Carl Hagelin assisted on Anton Stralman's second period goal to set a new career-high five-game point streak. The 24-year-old has posted five goals and three assists during the five-game explosion.
Stralman Ties MDZ
For Stralman, the goal put him in a tie with Michael Del Zotto for most goals by a Rangers defenseman this season with two. His two goals this year in 14 games has equalled his total from last year, which took him 53 games. His career total is six goals in 73 games in 2009-10 with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He now has two goals in his last four games after going 40 regular season games between goals dating back to last season.
Step-On the Ice
Like his linemates Hagelin and Rick Nash — who did not play — Derek Stepan has been playing well the last handful of games. He led all Rangers forwards with 22:33 of ice time, and assisted on Stralman's goal. He now has three points in his last four games.
King is Back to Form
For the seventh time in 10 games, Henrik Lundqvist held opponents to two goals or fewer. Over that time, he is 6-4-0 with a 1.90 goals against average and .927 save percentage.
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