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Vincent Carchietta/USA TODAY Sports)

Jimmy Vesey scored the go-ahead goal in the third period as the New York Rangers ended the regular season with a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more


First period:

  • 9:16 PIT Nick Bonino; Assists: Dominik Simon, Phil Kessel
  • 13:54 NYR Ryan McDonagh; Assist: Michael Grabner
  • 18:31 NYR Derek Stepan (power play); Assists: McDonagh, Mika Zibanejad

Second period:

  • 13:38 PIT Carter Rowney

Third period:

  • 7:23 NYR Jimmy Vesey; Assist: Zibanejad
Tags: Derek Stepan, Jimmy Vesey, Michael Grabner, Mika Zibanejad, Pittsburgh Penguins, Ryan McDonagh
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The Rangers' Mats Zuccarello, left, and Marc Staal, right, defend Florida's Thomas Vanek during the first period. (Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports)
The Rangers' Mats Zuccarello, left, and Marc Staal, right, defend Florida's Thomas Vanek during the first period. (Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports)

The Rangers blew a two-goal lead after the first period and lost 4-3 to the Panthers in a shootout Friday at the Garden. The Rangers have lost six in a row at home. >> Read more


First period:

  • 2:34 NYR Mats Zuccarello (Power Play) Assists: Chris Kreider, Derek Stepan
  • 4:11 NYR J.T. Miller Assists: Brendan Smith, Mika Zibanejad 

Second period:

Tags: Chris Kreider, Florida Panthers, Mats Zuccarello, Michael Grabner
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Mar 13, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) scores against Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Peter Budaj (31) during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Mar 13, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) scores against Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Peter Budaj (31) during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

After missing five games with a hip injury, Michael Grabner has 1 goal, 2 assists and 4 shots on goal since returning on Sunday.

Prior to his injury Grabner had been scoreless in 8 games.

Against Detroit, Grabner played 15:52, and saw 5:09 in the first period, 4:36 in the second period and 6:07 in the third period with 2:07 coming on the PK.

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New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh plays the puck against Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh plays the puck against Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Rangers lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning, 3-2, on Monday at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more


First period:

  • 5:53 NYR Steven Kampfer; Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Chris Kreider
  • 7:43 TB Brayden Point (power play); Assists: Nikita Kucherov, Jonathan Drouin

Second period:

  • 5:04 TB Gabriel Dumont; Assist: Jason Garrison
  • 10:22 NYR Michael Grabner

Third period:

  • 13:32 TB Point; Assists: Ondrej Palat, Kucherov
Tags: Chris Kreider, Mats Zuccarello, Michael Grabner, Tampa Bay Lightning
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New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh receives congratulations from defenseman Marc Staal after scoring in the second period against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. (Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh receives congratulations from defenseman Marc Staal after scoring in the second period against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. (Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports)

Ryan McDonagh scored twice to lead the New York Rangers to a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday at Joe Louis Arena. >> Read more


First period:

  • 19:33 NYR Ryan McDonagh (short handed); Assists: Kevin Hayes, Michael Grabner

Second period:

  • 5:35 DET Frans Nielsen (power play); Assists: Gustav Nyquist, Justin Abdelkader
  • 16:50 NYR McDonagh; Assists: Marc Staal, Pavel Buchnevich
  • 17:27 NYR Hayes; Assists: J.T. Miller, Grabner

Third period:

  • 16:01 NYR Derek Stepan (power play); Assist: Chris Kreider
Tags: Chris Kreider, Derek Stepan, Detroit Red Wings, J.T. Miller, Kevin Hayes, Marc Staal, Michael Grabner, Pavel Buchnevich, Ryan McDonagh
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Mar 7, 2017; Sunrise, FL, USA; New York Rangers right wing Kevin Hayes (13) celebrates his goal against the Florida Panthers with center J.T. Miller (10) left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) defenseman Brendan Smith (42) and defenseman Brady Skjei (76) in the second period at BB&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports (Robert Mayer)
Mar 7, 2017; Sunrise, FL, USA; New York Rangers right wing Kevin Hayes (13) celebrates his goal against the Florida Panthers with center J.T. Miller (10) left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) defenseman Brendan Smith (42) and defenseman Brady Skjei (76) in the second period at BB&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports (Robert Mayer)

The Rangers will be without Henrik Lundqvist, Rick Nash and Michael Grabner as they take on the Hurricanes from PNC Arena Thursday at 7 p.m. ET.

  1. The Rangers improved to 24-8-0 on the road this season with Tuesday's 5-2 win at the Panthers. New York is the first team in NHL history to win 24 of its first 32 road games.
  2. The Hurricanes fell for the 10th time in their last 12 games with a 3-1 loss at the Avalanche on Tuesday. Carolina has scored fewer than four goals in each of the last 12 games, the longest active streak in the NHL.
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Feb 23, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) during their game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre. The Rangers beat the Maple Leafs 2-1 in the shootout. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports (Tom Szczerbowski)
Feb 23, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) during their game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre. The Rangers beat the Maple Leafs 2-1 in the shootout. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports (Tom Szczerbowski)

1:39PM: Vigneault said this morning, "Grabs tried this morning, is not ready to play so still day to day in his case. (NYR)

12:16PM: Michael Grabner will NOT play tonight for the Rangers against Carolina as he continues to recover from a hip injury. (Brooks)

Grabner skated today and took some line rushes with Kevin Hayes and Jimmy Vesey but will not play.

