Inside the Numbers: NYR/BUF (April 19)

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Rangers Set Record

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The Rangers scored five goals in 2:58, which set a new team record for fastest five tallies. The previous record was 3:22 in an 8-7 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Feb. 15, 1985 at Madison Square Garden.

Offense Throughout Lineup

The Rangers received offense throughout the lineup Friday, with 13 players — including Lundqvist — picking up a point. No player finished with a minus rating, while 15 finished with a plus-1 or better. The only players to finish with an even rating were Darroll Powe, Chris Kreider and Arron Asham.

 

Eight-Pack

The Rangers scored eight goals for the first time this season, and the first time since Nov. 14, 2010, in a 8-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers. Their previous high this season was six, which they did twice, including Thursday night.

 

In the game against the Oilers, Alex Frolov and Marian Gaborik each led the Rangers with four points and Martin Biron picked up the win in goal.

 

"(Scoring so many goals) gives us confidence, obviously," Hagelin said. "But we have to make sure not to get sloppy. It's easy to get too focused on the offensive part when you score that many goals. But we played hard and the puck kept going in."

 

Back-to-Back Success

The Rangers finished the season 7-4-1 in back-to-back games, including 3-3-0 on the back end of a series. The Rangers swept their final set Thursday and Friday, outscoring their opponents 14-5 in the process. Their 14 goals in consecutive contests is the most since they had 14 on Jan. 17 and 19 against the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning, respectively. 

 

The 14 goals in the back-to-back games is the most since they scored 16 on March 1 and 2 of 1992 against the Hartford Whalers and New Jersey Devils. Sergei Nemchinov scored a combined seven points in the two games.

 

Impressive Streak Continues

The Rangers extended their regulation unbeaten streak when leading after two periods to 90 games (84-0-6) dating back to a Feb. 4, 2010 loss to the Washington Capitals. The Rangers are 14-0-0 this season when leading after two periods.