Inside the Numbers: NYR/PIT (April 3)

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New Faces Make History

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The newly-acquired trio of Clowe, Brassard and Moore finished their first games with the Rangers with four goals and four assists for eight points. According to the Elias Spots Bureau, Wednesday marked the first time in franchise history that three players tallied a goal while making their Rangers debut in the same game.

With those three players skating Wednesday night, the Rangers have now had 16 players make their regular season debuts with the team this season.

 

"Sometimes you do too much [coaching], but good for them" head coach John Tortorella said his new players. "Obviously they all played well."

 

Success Against Division Foes

With their 6-1 win over the Penguins Wednesday, the Rangers improved to 8-5-1 this season against Atlantic Division teams. The win was the team's first against the Penguins this season, and first since Jan. 19, 2012, a span of seven games.

 

Six Pack

The Rangers six goals Wednesday night was the first time the team posted half a dozen goals since a 6-1 win over the Florida Panthers on Dec. 11, 2011. The game also marked the last time the Blueshirts won by five goals. 

 

Three Power Play Tallies

The Rangers tallied three of their six goals on the power play, going 3-for-4 on the night. The Blueshirts are now 14-for-65 with the man advantage in their last 24 games.

 

The last time the Rangers netted three power play goals was exactly one year ago on April 3, 2012, in a 5-3 win against the Philadelphia Flyers.

 

"Special teams are big, especially down the stretch," Boyle said. "There's going to be a lot of teams vying for any point you can get and that was a huge difference for us, obviously."

 

Perfect PK

New York held the Penguins scoreless on two power play opportunities, and are now 7-for-7 on the PK in the last two games. The Rangers improved to 11-4-1 when not allowing a power play goal.