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Jan 4, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) scores a goal against Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas (3) and goalie Steve Mason (35) during the third period at Wells Fargo Center. The Rangers defeated the Flyers, 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Hartline)
Jan 4, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) scores a goal against Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas (3) and goalie Steve Mason (35) during the third period at Wells Fargo Center. The Rangers defeated the Flyers, 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Hartline)

3/7/16 | 6:10PM: Vigneault said that Grabner did not skate today and added, "He worked out at the hotel, he is getting better. Outside chance, maybe Thursday but we aren't going to skate tomorrow. He will have a morning skate so unless he is 100% Thursday we are probably going to wait." (NYR)

5:40PM: Grabner is getting better and there is an "outside chance" that he can play on Thursday against Carolina. (NYR)

3/6/17 | 1:30PM: Grabner skated today in Tampa and said that he didn't feel 100% the day after hurting his hip and that he didn't want to risk further injury if he wasn't 100%. (NYR)

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Jan 19, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers forward Michael Grabner (40) reacts after scoring a shorthanded goal on Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) in the third period at the Air Canada Centre. New York defeated Toronto 5-2. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports (John E. Sokolowski)
Jan 19, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers forward Michael Grabner (40) reacts after scoring a shorthanded goal on Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) in the third period at the Air Canada Centre. New York defeated Toronto 5-2. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports (John E. Sokolowski)

5:07PM: Michael Grabner is being listed as day to day and will not play tonight against the Canadiens. (NYR)

Kevin Klein had an MRI that came back negative and he won't make the Rangers road trip this week.(NYR)

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1:57PM: Michael Grabner left practice early today after taking a crosscheck from Adam Clendening and is questionable for tomorrow's game in Boston. (Cyrgalis, NYR)

The Rangers may need to call someone up for tomorrow's game if Grabner can't play. (Cyrgalis)

Grabner has not scored in 9 games and only has 1 assist and 14 shots in those games, while averaging 14:34.

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Jan 19, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers forward Michael Grabner (40) reacts after scoring a shorthanded goal on Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) in the third period at the Air Canada Centre. New York defeated Toronto 5-2. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports (John E. Sokolowski)
Jan 19, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers forward Michael Grabner (40) reacts after scoring a shorthanded goal on Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) in the third period at the Air Canada Centre. New York defeated Toronto 5-2. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports (John E. Sokolowski)

Leafs coach Mike Babcock spoke about Michael Grabner today and was asked if he was surprised with how Grabner has produced for the Rangers.

Babcock said that he has known Grabner "forever," dating back to his time in Spokane in the WHL, and said that the Leafs coaches and Lou Lamoriello wanted him back "big time" but the organization chose to play their kids instead.

He continued that Grabner had 100 breakaways last season and went 0 for 100. He then said that the last time the Rangers played the Leafs Grabner was 2 for 4 on breakaways and joked that the Leafs "should keep his breakaway count under 4 tonight.

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( Adam Hunger)

The JT Miller, Kevin Hayes and Michael Grabner line had six points (3 goals and 3 assists) in the Rangers win over Nashville.

Hayes said that the three complement each other and that he likes to pass the puck while Miller and Grabner like to score. (MSG)

Miller said that as soon as he crosses the blue line he tries to put himself into a shooting position because he knows there is a "good chance" of Hayes feeding him the puck. (Rangers Game Notes)

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GEICO SportsNite: Rangers win 00:01:00
J.T Miller and Henrik Lundqvist speak to the media after the Rangers' 4-3 win over Nashville on Thursday night at MSG.

The Rangers rallied from a 2-0 deficit with four unanswered goals en route to a 4-3 win over the Nashville Predators Thursday at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more


First period:

  • 1:23 NSH Cody McLeod; Assists: P.K. Subban, Austin Watson

Second period:

  • 3:50 NSH Calle Jarnkrok (power play); Assists: Mike Fisher, Subban
  • 8:12 NYR Michael Grabner; Kevin Hayes
  • 14:58 NYR J.T. Miller; Assists: Hayes

Third period:

  • 5:36 NYR Chris Kreider; Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Mika Zibanejad
  • 16:00 NYR Miller; Assists: Ryan McDonagh, Hayes
  • 17:59 NSH Roman Jose (power play); Assists: Ryan Johansen, Ryan Ellis
Tags: Chris Kreider, J.T. Miller, Kevin Hayes, Mats Zuccarello, Michael Grabner, Ryan McDonagh
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Feb 5, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save during the first period against the Calgary Flames at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports (Adam Hunger)
Feb 5, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save during the first period against the Calgary Flames at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports (Adam Hunger)

The New York Rangers host the Nashville Predators at Madison Square Garden on Thursday at 7 p.m. ET.

