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VALIQUETTE BACK IN THE AHL – FOR NOW

One time Hartford Wolf Pack and New York Rangers netminder Steve Valiquette was back where he started having signed a Professional Try-Out (PTO) with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

The always jovial Valiquette, one of hockey’s truly nicest guys, took a few minutes after sitting on the bench backing up Kevin Poulin as the Sound Tigers dropped a 4-1 decision to the Springfield Falcons at the Webster Bank Arena At Harbor Yard Saturday night.

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RANGERS AND JETS, A PREVIEW

New York RNY RANGERS at WINNIPEG JETS
Monday, Oct. 24, 8:30 p.m.
MTS CentreWinnipeg, Manitoba
Rangers: 2-2-2 (6 pts)
Jets: 2-4-1 (5 pts)
* All information through NHL games on Oct. 22

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RENNEY’S REXALL RESIDENTS RUNOVER RANGERS

New York Rangers     VERSUS     Edmonton

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
New York Rangers 0, Edmonton Oilers 2
October 22, 2011 (Game 6, Away Game 6)
Rexall PlaceEdmonton, Alberta

Team Notes:

-The Rangers were defeated by the Edmonton Oilers, 2-0, tonight at Rexall Place, and are now 2-1-0 on their current four-game Western Canada road trip.  New York is 2-2-2 (6 pts) on the season.

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RANGERS MEET RENNY IN OIL COUNTRY

clip_image002NEW YORK RANGERS at EDMONTON OILERS
Saturday, Oct. 22, 10:00 p.m.
Rexall PlaceEdmonton, Alberta
Rangers: 2-1-2 (6 pts)
Oilers: 2-2-2 (6 pts)

* All information through NHL games on Oct. 20

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RANGERS LOOK TO STAY HOT AGAINST FLAMES

clip_image002NY RANGERS at CALGARY FLAMES
Thursday, Oct. 20, 9:30 p.m.
Scotiabank SaddledomeCalgary, Alberta
Rangers: 1-1-2 (4 pts)
Flames: 2-3-0 (4 pts)

* All information through NHL games on Oct. 18

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FROM THE CREASE with BRUCE BERLET

Bruce Berlet 7BY: Bruce Berlet

Colin McDonald didn’t hide his feelings – and didn’t want to, either.

After scoring an AHL-leading 42 goals with the Oklahoma City Barons last season, the Wethersfield native felt slighted when the Edmonton Oilers made an offer he could easily refuse. Then McDonald got one from the Pittsburgh Penguins that wasn’t as lucrative as some of his other offers but certainly made him feel wanted.

“I did everything the Oilers ever asked of me and just wish they showed more interest in me,” McDonald said before being part of the Green’s 6-2 victory over the Red in the scrimmage wrap-up to the sixth annual Pete Asadourian Pro Hockey Camp at Champions Skating Center in Cromwell on Friday night. “Because I’m bitter about Edmonton not signing me last summer, part of me just wants to make it with a different team. I just don’t understand why they wouldn’t give me more than just an AHL deal, and I kind of want to stick it to ’em and make it with a different team.”

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A LOSS FOR US ALL

Giannone & Renney 1There are just certain people that touch your lives and leave an impression that nothing and no one can replace.

For me that person is Tom Renney, the current coach of the Edmonton Oilers and the head man in New York with the Rangers prior to John Tortorella taking over a couple of years ago.

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NY RANGERS at PITTSBURGH PENGUINS PREVIEW

New York RNY RANGERS at PITTSBURGH PENGUINS
Monday, Nov. 15, 7:00 p.m.
CONSOL Energy Center • Pittsburgh, PA
Rangers: 9-7-1 (19 pts)
Penguins: 9-8-1 (19 pts)
* All information through NHL games on Nov. 14

TODAY’S GAME:
The Rangers will face-off against the Pittsburgh Penguins today at the CONSOL Energy Center (7:00 p.m.), to close out their back-to-back set. The Blueshirts currently rank second in the Atlantic Division standings, and fourth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 9-7-1 (19 pts). The Rangers enter tomorrow’s contest having defeated the Edmonton Oilers, 8-2, earlier today at Madison Square Garden to close out their four-game homestand with a 2-2-0 record. The Penguins enter the contest with a 9-8-1 (19 pts) record to rank sixth in the Eastern Conference, and have won each of their last two contests. Following tomorrow’s game, the Rangers will face-off against the Boston Bruins on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in an Original Six match-up. The Blueshirts will wear their new heritage jersey, unveiled on Friday to celebrate the franchise’s 85th anniversary, for the first time during Wednesday’s game.

