Inside the Numbers: NYR/MTL (March 30)

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Rangers Struggle Offensively


The Rangers were shut out for the second straight game and fifth time in 34 games this season. In seven other games, the Rangers scored just one goal. Last season, the team was shutout just six times in 82 games.

The team currently ranks last in goals with 78, four behind San Jose, as well as last in goals per game with 2.21.

"The bottom line is we can't get shut out two games in a row with the talent and with the people we have here," Marian Gaborik said after the game.

Rangers Outshoot Habs

The Rangers outshot the Montreal Canadiens 34-26, including 17-10 in the first period. Saturday marked the 17th game in which the Rangers outshot their opponents, and the team is 9-6-2 when doing so.

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.

Bell Centre Blunders

It has now been four seasons since the Rangers last won at the Bell Centre in Montreal. The team is now 0-7-1 in its last eight games against the Canadiens, and Montreal goalie Carey Price has now shut the Rangers out in each of his last four starts at home.

The last time the Rangers defeated the Canadiens in Montreal was March 17, 2009, when the Blueshirts won, 4-3, in a shootout. The Rangers received goals from Nik Antropov, Nik Zherdev and Callahan, while Henrik Lundqvist defeated Price.