According to STATS:

  • The Rangers won their first game against the Predators this season, a 2-1 victory in a shootout. New York is seeking a second win against Nashville, which would just be the second time the Rangers have won two games against the Predators in a single season (also 1998-99).

 

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(Adam Hunger)

Michael Grabner has 14 points in the last 13 games with 11 of those being goals.

Grabner has 3 goals in the last two games and 4 in his last 4 games.

Dave Maloney said after the Rangers game against the Sabres that Grabner is "dangerous" and "so much fun to watch in open ice."

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Rangers forward Derek Stepan (21) and Toronto forward Nazem Kadri (43) battle for the puck. (John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports)
Rangers forward Derek Stepan (21) and Toronto forward Nazem Kadri (43) battle for the puck. (John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports)

TORONTO -- Michael Grabner scored two goals against his former team, helping the New York Rangers snap a three-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night.

Pavel Buchnevich, Brady Skjei and J.T. Miller added goals for New York, and Henrik Lundqvist made 23 saves following a series of rough outings.

Tyler Bozak and Zach Hyman scored for Toronto, which had a three-game winning streak stopped. The Maple Leafs had earned 21 of a possible 26 points in their previous 13 games (10-2-1). Frederik Andersen gave up four goals on 40 shots.

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Nov 12, 2016; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) celebrates his goal against the Calgary Flames during the first period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports (Sergei Belski)
Nov 12, 2016; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) celebrates his goal against the Calgary Flames during the first period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports (Sergei Belski)

The NHL has announced that Michael Grabner has been named the NHL's First Star of the week.

From the league, "Grabner led the League with 5-2-7, including two game-winning goals, in three contests to propel the Rangers (28-13-1, 57 points) to a pair of victories. He was held off the scoresheet in a 4-1 loss to the Buffalo Sabres Jan. 3, but potted the winning tallies - as well as consecutive multi-point and +4 performances - in the following two games: 2-1-3 in a 5-2 triumph over the Philadelphia Flyers Jan. 4 and 3-1-4 in a 5-4 victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets Jan. 7. The latter included his fourth career hat trick and second of the season (also Oct. 30 vs. TBL) as well as his second career four-point outing (also Dec. 19, 2015 vs. LAK: 2-2-4 w/ TOR). The 29-year-old Villach, Austria, native shares sixth place in the NHL with 19 goals (19-8-27) in 41 appearances this season, his highest total since 2011-12 (20 G in 78 GP w/ NYI)."

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Jan 7, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Adam Clendening (4) celebrates a goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the third period at Nationwide Arena. The Rangers defeated the Blue Jackets 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports (Russell LaBounty)
Jan 7, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Adam Clendening (4) celebrates a goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the third period at Nationwide Arena. The Rangers defeated the Blue Jackets 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports (Russell LaBounty)

The NHL has changed the scoring on Adam Clendening's second goal on Saturday night, that tied the game at 4 for the Rangers, and have credited to Michael Grabner.

With the goal now attributed to Grabner it retroactively gives him a Hat Trick and 19 goals on the season.

Clendening fired a shot from the boards that beat Columbus goalie Curtis McElhinney. While Clendening was shooting the puck Grabner skated by and the puck apparently went off of him.

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Jan 4, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) scores a goal against Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas (3) and goalie Steve Mason (35) during the third period at Wells Fargo Center. The Rangers defeated the Flyers, 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Hartline)
Jan 4, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) scores a goal against Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas (3) and goalie Steve Mason (35) during the third period at Wells Fargo Center. The Rangers defeated the Flyers, 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Hartline)

Larry Brooks writes in the NY Post today that the Rangers will need to find a way to protect current leading goal scorer Michael Grabner in the coming expansion draft.

Grabner has 18 goals this season and has one-year left after this at $1.65 million.

The Rangers will likely protect 7 forwards, 3 defensemen and Henrik Lundqvist with those forwards likely being Derek Stepan, Rick Nash, Chris Kreider, Mika Zibanejad, Mats Zuccarello, JT Milller and Kevin Hayes.

Both Jimmy Vesey and Pavel Buchnevich are exempt from the draft and do not need to be protected.

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Jan 7, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) lifts the puck over Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Curtis McElhinney (30) for the game winning goal during the third period at Nationwide Arena. The Rangers defeated the Blue Jackets 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports (Russell LaBounty)
Jan 7, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) lifts the puck over Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Curtis McElhinney (30) for the game winning goal during the third period at Nationwide Arena. The Rangers defeated the Blue Jackets 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports (Russell LaBounty)

Michael Grabner had two goals, an assist and a plus four rating in 15:10 on Saturday.

Grabner had 4 shots on goal, 1 shot attempt that missed the net, a takeaway and the game winning goal with 16 seconds left in the third.

