Inside the Numbers: NYR/OTT (March 28)

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Offensive Woes

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The Rangers were shutout for the fourth time in 33 games this season. In seven other games, the Rangers have scored just one goal. Last season, the team was shutout six times in 82 games. The team's 78 goals this season is the fewest in the Eastern Conference, and just one better than Edmonton's league-worst 77. The team is No. 29 in in goals per game with 2.27.

"At this time of year, that's why you lose," head coach John Tortorella said. "It's not good enough. That's why you lose. You're not going to win any games if you're not scoring any goals and not generating any offense."

 

Inconsistent Play

The Rangers have just four sets of two or more consecutive wins this season, with their highest streak being four wins in a row in late February and into early March. They have lost at least two in a row four times this season, including one four-game losing streak and another three game. The team had two three-game losing streaks all of last season, with one coming in the first three games of the season.

 

Senators Take Season Series

The Rangers dropped all three games against the Ottawa Senators this season, going 0-2-1. It was the first time the Rangers were swept in a season series by Ottawa since the 2002-03 season, when the team went 0-3-1.