Kreider passes Jagr to set new Rangers’ single season record for power play goals

During the first period of tonight’s game versus the Devils, Chris Kreider scored a power play goal at 17:57 of the first period.

The goal was Kreider’s league-leading 25th power play goal of the season. In doing so by neatly redirecting an Artemi Panarin pass at the side of the Devils’ net, it allowed him to pass Jaromir Jagr for a new single season franchise record in PPG’s.

The goal was his 47th. That moves him within three of becoming part of the exclusive Rangers’ 50 Goal Club. It only features Vic Hadfield (50), Adam Graves (52) and Jaromir Jagr (54).

Kreider becomes the first NHL player to notch 25 power play goals since Alex Ovechkin in ’14-15.

The Rangers lead the Devils 2-1 at the start of the second period.

About Derek Felix

Derek Felix is sports blogger whose previous experience included separate stints at ESPN as a stat researcher for NHL and WNBA telecasts. The Staten Island native also interned for or hockey historian Stan Fischler and worked behind the scenes for MSG as a production assistant on New Jersey Devil telecasts. An avid New York sports fan who enjoys covering events, writing, concerts, movies and the outdoors, Derek has covered consecutive Staten Island Yankees NY Penn League championships in '05 and '06. He also scored Berkeley Carroll high school basketball games from '06-14 and provided an outlet for the Park Slope school's student athletes. Hitting Back gives them the publicity they deserve. In his free time, he also attends Ranger games and is a loyal St. John's alum with a sports management degree. The Battle Of Hudson administrator and chief editor can be followed below on Twitter and Facebook.
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1 Response to Kreider passes Jagr to set new Rangers’ single season record for power play goals

  1. Pingback: Power Play comes through in routine win over Devils, Kreider gets number 47, Schneider delivers | Battle Of Hudson

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