Inside the Numbers: NYR/WPG (April 1)

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Lundqvist finished with 26 saves to improve to 15-13-2 overall. He has held opponents to three goals or fewer in his last 15 games, posting an 8-6-1 record with a 1.98 goals against average and a .929 save percentage. In 19 games this season, The King has held opponents to two goals or fewer.

With the win, Lundqvist tied Ed Giacomin for second all-time in Rangers wins with 267. He trails Mike Richter's record of 301 wins by 34.

 

"It felt good to see the puck go in," Lundqvist said after the game. "I thought we played a really strong game. They came back and put us on our heels a little bit, but our second and third periods were strong. The key was our penalty kill. And the second goal turned the whole game around."

 

Zuccarello Debuts at MSG

Winger Mats Zuccarello made his Madison Square Garden season debut Monday and finished with an assist, three minor penalties and three shots on goal in 17:41 of ice time.

 

The six penalty minutes Monday night were the most in Zuccarello's 54-game NHL career. His previous high was just two in one game.

 

"We're in desperate need of points, and obviously you want to contribute and get some adrenaline going," Zuccarello said. "I don't know what to say, but you're obviously excited to be back in this building in front of the fans. You want to show off a little bit."

 

Mac Registers Assist

Defenseman Ryan McDonagh registered an assist on Callahan's goal and was a plus-two in 27:42 of ice time. The Rangers are 7-1-1 when Mac registers a point this season.

 

Monday marked the sixth time in 34 games this season that McDonagh finished with more than 27 minutes of ice time. He ranks No. 19 in the NHL with an average of 24:38 per game.

 

Richards Heating Up

Center Brad Richards registered an assist and had four shots on goal in 18:12 of ice time. He now has four points in his last five games.