Alain Vigneault said that the Rangers got an "outstanding performance" from Grabner and that he was able to use his speed offensively and defensively.

Grabner played 2:37 in the first, 4:41 in the second and 6:53 in the third.

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Jan 7, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) celebrates a goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the second period at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports (Russell LaBounty)
Jan 7, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) celebrates a goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the second period at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports (Russell LaBounty)

From the Rangers Game Notes: "Michael Grabner registered three points (two goals, one assist), including the game-winning goal, and tied a single-game career-high with a plus-four rating for the second consecutive contest. He has registered six points (four goals, two assists) and has posted a plus-eight rating over the last two games. In addition, he has recorded seven points (four goals, three assists) over the last four contests. This season, 25 of Grabner's 26 points have either been a goal or the primary assist on a goal. Grabner has tallied each of his last nine points and 17 of his last 18 points in games on the road. Grabner leads the Rangers in goals this season (18)."

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Jan 4, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) scores a goal against Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas (3) and goalie Steve Mason (35) during the third period at Wells Fargo Center. The Rangers defeated the Flyers, 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Hartline)
Jan 4, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) scores a goal against Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas (3) and goalie Steve Mason (35) during the third period at Wells Fargo Center. The Rangers defeated the Flyers, 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Hartline)

In the first 20 games of the season, Michael Grabner had 12 goals on 46 shots on goal and had a shooting percentage of 26.1%.

In the next 20 games of the season, Grabner has 4 goals on 35 shots on goal and has a shooting percentage of 11.4%.

Prior to Wednesday's game against the Flyers, Grabner had 2 goals in 19 games and had a shooting percentage of 6.1%.

As of Friday, Grabner was tied for 13th in the league with 16 goals and he is tied with Chris Kreider for the team lead.

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Dec 20, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Rangers center Derek Stepan (21) shoots on goal as Pittsburgh Penguins center Matt Cullen (7) and goalie Matt Murray (30) defend during the first period at the PPG PAINTS Arena.  (Charles LeClaire (USA Today))
Dec 20, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Rangers center Derek Stepan (21) shoots on goal as Pittsburgh Penguins center Matt Cullen (7) and goalie Matt Murray (30) defend during the first period at the PPG PAINTS Arena. (Charles LeClaire (USA Today))

First Period

  • 5:55 PIT Sidney Crosby (PP); Assists: Ian Cole, Justin Schultz
  • 16:59 NYR Matt Puempel; Assists: Marek Hrivik, Nick Holden

Second Period

  • 4:43 PIT Evgeni Malkin; Assists: Chris Kunitz, Phil Kessel
  • 8:58 PIT Phil Kessel; Assists: Evgeni Malkin, Brian Dumoulin

Third Period

  • 1:52 NYR Michael Grabner; Assists: Derek Stepan, Mats Zuccarello
  • 4:11 PIT Justin Schultz; Assist: Evgeni Malkin
  • 6:12 PIT Bryan Rust; Assist: Sidney Crosby
  • 12:22 PIT Patric Hornqvist (PP); Assist: Nick Bonino
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12:39PM: Alain Vigneault says that either Josh Jooris or Oscar Lindberg will be scratched tomorrow. (NYR)

12:17PM: Michael Grabner will not be with the Rangers tomorrow and is traveling home to Austria after his Grandmother passed away. (Brooks)

Marek Hrivik, who was called up, will reportedly skate with Brandon Pirri and Matt Puempel.

Grabner was at practice today but skated on a fourth defense pair with Adam Clendening. (Brooks)

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7:16PM: Miller, Grabner and Oscar Lindberg are all playing. Josh Jooris is not.

Joe Micheletti said on MSG that Jooris was not feeling well.

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Nov 21, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Rangers left wing J.T. Miller (10) clears the defensive zone against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period at the PPG Paints Arena. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)
Nov 21, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Rangers left wing J.T. Miller (10) clears the defensive zone against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period at the PPG Paints Arena. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)

J.T. Miller scored a shorthanded goal with 59 seconds remaining in the second period as the New York Rangers overcame a 2-0 first-period deficit to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 on Monday at PPG Paints Arena. >> Read more


First period:

  • 1:02 PIT Jake Guentzel; Assists: Phil Kessel, Trevor Daley
  • 13:12 PIT Guentzel; Assists: Evgeni Malkin, Phil Kessel

Second period:

  • 4:51 NYR Rick Nash
  • 14:23 NYR Michael Grabner; Assist: Ryan McDonagh
  • 19:11 NYR J.T. Miller (short handed); Assist: Kevin Hayes

Third period:

  • 12:46 NYR Hayes; Assist: McDonagh
  • 18:37 NYR Derek Stepan (empty net); Assists: Nash, Grabner
Tags: Derek Stepan, J.T. Miller, Kevin Hayes, Michael Grabner, Pittsburgh Penguins, Rick Nash, Ryan McDonagh
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(Adam Hunger)

Michael Grabner leads the Rangers with 11 goal and is tied for second in the NHL behind Patrick Laine and Sidney Crosby who have 12.