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

* TV: MSG Network
6:30 p.m. – Rangers Pre-Game Show with Bill Pidto and Ron Duguay
7:00 p.m. – Rangers at Penguins
Broadcasters: Sam Rosen (Play-By-Play), Joe Micheletti (Analyst), John Giannone (In-Game Reporter)
* Radio: 1050 ESPN Radio
6:30 p.m. – Rangers Pre-Game with Don LaGreca
7:00 p.m. – Rangers at Penguins
Broadcasters: Kenny Albert (Play-By-Play), Dave Maloney (Analyst)

RANGERS vs. PENGUINS:
* All-Time: The Rangers are 111-96-23-7 all-time against the Penguins: 63-45-9-2 at home and 48-51-14-5 on the road
* 2010-11: Today’s contest marks the first of six meetings between the Rangers and Penguins this season, and the first of three games at the CONSOL Energy Center.
* Last Season: New York was 1-4-1 against the Penguins in 2009-10, including a 1-2-0 mark at Pittsburgh.
* New York ranks sixth in the NHL on the road with a record of 5-2-0 (10 pts) in seven games; Pittsburgh has posted a record of 3-5-0 (6 pts) in eight home games to rank 25th in the league
* The Rangers have posted a record of 2-2-0 vs. Atlantic Division opponents; the Penguins are 3-2-0 vs. the Atlantic Division
* Henrik Lundqvist posted a record of 1-3-1 with a 3.38 goals against average and .901 save percentage in five games against the Penguins last season, and is 16-12-4 with a 2.43 goals against average and two shutouts in 32 career regular season games vs. Pittsburgh;
* Martin Biron is 13-15-3-2 with a 2.98 goals against average and two shutouts in 33 career contests vs. the Penguins
* Marian Gaborik tallied three goals and five points in five games against Pittsburgh last season; Artem Anisimov also notched three goals in six games vs. the Penguins
* Ruslan Fedotenko has recorded 13 assists for 21 points in 32 career regular season appearances vs. the Penguins; Marian Gaborik has registered 12 points (six goals, six assists) in 12 career regular season contests vs. Pittsburgh
* New York lists three former Penguins on their roster: Ruslan Fedotenko (2008-09 – 2009-10); Erik Christensen (2005-06 – 2007-08); Michal Rozsival (1999-00 – 2002-03)
* Pittsburgh lists one former Ranger on their roster: Pascal Dupuis (2006-07)

SPECIAL TEAMS:
* Power Play: The Rangers did not convert on two power play opportunities (4:00) yesterday vs. Edmonton. New York ranks 18th in the NHL with a 15.4% (10-65) success rate, and ranks eighth on the road with a 20.8% (5-24) success rate. The Rangers did not convert on one, five-on-three chance (0:39) on Thursday vs. the Sabres, and are now 0-3 on five-on-three attempts (2:47). New York is 0-1 (1:05) with a four-on-three advantage this season. Shorthanded goals allowed (0).
* Penalty Killing: The Blueshirts held the Oilers scoreless in three shorthanded situations (6:00) yesterday at MSG, and are now 14-15 (93.3%) over the last five games. New York is tied for 22nd in the NHL with a 79.4% (54-68) success rate, and are 18th in the league on the road with a 80.6% (25-31) success rate. The Rangers held the Maple Leafs scoreless in one, three-on-five situation (0:31) on Oct. 30 at Toronto, and are 4-6 on three-on-fives (5:08) this season. The Blueshirts yielded one goal in two, three-on-four situations on Tuesday vs. Washington, and are now 3-5 (2:34) in those situations this season. Shorthanded goals for (2): 10/9 at BUF (Dubinsky); 11/5 at NJD (Dubinsky).
* Four-on-Four: New York did not skate in a four-on-four situation in yesterday’s 8-2 win vs. Edmonton, and are now plus-one in 14, four-on-four situations (15:21) this season. Four-on-four goals for (2): 10/18 vs. COL (Frolov); 11/11 vs. BUF (Anisimov). Four-on-four goals allowed (1): 10/15 vs. TOR (Kessel).

