Inside the Numbers: NYR/WPG (April 1)

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With their 4-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets, the Rangers improved to 22-6-3 in their last 31 games against the Southeast Division, including a 7-3-1 mark this season. During the 31 game streak, the Rangers have outscored opponents 98-64.

Perfect Kill

The Rangers went a perfect 5-for-5 on the penalty kill Monday against the Jets and are now 10-4-1 when not allowing a goal while being a man down. The team also registered a shorthanded goal in the second period.

 

"I think anytime you get a shorthanded goal, it lifts the team," Callahan said of his shorthanded tally. "I think tonight, getting that one, we started to get going. We were playing well before that, but it's good to tie the game up there and get going."

 

The Rangers have four shorthanded goals this season, putting them in a three-way tie with Edmonton and Chicago for third in the NHL, one behind Buffalo and five behind the New Jersey Devils. Derek Stepan, Michael Del Zotto and Derek Stepan have also scored shorthanded goals this season.

 

Playing with the lead

The Rangers scored the first goal of the game for just the 13th time in 35 games this season. The Blueshirts are 10-2-1 when scoring the first goal, compared to 7-13-2 when allowing the first goal.

 

"It was huge," Nash said of the early goal. "Obviously we didn't want to give one up that quick too, but to kind of come out to a quick start when we've been trying to stress that in our game, it was a big start for us."

 

Rangers Outshoot, Out-hit Jets

The Rangers outshot the Winnipeg Jets, 35-28, including 28-17 after the first period. The Rangers are 10-6-2 this season when outshooting their opponent.

 

The Rangers out-hit the Jets, 28-20. Brian Boyle led the way with a game-high six checks. Boyle is No. 7 in the league with 125 hits, while the Rangers rank No. 3 with 1,055.

 

Black-and-Blueshirts

The Rangers finished with 25 blocks Monday night, led by Dan Girardi's game-high five. Girardi is fifth in the NHL with 89 blocks on the year.