- The Rangers were defeated by the Pittsburgh Penguins, 2-0, tonight at CONSOL Energy Center, and are now 9-3-1 in their last 13 games.
- New York has posted a record of 38-15-5 (81 pts) on the season, including a 19-8-3 mark on the road.
- Tonight’s loss snapped a five-game winning streak for New York in Pittsburgh, dating back to a 3-2 overtime win on Feb. 12, 2010.
- New York currently holds a nine-point lead over Boston for first place in the Eastern Conference standings, and own a nine-point lead over New Jersey for first in the Atlantic Division.
- The Rangers out-hit the Penguins, 30-18, and were credited with 14 blocked shots in the contest.
- Henrik Lundqvist made 29 saves and is now 28-12-4 overall, including a 14-6-2 mark on the road this season. He is now 8-2-0 with a 1.29 GAA, .953 SV% and three shutouts in his last 10 games.
- Brandon Dubinsky was credited with a game-high, seven hits and registered three shots in 16:21 of ice time in the contest. He ranks fourth on the team with 152 hits on the season.
- Brian Boyle registered six hits and three shots on goal in 14:53 of ice time. He ranks second on the team with 170 hits on the season.
- Marc Staal and John Mitchell tied for the game-high with three blocked shots in the contest.
- Derek Stepan led the team with eight faceoff wins in 12 attempts (67%), and logged 19:51 of ice time.
- The Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the New York Islanders on Friday, Feb. 24, at Nassau Coliseum (7:00 p.m.), in the first game of a back-to-back set. The game will be televised live on MSG Network and can be heard on 1050 ESPN Radio.