Rick Nash extended his point streak to eight games following his two-point performance against the Islanders on Thursday. The winger has six goals and seven assists during the streak. Nash needs a point Friday night to tie his career-high nine-game point streak.
His third period goal was his eighth of the season, all of which have come in the third period of games, making him the first player in team history to score his first eight goals in the last stanza. He is just the second player in NHL history to do so, after current Ranger Arron Asham, who did it in 2003-04.
The King Stays Hot
Henrik Lundqvist made 27 saves Thursday night to extend his — and the team's — winning streak to four games. For the 12th time in his last 16 games, The King has held opponents to two goals or fewer, going 10-5-1 with a 1.92 goals against average and a .929 save percentage.
With the win, Lundqvist improved to 26-11-5 in his career against the Islanders.
Rangers sniper Marian Gaborik netted the game-winning goal just 42 seconds into overtime, and in the process extended his goal streak against the Islanders to seven games. Over his last five games overall, Gaborik has one goal and four assists.
With the goal, Gaborik has 22 tallies in 30 career games against the Islanders.
Stepan Extends Streak
With his two assists, Derek Stepan extended his point streak to four games, registering two goals and four assists over that span. Over his last 11 games, Stepan has tallied four goals and six assists. He led all forwards Thursday night with 23:10 of ice time, and has logged more than 20 minutes in 10 of those 11 games.
The Half-Century Mark for Hags
With his assist on Nash's third period goal, Carl Hagelin now has 50 career points in 86 games.
The Hammer Debuts
After being claimed off waivers on Wednesday, Roman Hamrlik logged 15:48 of ice time in his Rangers debut Thursday. He became the 13th player to make their Rangers regular season debut this season.