The Rangers returned home from California on Thanksgiving Day, but the team will return to practice on Friday before returning to a matinee on Saturday against Conor McDavid and the Oilers at Madison Square Garden.
rear Played 6 of the last 7 games awayThe Blueshirts will enjoy four of their next five games at home. Their only road contest is in Ottawa later this month.
In the holiday spirit, here are the top five stats the Rangers have to be grateful for this season.
.931: Igor Shesterkin’s save percentage in his last 5 starts. He has stopped 135 of his 145 shots against him so far. It is imperative that Shesterkin return to his trophy-winning form from last season over Vezina. While he remains the Rangers’ rock, it’s clear that Shestakin is looking to bring back impeccable play from the 2021-22 season.
twenty three: Adam Fox currently ties with Rasmus Darling of the Sabers for the second-most points in the NHL, trailing only Eric Carlson of the Sharks and his 30 points with 23. Fox had four goals and 20 assists in his nine games before the Rangers were meaningless in his 2-3 loss to the Rangers on Wednesday night. Norris His trophy winner in 2021 has been consistent in his ability to impact games.
34.6: From this time last season to now, the Rangers went from shooting tons of games and winning games to shooting tons of games and losing games. Still, creating chances hasn’t been a problem for the Rangers this season. They average 34.6 shots per game, ranking him fifth in the NHL, behind the Hurricanes, Flames, Devils and Panthers.
630: That’s the number of hits the Rangers have landed so far this season, leading the entire NHL. The next closest team is the 616 Islanders. This was an important stat to highlight after Ryan Reeves was traded to Minnesota. The veteran enforcer might round out the top five leader with 44 hits despite missing eight games, but the Rangers are still a tough team. Captain Jakob Torba currently leads the team with 71 players.
82.5: The Rangers have fended off 82.5% of the power plays they have faced so far. They currently rank him No. 6 in the NHL in this category, but have been consistently strong for much of the season.