The Rangers enter their bye week with a record of 22-15-5 through 42 games and are in the first Wild Card position in the Eastern Conference.
The Rangers have a goal differential of plus 11, are 5-3-2 in their last 10 games.
At 5 on 5 this season the Rangers have 1,789 shot attempts for, 2,070 shot attempts allowed, 83 goals for and 78 against. (Natural Stat Trick)
Mats Zuccarello leads the Rangers with 31 points, which is 67th in the league. Zuccarello is the only Ranger in the top 100 of NHL scorers.
The Rangers have six scorers ranked between 100 and 200th in scoring.
The Rangers are 18th in the league in PP percentage, 5th in PK percentage, 17th in shots for per game and 5th in shows allowed per game.
This season, Rick Nash has 9 goals and 8 assists in 42 games:
- Kevin Hayes has 9 goals and 8 assists in 42 games
- David Desharnais has 4 goals and 15 assists in 39 games
- Jesper Fast has 7 goals and 10 assists in 34 games
- Jimmy Vesey has 9 goals and 7 assists in 42 games
Sports Club Stats has the Rangers with a 79.6% chance of making the playoffs.
Adam Rotter: Right now the Rangers are in a playoff spot because of Henrik Lundqvist and while Henrik may be enough to keep the Rangers in a playoff spot through the rest of the season, there are a number of players who can help solidify that position. At no point in the year did I ever expect the Rangers to be in a playoff spot with Rick Nash having the same amount of points as Jesper Fast and fewer than David Desharnais. Ryan McDonagh is hovering around his career average in terms of points, but he hasn't scored a goal and often looks like he is trying to force a play. Kevin Shattenkirk has mostly gone cold, Pavel Buchnevich is up, down and out of the lineup and the team will be without Chris Kreider for the foreseeable future. The team is allowing too many chances and too many shots against but their goaltender is putting together an All-Star season and carrying them. There are a whole bunch of Rangers that need to be better, a whole bunch that need to be more consistent and a whole bunch who need to execute better. With the exception of not having Kreider and still being a bit thin at center, most of the Rangers problems seem easily correctable. They need to be better with the puck, they need Kevin Shattenkirk to get the PP going and the players who are doing everything but score, need to find a way to score. This is a team that should be able to at least get back to where they were last year but they won't come close to that if a bunch of players don't pick up their game.