This season the Rangers rank 17th in the NHL in shots on goal at 5 on 5 and 12th in goals scored at 5 on 5.
Overall, at 5 on 5, the Rangers have the second worst shots on goal for percentage at 47%.
In all situations the Rangers are averaging 31.5 shots on goal per game, which is 16th in the league.
After the loss to the Penguins, Alain Vigneault was asked about getting more shots and said that it is something the team is talking about.
He said that in the past the Rangers have been able to score at 5 on 5 and that right now we probably need to simplify a few things and that would be one of them."
Rick Nash said after the loss to the Penguins that the Rangers need to get to the inside, create traffic and not hold onto the puck as long. (NYR)
Vigneault spoke at the end of December about wanting to get more shots to the net but balancing that with trying to make a play.
Henrik Lundqvist said that the Rangers score about 2 goals a game and because of that they need to limit their mistakes against, saying "that is a fact and something we have to realize."
On Tuesday, Ryan McDonagh said that the Rangers have been struggling to get goals but that if they work on their execution and get more pucks to the net, instead of looking to make another, it will help their game. (NYR)
Adam Rotter: In the last few years the Rangers have been able to score and win games by being opportunistic and scoring on a pretty good amount of their chances. That hasn't been the case this year and the Rangers have been struggling to score, create and do much of anything positive at 5 on 5. When you combine those struggles with how bad the PP has been lately, you get a team that is struggling and making it very hard to put the puck in the net.