BACK-TO-BACKS
Tonight’s contest will close out the Rangers’ fourth of 18 back-to-back sets this season. The Blueshirts are currently 3-0-0 in the second game of back-to-backs, and are 2-0-0 when the second game is on the road, following a 3-0 win at New Jersey on Nov. 5. Last season, New York posted a record of 9-2-2 in the second game of back-to-backs, including a 5-1-1 mark when the second game of the set was on the road.

HATS OFF TO FAMILIAR FOES
Marian Gaborik posted his second hat trick as a Ranger, and 11th of his career, with three goals yesterday vs. Edmonton in just his second game back from injury. Gaborik, who played for the Minnesota Wild from 2000-01 to 2008-09, has registered both of his hat tricks with New York against Northwest Division opponents, having posted his first last season at Colorado on Jan. 31, 2010. In his second season as a Blueshirt, Gaborik also recorded an assist in yesterday’s contest to finish with four points, tying his single game high for points as a Ranger (Jan. 19, 2010 vs. TBL – four assists; Nov. 23, 2009 vs. CBJ – two goals, two assists).

TEAM EFFORT
The Rangers have had seven different players credited with at least one game winning goal this season, which is tied for fifth most in the league. Washington has nine different players with at least one game winning goal, while Detroit, Los Angeles and Montreal each have eight different players with a game winner. Anaheim, Boston, Ottawa, Phoenix, and Vancouver are tied with New York entering tonight’s action.

BLOCK PARTY
The Blueshirts currently lead the NHL with 306 blocked shots on the season, averaging a league-high, 18.0 blocked shots per contest. Dan Girardi ranks first in the NHL with 55 blocked shots, and Ryan Callahan leads all NHL forwards with 26 blocked shots.

A BROADWAY HIT
The Rangers currently rank second in the NHL with 495 hits on the season, and lead the league with an average of 29.1 hits per contest. Ryan Callahan leads the team and ranks second in the NHL with 65 hits, and Brian Boyle is tied for 22nd in the league with 43 hits on the season.

THE HOT LIST:
* The Blueshirts’ penalty kill has surrendered just one goal in their last five contests, registering a 93.3% success rate (14-15) over the span
* Martin Biron has held opponents to two or fewer goals in each of his last three starts, posting a record of 2-1-0 with a 1.67 goals against average and .932 save percentage during the stretch
* Artem Anisimov has registered seven points (three goals, four assists) in the last seven games
* Ruslan Fedotenko has posted multi-point performances in each of the last two games (two goals, two assists over the span)
* Brian Boyle has tallied four goals in the last five games
* Dan Girardi has recorded an assist in three of the last five games
* Brandon Dubinsky has notched five goals and six points in the last seven games
* Ryan Callahan has registered 12 points (four goals, eight assists) in his last 12 games
* Henrik Lundqvist is 5-3-0 in his last eight starts, registering a 2.15 goals against average, .923 save percentage and two shutouts over the span

YOUTH IS SERVED
Based on opening day rosters, the Rangers have the ninth youngest team in the NHL with an average age of 27 years and 44 days, and the second youngest defensive corp in the league, trailing only Los Angeles with an average age of 25 years and 51 days.

MILESTONES IN SIGHT:
* John Tortorella: 2 wins from 300 NHL career
* Michael Del Zotto: 3 games from 100 NHL career
* Dan Girardi: 3 games from 300 NHL career

MILESTONES RECENTLY ACHIEVED:
* Sean Avery: 500th career NHL game (11/1 vs. CHI)
* Artem Anisimov: 100th career NHL game (11/14 vs. EDM)

INJURIES:
* Vinny Prospal (IR on Sept. 24/knee surgery on Oct. 18, 6-8 weeks) – 17
* Chris Drury (IR – fractured finger on Oct. 15, 6 weeks) – 14
* Michal Rozsival (shoulder strain, 7-10 days) – 2
Total Man-Games Lost: 51

RECENT TRANSACTIONS:
* Nov. 8: Assigned forward Evgeny Grachev to Hartford

RANGERS CRUSH RENNEY’S OILERS

New York R VERSUS Edmonton

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES AND QUOTES

New York Rangers 8, Edmonton Oilers 2 (Game No. 17, Home No. 10)

