Pavel Buchnevich was a healthy scratch for the first time this season on Sunday against Vegas.
By month, Buchnevich has:
- October: 5 goals, 5 assists, 31 shots on goal, 14:46 per game in 13 games
- November: 4 goals, 6 assists, 29 shots on goal, 15:01 per game in 12 games
- December: 2 goals, 3 assists, 22 shots on goal, 14:20 per game
- January: 1 assist, 4 shots on goal, 15:08 per game in 3 games.
When Buchnevich was on the ice at 5 on 5 in October, the Rangers had 54% of the shot attempts, 52% in November, 44% in December and 45% in November. (Natural Stat Trick)
Larry Brooks wrote this week that he believes Pavel Buchnevich should get more ice time but that he has to earn that ice time as well. Brooks said that a "careless performance" against Arizona, where he started on the first line but was moved to the fourth line, is what got him scratched on Sunday. (NY Post)