Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto snapped his 20-game goal drought with his first period shorthanded goal, and in the process notched his 100th career NHL point in his 231st NHL game. It was is second shorthanded goal of his career.
The 22-year-old defenseman finished the night with the goal, an assist, three shots, three hits and a plus-2 rating in 20:51 of ice time.
Milestones in Sight for Nash
With his game-winning goal in the second period, Rick Nash is now one tally shy of 300 in his career, and one appearance shy of his 700th NHL game. The winger finished with the goal and four shots in 18:39 of ice time and has points in 11 of his last 15 games, posting eight goals and nine assist during that span.
Cally Eyes 100 Assists
Rangers captain Ryan Callahan assisted on Carl Hagelin's first period goal, and is now one helper shy of 100 for his NHL career. The 27-year-old was credited with three hits and two blocked shots in 21:45 of ice time. Callahan has four goals and four assists in his last nine games.
Back-to-backs No Match for Hank
After posting a 2-1 shootout win on Monday night against the Carolina Hurricanes, Rangers netminder Henrik Lundqvist was called upon again Tuesday night against the Devils, marking the 63 time in his career The King has started both games of a back-to-back. On the back-end, Lundqvist is 39-17-7 with a 1.92 goals against average, a .932 save percentage and six shutouts.
The King had one of his best performances of the season last night, finishing with 29 saves.