With their win against Columbus Monday night, the Rangers extended their win streak to a season-high six games.
During this streak the Rangers:
- Out-attempted 315 to 215 at 5-on-5 (Natural Stat Trick)
- Out-shot 152 to 173 at 5-on-5 (Natural Stat Trick)
- Scored 14 goals while only allowing nine at 5-on-5 (Natural Stat Trick)
- Have 126 scoring chances, with 145 chances against at 5-on-5 (Natural Stat Trick)
- Henrik Lundqvist is 5-0-0 with a save percentage of .946 and stopping 174 of 184 shots.
- JT Miller has two goals and eight assists
- Kevin Hayes has two goals and five assists
- Derek Stepan has zero goals and three assists
- Mats Zuccarello has two goals and one assist
- Michael Grabner has four goals and two assists
- Rick Nash has two goals and zero assists
- Ryan McDonagh has zero goals and four assists
- Brady Skjei has zero goals and four assists
- Chris Kreider has three goals and one assist
The Rangers have outscored their opponents 21-12 in this stretch and they are 2-for-14 on the power play.
The Rangers have one win in overtime (Buffalo), were tied going into the third period four times (Buffalo, Calgary, Nashville, Columbus), one game where they were trailing in the third and won (Colorado) and one game where they never trailed (Anaheim).
Three of the teams (Columbus, Anaheim and Nashville) are currently in a playoff spot while Calgary is one point out, Buffalo is five points out and Colorado is last in the league and 28 points out of a playoff spot.
Antti Raanta said taht the Rangers have been playing simple hockey lately and not allowing many Grade A scoring chances. (NYR)
Adam Rotter: It's been an interesting but pretty good streak for the Rangers as they have played all sorts of different teams and won in many different ways. Lundqvist was outstanding for the most part and the Rangers were driven a lot by Miller, Grabner and Hayes. They got timely saves, they scored timely goals and are now in a position where, for better or worse, they may be able to get out of the Wild Card and possibly into a home ice situation in the first round.