With his Game 6 win, John Tortorella moved ahead of Mike Keenan for fourth place on the Rangers all-time playoff wins list. It was Tortorella’s 17th playoff win behind the Rangers bench.
One Goal Contests
Sunday marked the 12th time in Rangers history the Blueshirts posted a 1-0 win in the postseason, and the third time Lundqvist had picked up a win by that score. Five of six games this series have been decided by just one goal.
Since 2009. 18 of 25 playoff games between the Rangers and Capitals have been decided by one goal, with five going into overtime. The Rangers are 10-8 in one-goal games against Washington since 2009.
No Time Spent Killing Penalties
The Rangers did not surrender a power play to the Capitals in Game 6, and are now 3-0 in the postseason when not allowing a power play goal.
The Rangers were 17-4-2 in the regular season when they did not allow a power play goal.
The Blueshirts won 27-of-45 (60 percent) faceoffs in Game 6, led by Derek Stepan’s game-high 11 wins in 16 opportunities. It was the second time in six games the Rangers won the faceoff battle, with the other coming in Game 4.