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  • The Rangers defeated the Edmonton Oilers, 8-2, today at Madison Square Garden to improve to 9-7-1 overall, including a 4-5-1 mark at home.  The eight goals were the most by the Rangers since they defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning, 8-2, on Jan. 19, 2010 at MSG.
  • New York and Edmonton combined for six goals in the second period, including back-to-back goals by both teams in less than 30 seconds with the Oilers’ Ryan Jones and Shawn Horcoff registering goals in a 28-second span (2:45 and 3:13, respectively) and Marian Gaborik and Brian Boyle recording goals in a 25-second span (7:12 and 7:37, respectively).  The Rangers’ four goals in the second period were their most in a period since they registered four in the third period at Florida on Apr. 3, 2010.
  • Marian Gaborik tallied his second hat trick as a Ranger, and 11th of his career, with three goals, added an assist and registered a career-high, plus-five rating.  Gaborik recorded his first hat trick as a Ranger on Jan. 31, 2010 at Colorado.
  • Alex Frolov notched two goals and two assists, recorded a career-high, plus-five rating and tied for the game-high with five shots on goal.  His last four-point game was on Mar. 8, 2010 vs. Columbus (one goal, three assists), and his last multi-goal game was on Dec. 31, 2009 at Minnesota (two goals).
  • Erik Christensen registered career-highs with three assists and a plus-five rating, and won a team-high, eight face-offs in 11 attempts (73%).  His three points also tied his career-high, last accomplished on Feb. 14, 2010 vs. Tampa Bay (two goals, one assist).
  • Martin Biron stopped 19 shots to improve to 3-2-0 overall and 2-2-0 at Madison Square Garden.  He has held opponents to two or fewer goals in four of his five starts this season, and has won each of the last two games.
  • Brian Boyle notched the game winning goal at 7:37 of the second period, and has now tallied four goals in the last five games.  He is tied for 12th in the NHL with eight goals on the season.
  • The Blueshirts’ penalty kill has surrendered just one goal in their last five contests, registering a 93.3% success rate (14-15) over the span.
  • Artem Anisimov recorded one goal at 13:17 of the second period, and tied for the game-high with five shots on goal.  Anisimov has registered seven points (three goals, four assists) in the last seven games.
  • Ruslan Fedotenko registered two points (one goal, one assist), including the primary assist on Brian Boyle’s game winning goal.  Fedotenko has recorded four points (two goals, two assists) in the last two games.
  • Rangers’ rookie Derek Stepan tallied a career-high, two assists, recorded a plus-two rating and won seven of 11 face-offs (64%).
  • Matt Gilroy, Brandon Prust and Sean Avery each registered one assist in the contest.  Gilroy also recorded a career-high, plus-three rating in 16:08 of ice time.
  • The Rangers will conclude their fourth of 18 back-to-back sets tomorrow, Nov. 15, when they face-off against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the CONSOL Energy Center (7:00 p.m.).  The game will be televised live on MSG Network, and can be heard on 1050 ESPN Radio.

POST-GAME QUOTES

John Tortorella on today’s game…

“I like the way we played when the game was there.  I thought we played well defensively.  I thought we played well.  I think this is an important step for a team to make in the last game of a home stand.  We win a game on a 4-on-4 (in overtime) which we didn’t too often last year against Buffalo and win another one at home…that is what I am focusing on…how we approached it and I thought we did a pretty good job of that today.”

Marian Gaborik on today’s game…

“I felt good.  It is a relief when you get one under your belt in the first period.  I felt good and hopefully I can keep it up.”

Martin Biron on today’s game…

“In the first period, both teams were just feeling each other out.  We ended up being in a hole early in the second and that is when the guys stepped it up.  They played extremely well on both sides of the ice. 

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TOM RENNEY RETURNS

New York RNEW YORK RANGERS vs. EDMONTON OILERS
Sunday, Nov. 14, 12:30 p.m.
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Rangers: 8-7-1 (17 pts)
Oilers: 4-8-3 (11 pts)
* All information through NHL games on Nov. 12

TOMORROW’S GAME:
The Rangers will face-off against the Edmonton Oilers tomorrow, Nov. 14, at Madison Square Garden (12:30 p.m.), to conclude their four-game homestand. The Blueshirts currently rank second in the Atlantic Division standings, and sixth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 8-7-1 (17 pts). The Rangers enter tomorrow’s contest having defeated the Buffalo Sabres, 3-2, in overtime on Thursday at Madison Square Garden, and are now 1-2-0 on the four-game homestand. The Oilers enter the contest with a 4-8-3 (11 pts) record to rank 15th in the Western Conference, and are 1-2-1 on their current five-game road trip. Tomorrow’s contest will begin the fourth of 18 back-to-back sets for the Rangers, who will face-off against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday, Nov. 15, at the CONSOL Energy Center (7:00 p.m.), to close out the set.

