With his second period goal Sunday night against the Washington Capitals, Carl Hagelin extended his career-high goal streak to four games, registering five goals during that stretch. The 24-year-old also tied his career-high four-game point streak, which was set in his first four NHL games last season. Hagelin has scored five goals and two assists during this four-game stretch.
In an interview after last night's game, Hagelin said not much has changed in his game from the previous five games before the streak began but that his luck has changed and pucks are finding their way in. He did add it helps playing with a player of Rick Nash's caliber.
"He's one of the best players in the world, and that's obviously going to help," said Hagelin. "He's strong on the puck and you can see how other teams have so much respect for him. He can make plays ... If someone else is getting more and more attention, you're open more often."
Nash Extends Streak
Although Hagelin's point streak is garnering most of the attention, Nash extended his own point streak to four games with an assist on Hagelin's goal. He now leads the team in points with 12 in 14 games.
Nash's eight shots equalled the team's season-high, which was also set by Nash against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Jan. 26.
Powe Plays in 300th Game
Rangers forward Darroll Powe skated in his 300th career NHL game Sunday night. Unfortunately he left the game early after an injury in the second period.
Stralman's Streak Ends
With his first period tripping penalty, Anton Stralman became the last Ranger to play in all 14 games to take a penalty this season.