From the Rangers game notes, via the Elias Sports Bureau, after the loss to Columbus:

  • The last Ranger prior to Grabner who registered 11 or more even strength goals through the team's first 18 games of one season was Rod Gilbert in 1971-72 (13 goals)."
  • "Over the last 20 seasons (since 1996-97), Grabner is one of six Rangers who have registered 11 or more goals in the team's first 18 games of one season:
    • Rick Nash - 2014-15
    • Marian Gaborik - 2009-10
    • Brendan Shanahan - 2006-07
    • Jaromir Jagr - 2005-06
    • Theo Fleury - 2000-01)"
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Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) reacts after a shorthanded goal by center Derek Stepan in the first period. (Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports)
Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) reacts after a shorthanded goal by center Derek Stepan in the first period. (Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports)

Derek Stepan and Michael Grabner both had a goal and an assist as the Rangers defeated the Bruins 5-2 on Saturday night in Boston. >> Read more


First Period:

Second period:

Third period:

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Nov 3, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Nov 3, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Rangers line of Michael Grabner, Kevin Hayes, JT Miller has a combined 18 points (8 goals and 10 assists) in the past three games. (Rangers Game Notes)

Against the Oilers on Thursday each member of the line scored a goal and had at least two points. (Rangers Game Notes)

Grabner said that each player brings a different element to the line and that even if they aren't scoring they are trying to be responsible defensively. (Rangers Game Notes)

Hayes said on MSG after the game that the trio work well off of each other and that Grabner provides speed while Miller creates space and goes to the net. Hayes says that he always tells them to just get open and that he will find them.

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(Adam Hunger)

Michael Grabner was awarded the Broadway Hat following his hat trick in tonight's win over Tampa Bay.

It was Grabner's third career Hat Trick. (NHL PR)

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Michael Grabner skates with the puck. (AP)
Michael Grabner skates with the puck. (AP)

In his career, Michael Grabner has 104 goals on 889 shots on goal and has a career shooting percentage of 11.7%.

  • In his first full season (76 games) in the NHL, Grabner scored 34 goals, had 228 shots on goal, a 14.9% shooting percentage and 333 total shots attempted.
  • In his second season (78 games) in the NHL, Grabner scored 20 goals, had 174 shots on goal, a 11.5% shooting percentage and 275 shots attempted.
  • Grabner played 45 games in 2012-13 and had 16 goals, 108 shots on goal, 14.8% shooting percentage and 167 total shot attempts.
  • In 2013-14 (64 games) Grabner scored 12 goals, 137 shots on goal, 8.8% shooting percentage and 214 total shot attempts.
  • In 34 games in 2014-15, Grabner scored 8 goals, 63 shots on goal, 12.7% shooting percentage and 120 total shot attempts.
  • In 2015-16, after joining the Leafs, Grabner had 9 goals, 116 shots on goal, 7.8% shooting percentage and 186 total shot attempts.

Last season Grabner scored 5 of his 9 goals in an eight game span and went stretches of 22 games and 30 games between goals.

Grabner said that it's frustrating when the puck doesn't go in but you can't let it impact the other parts of your game. (Globe and Mail)

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Michael Grabner skates against the Philadelphia Flyers. (AP)
Michael Grabner skates against the Philadelphia Flyers. (AP)

While with the Leafs, Michael Grabner said that he takes a lot of "pride" in killing penalties and frustrating the other team.  (Toronto Sun)

He said that with his speed he can take away a lot of time and space from the opposition.  (Toronto Sun)

Grabner says that strengths of his game come from his skating ability and his speed. He said that he uses those attributes on the PK to break up plays and to get into position quickly. (NYR)

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Michael Grabner skates with the puck. (AP)
Michael Grabner skates with the puck. (AP)

While talking about the penalty kill, Michael Grabner said that he loves the idea of going on the ice and trying to "shut down and rattle the other team's top guys." (NYR)

Since joining the Islanders in 2010-11, Grabner has averaged the following on the PK per game:

  • 2010-11: 1:32
  • 2011-12: 1:41
  • 2012-13: 2:19
  • 2013-14: 2:03
  • 2014-15: 1:16
  • 2015-16: 3:06 (Toronto)

Grabner said that he didn't kill penalties much in the AHL but started killing penalties after joining the Islanders and added "I really love the penalty kill." (NYR)

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Michael Grabner skates against the Philadelphia Flyers. (AP)
Michael Grabner skates against the Philadelphia Flyers. (AP)

Michael Grabner says that he knows the Rangers coaches really well dating back to his time in the Canucks organization. (NYR)

Grabner said that he knows Scott Arniel "really well" going back to when Arniel coached Grabner for four-years in the AHL. (NYR)

He said that he spoke with Arniel about his role before signing and that conversation made his decision "a lot easier." (NYR)

