Inside the Numbers: NYR/WSH (March 24)

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Stepan Second in Goals

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With his first period tally, Derek Stepan now has a point in 10 of his last 13 games, registering six goals and six assists during that stretch. 

The goal gave Stepan nine goals on the year, tying him with Marian Gaborik and Ryan Callahan for second on the team, one behind Rick Nash.

 

Asham Scores in Return

Rangers forward Arron Asham tallied his second goal of the year in his first game back after missing 15 contests with a back injury. Asham finished with 6:39 of ice time, and is now just six goals shy of 100 for his NHL career.

 

"The first period I was going on adrenaline and I didn't feel too bad in the second and third," Asham said of his first game back. "I still have a little ways to go, but didn't feel too bad."

 

Lundqvist Gives Up Just Two

For the 17th time this season, Henrik Lundqvist allowed just two goals against. In those games, Lundqvist is 11-4-2. He finished with 22 saves through regulation and overtime. 

 

Lundqvist is now 3-2 in the shootout this season, allowing just five goals.

 

Capt. Cally Shooting Gallery

Rangers captain Ryan Callahan posted nine shots on goal to set a season-high. His previous season-high was seven, which he set on two different occasions this season, including last Thursday against the Florida Panthers.

 

Callahan's career-high 11 shots came on Oct. 7, 2011 against the Los Angeles Kings.

 

Richards Inches Closer to 800 Points

Brad Richards picked up the other assist on Stepan's power play goal in the first period, and is now two points away from reaching 800 for his career.

 

Richards is currently No. 16 among active players with 798 points in 883 games. He is just one of five players in the top 20 among active players to play in fewer than 1,000 NHL games.

 

The center has registered an assist in each of the three games against Washington this season.

 

Gaborik With Modest Streak

With his assist on Stepan's power play goal in the first period, Marian Gaborik now has points in his last two games. He finished with five shots on net in 19:54 of ice time.

 

Gaborik now has 333 goals and 333 assists for his career.

 

Newbury Adds a Helper

After being recalled by the Rangers from the Connecticut Whale on Saturday, Kris Newbury had the lone assist on Asham's first period goal Sunday night. 

 

The assist was Newbury's first point of the season, though he only played one previous game on Jan. 24 against the Philadelphia Flyers. It was his first NHL point since Jan. 22, 2011, when he registered an assist against the Atlanta Thrashers.

 

Newbury has two points in 20 games as a Ranger, and nine points in 68 career NHL games.