Rangers Roundup: Lindgren fined, Special Teams leading the way, and more
The Rangers will be back at practice today at the MSG Training Center at 11AM in preparation to face the Blue Jackets tomorrow at the Garden. Setting aside all the rumor chatter around Alexander Georgiev and Chris Kreider, let’s check out the latest news on the Blueshirts.
Ryan Lindgren was fined the maximum allowed per the CBA for his hit on Jordan Eberle. The Islanders forward needed help off the ice but returned in the third period. The fine comes out to nearly $2,500 and it was well worth it. Over the years, the Rangers defense has been considered the softest and easiest to play against. The addition of Jacob Trouba and emergence of Lindgren is starting to change all that.
Successful teams usually have excellent PP and PK units. This season the Rangers have either tied or outscored the opposition in 30 of their 46 contests. They are 20-7-3 in those games and it is a big reason for them being in the wild card hunt.
When the PP is going, so do the Rangers. New York is 17-5-2 when they get at least 1 on the PP. While their man advantage numbers are solid, the PK has been incredible. In their last 7 games they have killed 21 of 23 for a 91.3% rate. When they don’t give up a PP goal they are 16-6-1. Against the Islanders they killed 5 and scored 2 PPG. Is it any wonder how they beat their old rivals 3-2 at the Coliseum.
Stats provided by NYR PR Dept.
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