Grabner noted that Alain Vigneault coached him in his first year in the NHL as well. (NYR)

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Mar 19, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs forward Michael Grabner (40) during the pre game warm up against the Buffalo Sabres at the Air Canada Centre. Toronto defeated Buffalo 4-1. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports (John E. Sokolowski)
Mar 19, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs forward Michael Grabner (40) during the pre game warm up against the Buffalo Sabres at the Air Canada Centre. Toronto defeated Buffalo 4-1. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports (John E. Sokolowski)

When the Maple Leafs acquired Michael Grabner from the Islanders last year, Lou Lamoriello said "we acquired and experienced player who brings a tremendous amount of speed to the lineup." (Maple Leafs Hot Stove)

On what he was bringing to the Leafs, Lou said, "He brings exceptional speed, no question he is one of the top PKers in the league and he pushes other people and the defense back. We have seen enough of him to know that." (Maple Leafs Hot Stove)

Lou was asked if he saw Grabner a lot while Lou was in NJ and Grabner was with the Islanders and responded, "too much. His speed pushes defensemen back. What he has, you can't teach. (Maple Leafs Hot Stove)

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Everyone was expecting Garth Snow to make a trade during the NHL Draft. He did, but it did not involve the two most likely players to be dealt there.?

Kyle Okposo and Michael Grabner remain members of the New York Islanders, for now. It was believed that at least one of them would have been dealt on Friday or Saturday. Instead, it was Griffin Reinhart who was sent to Edmonton in return for the 16th and 33rd overall picks in this year's draft.

The market for Grabner and Okposo just was not there during the two day draft being held in Sunrise, Florida. More from Newsday:

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Michael Grabner and Colin McDonald will return to the Islanders lineup, as they try and clinch their second postseason birth in three years.

The Austrian winger last played in the Isles loss to Montreal on March 15. Since then he has missed time due to injury and illness, and has been a healthy scratch as well. McDonald had a big impact when he was called up from AHL Bridgeport earlier in the year, but his play became less impactful and the coaching staff scratched him from the lineup.

McDonald has played in 17 games this season. He has eight points (two goals, six assists) and is minus-3. Grabner has 12 points (seven goals, five assist) in 31 appearances with the Isles.

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Eric Boulton will be in the lineup when the Islanders take on the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday. It will just his sixth appearance this season (Islanders).

Boulton last played on March 5 against the Nashville Predators. He saw 7:15 of game time and finished the contest a minus-1 on the night. The 38-year-old tough guy appeared in three games in November and one in December. He has not seen more than 7:48 of ice time in any of those games and he does not have a single point this season.

Frans Nielsen, who left practice early on Wednesday, said he?was good to go for Thursday's game, so it appears Tyler Kennedy will sit so that Boulton can suit up (Staple, Apr 2)

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Michael Grabner has been activated off of inured reserve, the team announced on Tuesday.

The Austrian forward has been on IR retroactively since February 7. Subsequently the team also announced that Casey Cizikas is out with a lower-body injury.

The injury to Cizikas allows for Colin McDonald to remain with the Islanders on emergency recall.

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Michael Grabner made his season debut on Thursday night in Ottawa.

Islander Head Coach Jack Capuano was overall happy with how the Austrian winger played against the Senators. However, he did feel some aspects of his game could be improved.

"I think Grabner for the most part did some good things," Capuano said. "He made a couple mistakes that he saw this morning. I think you can practice all you want and you can go through the reps all you want, but it?s a little different when you get into a game."