RANGERS PRACTICE SCHEDULE:
Rangers’ head coach John Tortorella will be available to the media at 10:30 a.m. in the multi-purpose room located on the fifth floor of Madison Square Garden.
* Schedule and availability subject to change

BROADCAST INFORMATION:
* TV: MSG Network
12:00 p.m. – Rangers Pre-Game Show with Al Trautwig
12:30 p.m. – Rangers vs. Oilers?
Broadcasters: John Giannone (Play-By-Play), Joe Micheletti (Analyst), Al Trautwig (In-Game Reporter)
* Radio: 970 The Apple?
12:00 p.m. – Rangers Pre-Game with Bob Galerstein
12:30 p.m. – Rangers vs. Oilers
Broadcasters: Joe Tolleson (Play-By-Play), Dave Maloney (Analyst)

RANGERS vs. OILERS:
* All-Time: The Rangers are 25-26-9-2 all-time against the Oilers: 11-14-6-1 at home and 14-12-3-1 on the road

* 2010-11: Today’s contest marks the first and only meeting between the Rangers and Oilers this season

* Last Season: New York was 1-0-0 against Edmonton in 2009-10, defeating the Oilers, 4-2, in their only meeting on Nov. 5, 2009 at Rexall Place

* New York ranks 22nd in the NHL at home with a record of 3-4-1 (7 pts) in eight games; Edmonton has posted a record of 2-4-3 (7 pts) in seven road games to rank 22nd in the league

* The Rangers have posted a record of 0-1-0 vs. Northwest Division opponents; the Oilers are 0-0-1 vs. the Atlantic Division

* Henrik Lundqvist has posted a record of 1-0-2 with a 2.54 goals against average in three career regular season games vs. Edmonton

* Marian Gaborik has recorded a team-high, 18 goals and 23 assists for 41 points in 45 career regular season appearances vs. the Oilers; Alex Frolov has registered 10 assists and 16 points in 27 career regular season contests vs. Edmonton

* New York lists no former Oilers on their roster

* Edmonton lists one former Ranger on their roster: Jason Strudwick (2005-06 – 2006-07, 2007-08)

* Current Oilers’ head coach Tom Renney served as the Rangers’ head coach from Feb. 25, 2004 to Feb. 23, 2009, posting a record of 164-121-42 in 327 regular season games; his 164 wins rank fourth on the Rangers’ all-time coaching wins list

SPECIAL TEAMS:
* Power Play: The Rangers did not convert on five power play opportunities (9:21) on Thursday vs. Buffalo, and are now 8-44 (18.2%) with the man advantage over the last 11 games. New York ranks 15th in the NHL with a 15.9% (10-63) success rate, and ranks 23rd at home with a 12.8% (5-39) success rate. The Rangers did not convert on one, five-on-three chance (0:39) on Thursday vs. the Sabres, and are now 0-3 on five-on-three attempts (2:47). New York is 0-1 (1:05) with a four-on-three advantage this season. Shorthanded goals allowed (0).

* Penalty Killing: The Blueshirts held the Sabres scoreless in two shorthanded situations (4:00) on Thursday at MSG, and are now 11-12 (91.7%) over the last four games. New York ranks 24th in the NHL with a 78.5% (51-65) success rate, and are 28th in the league at home with a 76.5% (26-34) success rate. The Rangers held the Maple Leafs scoreless in one, three-on-five situation (0:31) on Oct. 30 at Toronto, and are 4-6 on three-on-fives (5:08) this season. The Blueshirts yielded one goal in two, three-on-four situations on Tuesday vs. Washington, and are now 3-5 (2:34) in those situations this season. Shorthanded goals for (2): 10/9 at BUF (Dubinsky); 11/5 at NJD (Dubinsky).

