Read: The Importance Of The First Goal

Claude Giroux, Sergei Bobrovsky, Brad RichardsAs pointed out by TSN‘s Stats Guy, the Rangers are 9-1 this season when they score the first goal and 1-9 when they don’t score first.

The one game the Rangers lost when scoring first was against the Sharks and the one game that they won when not scoring first was against Detroit.

Last year the Rangers were 18-2-1 when scoring first and 8-16-3 when not scoring first.

Two seasons ago the Rangers were 35-5-3 when scoring first and 16-19-4 when not scoring first.

The Rangers are 5-0-0 when leading after the first period and 7-0-0 when leading after two periods. The Rangers are 1-5-0 when trailing after the first period and 2-9-0 when trailing after two.