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Written by?GarikTuesday night, Jack Capuano made perhaps his dumbest decision ever.?I'm not even going to try and use any nicer words about it, the decision hurt the team's chances of winning that game in Toronto and didn't do anything to improve the chances of winning in the future.?By definition, that is the worst type of mistake a coach can make.I'm talking of course, about the scratching of Michael Grabner.Grabner was scratched, ostensibly because he failed to produce any offensive numbers (points) in each of his last 12 Islander games.?Capuano thought that giving him a night off might somehow encourage him to score more.The problem with this, first and foremost, is that Grabner is a lot more than a scorer. He's also one of the Islanders best defensive forwards.With Grabner on the ice, the Isles have faced 24.5 shots against per 60 minutes, second best amongst Islander forwards (Josh Bailey is No. 1). If you use unblocked shot attempts instead (shots on goal and missed shots, also known as fenwick), Grabner leads the team. The Isles have faced only 33.7 shots against per 60 with Grabs on the ice.The end result of this is that the Islanders have outshot opponents 115-99 with Grabner on the ice at 5-on-5, the best performance of any Islander.?In short, with Grabner on the ice, the puck is more frequently heading into the offensive zone and away from the Islanders own net. Even if he's not scoring, he's doing a hell of a job preventing the opponents from scoring. Islander goalies have an .879 SV% with Grabner on the ice at 5 on 5 (HORRIBLE), and Grabner is only -1 at 5-on-5.?That's impressive.Oh, and that's not a change from previous years either.Moreover, Grabner is an ELITE penalty killer, by far the best the Islanders have. With Grabner on the ice, the Isles have allowed 8.3 goals against per 60. That's over 2 goals better than the next best Islander forward (Matt Martin at 10.5 goals per 60).If you look at shots, it's even more extreme. With Grabner on the ice at 4-on-5, the Isles are allowing only 37 shots against per 60 minutes.?The No. 2 penalty killer -- Frans Nielsen -- is allowing 48 shots per 60, 11 more.In short, by removing Grabner from the ice, you're forcing the team to play without one of its best players at keeping the puck from heading into the Isles' own net, something that's pretty important given their goalie situation.But wait, not only is Grabner one of the Isles' best defenders, but he's also one of the team's best scorers as well -- even after tallying no points in 12 games.Did you know that Grabner has been the 3rd most efficient even strength goal scorer over the past three years in the entire NHL? Well, he is. He ranks behind only Steven Stamkos and Jonathan Toews in goals per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (and ahead of guys like Rick Nash or Evgeni Malkin or every single Islander).?Three seasons worth of data is a better indication of Grabner's scoring potential than the results of the last 12 games.Moreover, even looking at just this season, did you know Grabner is second among all Islanders in points per 60 at EV? Only Nielsen is putting up points at a better rate.?But how is this possible, you ask??After all, many other guys have been putting up points these past 12 games.Sure, but these other guys are managing to put up points on the power play. Grabner is TWELFTH in power play time on ice per game this year, behind such marvelous goal scorers as Colin McDonald, Peter Regin, and Cal Clutterbuck.?You can make a case Grabner doesn't deserve much PP time, but understand that doing that is going to make it a hell of a lot more likely he puts up less points and goals every now and then, because those are the best opportunities to get points.In short, Grabner is not only a great defensive forward but odds are he's still one of the team's best scorers, and benching him because he has not scored in 12 games only makes our chances of scoring in the next game WORSE, not better.In conclusion, I must ask, what is the purpose of benching a player??There are a few reasons to do so.The first reason is simple and unquestionable: in favor of a better player. This is what happened when the Islanders were scratching Colin McDonald in favor of Brock Nelson and there's no problem with that.?But Colin McDonald and Eric Boulton are playing over Grabner. There is no conceivable way you can make the case that either McDonald or Boulton is a better player on offense or defense than Michael Grabner. There is no question: by scratching Grabner, they made the team worse Tuesday night.The second reason is a little more questionable:?To teach a lesson to a player who needs to learn something.In this case, you're making your team worse to make the team better later on. In some cases, this can be reasonable! If a player repeatedly makes bad changes or decisions in a game -- especially after he's been told not to do so -- ?scratching him the next game to send a message can make sense.But what exactly was the message being sent here? Shoot better, Grabner??Make Regin and Clutterbuck into better offensive threats? It's hard to see how these are things that can be fixed by taking a game off. A slump is more likely fixed by getting out there and continuing to create scoring chances (Grabner created a few in the previous game vs Detroit, even if he didn't convert). Eventually a few of those will go in.?Taking him out when his replacements won't even create those chances is a dumb idea.In short, the Islanders removed one of their best defensive players (who needs defense?) and one of their better scorers for players who are worse scorers (McDonald has less points than Grabner despite Grabner's slump!) and worse at defense for no reason.That's really dumb.
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The NHL announced tonight that Michael Grabner will have a phone hearing?tomorrow to discuss a hit he put on Carolina's Nathan Gerbe on Saturday night. This, of course, is a precursor for a possible suspension for Grabner. Phone hearings come with a maximum suspension of five games but do not guarantee any suspension at all.?During the first period of Saturday's game, Grabner came across the defensive zone and caught Gerbe as the Carolina forward took a shot on goal. Gerbe went down clutching his head but got up almost immediately and stayed in the game. Here's the video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNI_LhKsP0wGrabner isn't a repeat offender and Gerbe wasn't injured on the play so there is likely little, if any, punishment coming. My guess is a one-gamer for the first time offender. That's because the principal point of contact does appear to be Grabner's elbow on Gerbe's head. Gerbe did lean down into a shot, so the positioning does seem to have something to do with creating the point of contact (I'm not saying that makes it ok).?