* Four-on-Four: New York tallied one goal in one, four-on-four situation (1:32) in Thursday’s 3-2 overtime win vs. Buffalo, and are now plus-one in 14, four-on-four situations (15:21) this season. Four-on-four goals for (2): 10/18 vs. COL (Frolov); 11/11 vs. BUF (Anisimov). Four-on-four goals allowed (1): 10/15 vs. TOR (Kessel).

BUSY DAY AT MSG:
The Rangers and Knicks have played on the same day at the current Madison Square Garden on 35 occasions, with the Rangers posting a record of 14-15-6 (0-1-0 in 2010-11) and the Knicks registering a 21-14 (0-1 in 2010-11) mark in those games. Today is the second of three occasions the Rangers and Knicks are scheduled to play at MSG on the same day this season, having previously done so on Nov. 7 (NYR vs. STL, NYK vs. PHI) and scheduled to do so again on Dec. 12 (NYR vs. WSH, NYK vs. DEN).

BACK-TO-BACKS:
Tomorrow’s contest will begin the Rangers’ fourth of 18 back-to-back sets this season. The Blueshirts are currently 1-2-0 in the first game of back-to-backs following a 4-1 loss at Philadelphia on Nov. 4, and are 0-1-0 when the first game of the set is at Madison Square Garden.

TEAM EFFORT:
The Rangers have had seven different players credited with at least one game winning goal this season, which is tied for third most in the league. Montreal and Washington each have eight different players with at least one game winner, while Anaheim, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Ottawa, and Vancouver are tied with New York entering today’s action.

BLOCK PARTY:
The Blueshirts currently lead the NHL with 289 blocked shots on the season, averaging a league-high, 18.1 blocked shots per contest. Dan Girardi ranks first in the NHL with 52 blocked shots, and Ryan Callahan leads all NHL forwards with 25 blocked shots.

A BROADWAY HIT:
The Rangers currently rank second in the NHL with 463 hits on the season, and lead the league with an average of 28.9 hits per contest. Ryan Callahan leads the team and ranks second in the NHL with 61 hits, and Brian Boyle ranks 19th in the league with 43 hits on the season.

THE HOT LIST:
* The Blueshirts’ penalty kill has surrendered just one goal in their last four contests, registering a 91.7% success rate (11-12) over the span

* Artem Anisimov has registered six points (two goals, four assists) in the last six games

* Brian Boyle has tallied three goals in the last four games

* Dan Girardi has recorded an assist in three of the last four games

* Brandon Dubinsky has notched five goals and six points in the last six games

* Ryan Callahan has registered 12 points (four goals, eight assists) in his last 11 games

* Henrik Lundqvist is 5-3-0 in his last eight starts, registering a 2.15 goals against average, .923 save percentage and two shutouts over the span

ALL-TIME RANGERS SHUTOUTS
Henrik Lundqvist posted his first shutout of the season with a 36-save performance on Oct. 30 at Toronto and, in the process, passed Mike Richter, Chuck Rayner and Lorne Worsley for fourth on the Rangers’ all-time regular season shutouts list with 25 career regular season shutouts.

YOUTH IS SERVED:
Based on opening day rosters, the Rangers have the ninth youngest team in the NHL with an average age of 27 years and 44 days, and the second youngest defensive corp in the league, trailing only Los Angeles with an average age of 25 years and 51 days.

MILESTONES IN SIGHT:
* John Tortorella: 3 wins from 300 NHL career

* Artem Anisimov: 1 game from 100 NHL career

* Michael Del Zotto: 4 games from 100 NHL career

* Dan Girardi: 4 games from 300 NHL career

MILESTONES RECENTLY ACHIEVED:
* Michael Sauer: 1st career NHL assist/point (10/23 at BOS)
* Ryan Callahan: 100th career NHL point (10/23 at BOS)
* Evgeny Grachev: 1st career NHL game (10/29 vs. CAR)
* Sean Avery: 500th career NHL game (11/1 vs. CHI)

INJURIES:
* Vinny Prospal (IR on Sept. 24/knee surgery on Oct. 18, 6-8 weeks) – 16
* Chris Drury (IR – fractured finger on Oct. 15, 6 weeks) – 13
* Michal Rozsival (shoulder strain, 7-10 days) – 1
Total Man-Games Lost: 48

RECENT TRANSACTIONS:
* Nov. 8: Assigned forward Evgeny Grachev to Hartford