Rangers by the numbers for 2024 Stadium Series against Islanders

2024 Stadium Series
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The New York Rangers will play outdoors for the first time in six seasons, when they face off with the Islanders in the 2024 NHL Stadium Series at MetLife Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

“I’m so excited,” forward Artemi Panarin said after the Rangers defeated the Montreal Canadiens 7-4 on Thursday. “Honestly, I’m ready to play every game outdoors.”

The Rangers have won six straight heading into the Stadium Series, tied for their longest winning streak of the season.

But that’s just one of the intriguing numbers ahead of the outdoor contest this weekend.

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Rangers by the numbers for 2024 Stadium Series

NHL: Stadium Series-New York Rangers at New York Islanders
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0 – Number of times the Rangers have been the home team in an NHL outdoor game. They will be the visiting team against the Islanders on Sunday at the 2024 Stadium Series.

1.34 – Jonathan Quick’s goals-against average in three outdoor games playing for the Los Angeles Kings. Quick also has a .953 save percentage and a 2-1-0 record outdoors.

2 – The Rangers are the only team to be involved in two penalty shots during outdoor games. Henrik Lundqvist famously stopped Daniel Briere in the third period of New York’s 3-2 win against the Philadelphia Flyers at the 2012 Winter Classic. And Derek Stepan scored in the third period against New Jersey’s Cory Schneider in New York’s 7-3 win at the 2014 Stadium Series.

2 – The Rangers will play the Islanders for the second time in an NHL outdoor game. The Blueshirts edged their rivals 2-1 in the 2014 Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium.

2:43 – The time of J.T. Miller’s overtime goal in the 2018 Winter Classic at Citi Field that gave the Rangers a 3-2 win against the Sabres.

3 – Three players on the Rangers roster have played three NHL outdoor games: Erik Gustafsson, Jonathan Quick and Blake Wheeler. Gustafsson has played for three different teams (Blackhawks, Flyers, Capitals) in outdoor games.

3 – The Rangers have allowed the first goal three times in four outdoor games played. The only time they scored first was when Paul Carey opened the scoring against the Sabres at the 2018 Winter Classic.

4 – Rangers legend Henrik Lundqvist owns the outdoor record for most wins by a goalie (four) and was 4-0-0 outdoors for the Blueshirts in his Hall of Fame career.

5 – Peter Laviolette will tie the NHL record when he coaches in his fifth outdoor game Sunday, pulling even with Joel Quenneville. Laviolette is 0-3-1 coaching outdoors, including a loss as Flyers coach to the Rangers in the 2012 Winter Classic.

5 – There are five players still with the Rangers and Islanders who took part in the 2014 Stadium Series between the teams: Chris Kreider (Rangers), Casey Cizikas, Cal Clutterbuck, Matt Martin, Brock Nelson (Islanders).

7 – There are seven players on the Rangers roster who’ve played in at least one NHL outdoor game: Erik Gustafsson (3), Chris Kreider (2), Artemi Panarin (2), Jonathan Quick (3), Jimmy Vesey (1), Blake Wheeler (3), Mika Zibanejad (2). They have combined for two assists in 16 outdoor games.

7- The Rangers are tied for the NHL record for most goals scored in an outdoor game, seven, against the New Jersey Devils at the 2014 Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium.

10 – The Rangers and Devils combined for 10 goals at the 2014 Stadium Series, tied for most in NHL outdoor history. The Rangers won 7-3.

14 – There are 14 players on the Rangers roster who’ve never played in an NHL outdoor game: Jonny Brodzinski, Will Cuylle, Adam Edstrom, Adam Fox, Barclay Goodrow, Zac Jones, Kaapo Kakko, Alexis Lafreniere, Ryan Lindgren, K’Andre Miller, Braden Schneider, Igor Shesterkin, Jacob Trouba and Vincent Trocheck.

15 – There’ve been 15 outdoor games decided by one goal, including three won by the Rangers.

26 – Rangers defenseman Adam Fox will turn 26 on Saturday, the day before the Blueshirts skate outdoors against the Islanders.

41 – The 2024 Stadium Series game Sunday between the Rangers and Islanders will be the 41st outdoor game all-time in NHL history. The Devils and Flyers play outdoors Saturday to mark the 40th such game.

50 – The Rangers were credited with 50 hits against the Flyers at the 2012 Winter Classic, an NHL outdoor record.

114 – Henrik Lundqvist holds the NHL outdoor record for most career saves with 114 in four games.

140,000 – Projected attendance by the NHL for the two Stadium Series games this weekend at MetLife Stadium.

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