Talbot Shuts Out Hurricanes for Rangers Sixth Straight Win

Cam Talbot made 18 saves in his 3rd shutout of the season as the Rangers beat the Hurricanes 1-0 for their sixth straight win, and second in as many nights against the Hurricanes. Ryan McDonagh scored what turned out to be the game’s only goal 4:10 into the first period.

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Prospect Scoring – December 21, 2014

A look at prospect scoring so far (two weeks worth):

Canadian Juniors
GP G A Pts Pts/GP
Adam Tambellini 33 19 17 36    1.091
Ryan Graves 17 7 8 15    0.882
Keegan Iverson 34 4 8 12    0.353
Troy Donnay 21 3 12 15    0.714
Daniel Walcott 25 2 17 19    0.760
Ryan Mantha 17 2 2 4    0.235
Richard Nejezchleb 15 8 12 20    1.333

Richard Nejezchleb had 3 goals and 4 assists in 5 games over the past two weeks. Ryan Graves had 4 goals and 2 assists in 4 games, including a hat-trick. Adam Tambellini had 3 goals and 1 assist in 4 games. Daniel Walcott had 4 assists in 5 games. Troy Donnay had 3 assists in 6 games. Keegan Iverson had a goal and an assist in 4 games. Ryan Mantha had a goal in 5 games.
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Preview: Rangers vs. Hurricanes

The Rangers and Hurricanes complete their home and home tonight at Madison Square Garden.  The Rangers will be looking for their 6th straight victory.  Last season the Rangers did not have any 6 game win streaks, their highest streak was five.

So far this season the Rangers have defeated Carolina both times they faced each other.  Each game required a shootout.

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Rangers Win 5th Straight Game, 3-2 in a Shootout

The Rangers (16-10-4) beat the Carolina Hurricanes in a shootout by a score of 3-2.  For the scoring report see this image below courtesy of NHL.com. Henrik Lundqvist made 18 saves, the Rangers took 34 shots on goal.

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Rangers Sign Cam Talbot to One Year Extension

Image from Lisa Gansky via Wikimedia Commons

Image from Lisa Gansky via Wikimedia Commons

The Rangers have signed Cam Talbot through next season, Larry Brooks reports, at the reasonable price of $1.45 million.

Talbot was eligible to be an unrestricted free agent following this season. Talbot’s career AHL numbers don’t scream NHL success, but in 28 games at the NHL level he’s posted a 0.936 SV%. His 0.921 SV% in a short sample this season is well above my 2014-15 forecast of 0.909.

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Stempniak, Others Being Tested for Mumps

More players in the Rangers’ organization are being isolated due to the potential of the mumps, reports Sean Hartnett.

Derick Brassard, a confirmed case of the mumps, is expected to skate with the team tomorrow as his required period of isolation comes to an end.