The Rangers improved to 8-1-0 in their last nine meetings with the Carolina Hurricanes, including four straight wins in Raleigh. The Blueshirts have out-scored them 30-18 over that span.
The Rangers have posted a 5-4-1 record in back-to-back games this season, including a 2-3-0 mark in second game. The Blueshirts have one more set of back-to-backs on April 18 and 19.
With Saturday's win, the Rangers improved to 23-6-3 in their last 32 games against Southeast Division teams, including an 8-3-1 mark this season. They have outscored their opponents 102-65 over that span.
Holding Onto Leads
The Rangers are now 81-0-6 when leading after two periods dating back to the 2009-10 season. The team's last regulation loss when entering the third period with the lead came on Feb. 4, 2010 against the Washington Capitals. The 2013 Blueshirts are 11-0-0 when leading after two.
Power Play Keeps Producing
The Rangers Saturday scored two power play goals on five attempts, and are now 5-for-11 on the power play over the last three games. The recent success has bumped the Rangers to No. 19 in the NHL at 17.2 percent, up from 14.3 percent prior to the team's new acquisitions this week.
The Rangers were a perfect five-for-five on the penalty kill Saturday night, and are now 14-for-14 over the last four games. The Blueshirts are 12-4-2 when not allowing a power play goal. The recent success have moved the Rangers to No. 11 in the NHL on the PK.
Playing with the Lead
The Rangers are 12-2-1 this season when scoring first, compared to 7-13-2 when allowing the first marker of a game.