In the past 11 games the Rangers are 7-2-2, are averaging 3.91 goals per game, scoring 25% of the time on the PP and killing off 88% of the penalties they face. (TSN)
During their five game winning streak they have have scored their opponents 22-14, have had ten different players record a goal and 15 different players record at least one point. (NYR Game Notes)
Marc Staal said after Wednesady's win that the Rangers are a confident team but they know how quickly things can change, and how hard they need to keep working to pick up points. (NYR Game Notes)
Henrik Lundqvist said that things didn't go right for the Rangers in the first 8-9 games but now they are playing with more confidence and things are starting to go their way. (NYR Game Notes)
Lundqvist added, "we're back in the race and we just have to continue to push ourselves here. There's no secret it's so much more fun to be at the rink, go to practice, travel when you are winning and guys are smiling. We're going to continue to smile hopefully and get more wins." (NYR Game Notes)
Alain Vigneault said that the Rangers have been focused on playing "the right way" with and without the puck for the past 9-10 games.
He added, "there has definitely been some improvement but there are some areas, like all teams in the league, that we will continue to address and continue to improve on but we are definitely taking strides in the right direction."
Adam Rotter: It seems crazy to think that the Rangers are just outside the playoff race after how we saw this team start the season. While I do think it's far too early to look at the standings, it is just refreshing to see the Rangers out of the basement in the East and creating some separation. This winning streak has been great for so many different reasons and hopefully when it ends, because it will at some point, the Rangers will be able to bounce right back and get back to winning. They have shown a lot during this streak, answered a lot of questions that were lingering and have hopefully set themselves heading in the right direction for good.