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It was an up and down week in Islander Country, starting with a poor effort in Nashville last Saturday, a 59-minute performance Thursday and culminating last night with too little, too late against Carolina. Welcome to Ups and Downs, which is an elaborate excuse to use these green and red arrows to make various points.The Chuck Norris Thumbs Up of the Week...goes to Michael Grabner for notching his sixth assist of the season in his seventh game on Thursday night. That's more than he had during all of last season when he had only five in 48 games.Who's Up/Who's Down Matt Moulson's even strength play is down this week, as he is having trouble producing at five-on-five since being removed from John Tavares' wing. Hard to tell what the motive was for that, but Moulson only has two even strength points on the season. He's still with Tavares on the power play and is doing quite well there with four power play points in his last three games (although to be fair one of his two power play goals was literally a shot he got hit by). Evgeni Nabokov's save percentage was at .925 prior to Saturday's game. It's still at .914, which is around the league average for the past couple of years, and and slightly higher than his career mark. It would be a great surprise if he held up those kind of numbers all season long. Don't hold your breath.Brock Nelson is literally down this week, sent to Bridgeport to get some game action today. That's all well and good. The down arrow here is actually for management for being pretty indecisive with what to do with the young forward. I don't mind what they've done switching Matt Donovan in and out of the lineup, but Nelson has to play more regularly. Sitting for a week doesn't help. Pointing out that fans irrationally overreact to early season losses is down this week. We get it, the average person overreacts to short-sighted outcomes. This is the internet where quick rants, strong reactions and #HOTTAKES are king. This is not a thing that only exists in Islander county. And speaking of......the shootout is also down this week. Because it's an arbitrary end to the game that improperly alters the reaction following the game from both fans and players. Especially when it comes to players who will mope around since a shootout loss is a loss, no matter how the other 65 minutes went. The shootout is great for its entertainment value, ability to get more casual fans excited about the game and the fact that ties are a plague upon the earth. But there's got to be a better way. Maybe longer OT? Sorry for the ranting, if you couldn't tell I had a small epiphany on Tuesday night.and :?Mike Francesa's Diet Coke is down, then up.
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Michael Grabner is a fast hockey player who generates many breakaways. Sometimes, he scores on those breakaways. But we don't really know much more than that. How many does he get??Exactly how many does he score on? What is a reasonable amount to expect him to score on?These are questions without answers. After we complete this exercise, they may still be unanswered. Or maybe we will learn something. It's hard to say. That's how science works.So, this season we will be tracking all of Grabner's breakaways. The NHL makes available a wonderful amount of statistics in their post-game statsheets but breakaways are not among them. They are usually useless to track because breakaways -- not to be confused with odd-man rushes -- are infrequent unless a team has a Michael Grabner.Hopefully someone smart will figure out what to do with the data we gather. At the very least it will be a fun exercise. We'll also figure out a spot to put this page on the site's homepage so you can easily come back to it later on.Let's begin the science.Data to be gathered: Date, opponent, video evidence (if available), whether it occurred shorthanded, on the power play, or at even strength, and the result of the play.How we define a breakaway: Grabner must pass the last defender and possess the puck before reaching the goal line. He does not need to be a full body length ahead of the last defender but he needs to have the advantage of the play. For example, if he is 1-on-1 with a defender clearly in front of him and gets shut down, this is not a breakaway. However, if he is speeding down the wing, is even with the last defender but has a clear path to the net, this will be counted (see #3 for example).Other specifics: Odd-man rushes (3-on-2s, etc) do not count. These are not unadulterated breakaways and are also a bit harder to define and very open to interpretation. Multi-player breaks (2-on-0, 3-on-0) do count, as long as Grabner is one of the players breaking and has had a hand in the play in some way, whether it be a pass, steal or similar.Continuation: In scoring the results of a breakaway, some leeway will be given to letting the play unfold; breakaways where the goal occurs after the breakaway is seemingly concluded. A good rule of thumb is probably 5-10 seconds after the breakaway. A good example of this is #6 on the chart. In general, the breakaway should lead almost directly to the goal to be counted as a goal in the data.See a mistake? Did we miss a breakaway? Let us know on Twitter or in the comments.
#DateOppVideoEV/PP/SHResult
110/4@ NJDlinkEVBrodeur save
210/4@ NJDlinkEVGoal (Brodeur)
310/4@ NJDlinkEVGoal (Brodeur)
410/4@ NJDlinkEVBrodeur save
510/5CBJlinkEVBobrovsky save
610/8PHOlinkEVAssist (Bailey Goal, on Greiss)
711/1@ OTTSHLehrner save
811/2BOSSHno shot
911/7@ CARlink4v4Peters save
1011/16DETlinkEVGustavsson save
1111/23@PHIEVMason save
1211/30WSHEVNo shot -- WSH hooking penalty
1312/9@ANAlinkEVHiller save
1412/14MTL13:56/3rdEVPrice save
1512/20@NYR2:51/1stSHGoal
1612/20@NYR13:08/2ndSHCrossbar
Last update: 12/20/13
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What Happened:?The New Jersey Devils dropped their home opener to the New York Islanders 4-3 in a shootout. The Islanders twice battled back from one goal deficits, behind two goals by Michael Grabner, before Frans Nielsen tied the game up at three, only 1:01 into the third period. The Devils battled back with a third period goal by Damien Brunner to force overtime and the subsequent shootout.

Star of the Game:?Michael Grabner is quickly becoming a big-time Devil killer. The speedy winger had the first two Islanders goals, then assisted on the Nielsen goal. His tremendous speed has plagued New Jersey in the past and tonight was no different. ?Also, a nod to Evgeni Nabakov for stopping six Devils shots in the shootout.

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