Inside the Numbers: NYR/NJD (April 21)

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One-Sided Rivalry

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The Rangers have posted a 13-7-2 record against the New Jersey Devils dating back to a 3-0 win at Madison Square Garden on March 30, 2009. Since the 2007-08 season, the Blueshirts are 22-9-3 against their cross-river rivals dating back to a 2-0 win on Oct. 25, 2007. Nigel Dawes led the Rangers that night with two goals on Martin Brodeur. 

Deadline Improvements

With Sunday's win, the Rangers improved to 7-2-1 since the trade deadline. The team was 17-15-3 prior to the deadline. 

 

Offensive Explosion Continues

The Rangers have scored 18 goals in their last three games. In the six games prior, the Blueshirts posted just 14 goals total. They rank 10th in the Eastern Conference and 16th overall with 120 goals this season. Nash leads the team with 19 tallies, which is 10th in the NHL.

 

"We have been getting some bounces, getting some chances," Callahan said. "Step, Hags and I have been playing well together. It's just a matter of converting when you have those opportunities."

 

Picture Perfect PK

The Rangers held the Devils off the board in two opportunities with the man advantage Sunday to improve to 16-4-2 when not allowing a power play goal. The Rangers PK ranks 16th in the NHL at 81.4 percent.

 

Two Period Games

The Rangers improved to 85-0-6 when leading after two periods dating back to Feb. 4, 2010. The Rangers are a perfect 15-0-0 this season when leading heading into the third period.