New York Rangers by the numbers: Game 2, 5-0 win over New York Islanders
The New York Rangers picked up their first victory in game 2 of the season last night. A 5-0 win over the rival New York Islanders that was as complete a game as any team can play.
- Pavel Buchnevich (2G, 1A)
- Artemi Panarin (2G)
- Kaapo Kakko (1G)
- Phil Di Giuseppe (1A)
- Filip Chytil (1A)
- Mika Zibanejad (1A)
- Adam Fox (1A)
- Brendan Smith (1A)
- Alexandar Georgiev (23/23, shutout)
New York Rangers by the numbers
- The Rangers are 1-0-0 following a loss in 2020-21. Last season, the Rangers posted a 20-8-0 record in their final 28 regular season games which followed a loss.
- The Rangers scored five goals against the Islanders. The Rangers tallied three or more goals in 46 different games last season and posted a 35-9-2 record in those 46 contests.
- The Rangers outscored the Islanders, 1-0, on special teams yesterday. The Blueshirts either outscored their opponent on special teams or tied their opponent in special teams scoring in 46 of 70 games last season and earned at least one point in 33 of those 46 games (30-13-3 record).
- The Rangers were 4-for-4 on the penalty kill and held the Islanders to three shots on goal over the Islanders’ power play opportunities. The Rangers posted a 25-9-1 record when not allowing a power play goal against in a game in 2019-20.
- The Rangers recorded the first goal of the game for the first time in 2020-21. The Rangers tallied the first goal of the game in 40 of 70 contests last season and posted a 25-11-4 record in those 40 games.
- The Rangers entered the third period with a lead for the first time this season and won the contest. Last season, they posted a 24-1-2 record when leading entering the third period.
- Last night’s win also represent the first time the Rangers won a game without fans in attendance. Dating pack to game one of the Qualifying Round last season against the Hurricanes that would be 5 games.
New York Rangers inside the numbers
- Kaapo Kakko scored a goal in game 2 of the season. Last season he didn’t notch his first goal until game three (his first NHL goal in a 4-1 loss to the Oilers). According to NHL Stats and Information, Kakko’s 11 career goals as a teenager are fourth-most by a teenager in Rangers history (Mike Allison – 24; Alexei Kovalev – 15; Filip Chytil – 12).
- Adam Fox tallied a power play assist and tied for the game-high with two takeaways in 21:41 of ice time.
- Mika Zibanejad recorded an assist and tied for the game-high with 11 faceoff wins (11-for-22; 50.0%).
- Brendan Smith tallied an assist and posted a plus-three rating.
- Filip Chytil recorded an assist and tied for the game-high with two takeaways.
- K’Andre Miller posted a plus-three rating in tonight’s game. He became the first Rangers defenseman to post a plus-three rating or better in one of his first two career NHL games since Tom Laidlaw on Oct. 11, 1980 at Toronto.
Note: A majority of the stats provided come from the NYR PR staff
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