Inside the Numbers: NYR/TOR (April 10)

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Shootout Perfection

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Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist made 23 saves,  all three shooters in the shootout, to pick up his 18th win of the season, good enough for third in the NHL behind five other players.

Lundqvist has allowed two goals or fewer in 11 of his last 12 games, going 7-3-2 with a 1.80 goals against average and a .936 save percentage.

 

Lundqvist has four wins this season via the shootout, and is the NHL's all-time leader in shootout wins with 45.

 

"It's such an important game, so I don't think it's that hard to stay focused," Lundqvist said. "But I think the tricky part is when they finally get there, they're pretty good. They set up guys for good opportunities and they've got some guys who can score. That's the tough challenge, but I thought we played a really strong game and I'm happy we got the two points."

 

 

Zucc Scores Lone Shootout Tally

Winger Mats Zuccarello scored the game's only shootout goal when he beat James Reimer through the legs in the second round. He also finished with three hits in 17:02 of ice time.

 

The Norwegian forward is now 6-for-12 in the shootout for his career with four game-deciding tallies.

 

"It feels great," he said of the goal. "Seeing [the puck] go in was a good feeling there, it's about time. I'm just happy to help the team get two points."

 

Hags Back in Goal Column

Carl Hagelin picked up his ninth goal of the season and added an assist in 17:03 of ice time, the most he's had since March 26 against the Philadelphia Flyers when he logged 18:52. The goal was his first since March 19 against the New Jersey Devils, a span of 10 games.

 

Hagelin's last multi-point game came on March 10 against the Washington Capitals when he had two assists. The Blueshirts improved to 4-0-1 this season when Hagelin had two or more points.

 

Stepan Extends Streak

Forward Derek Stepan recorded an assist in 23:58 of ice time to extend his point streak to six games, which ties his career-high. He has four goals and five assists during the streak, and 25 points in his last 22 games.

 

Mac Truck Notches One

Defenseman Ryan McDonagh scored his fourth goal of the season an added an assist and three takeaways in 26:37 of ice time. It was the 10th time this season that McDonagh logged more than 26 minutes of ice time.

 

He has four points in his last six games, including points in his last three home games.

 

Brassard Adds Another Assist

Derick Brassard, who was acquired in the Marian Gaborik trade a week ago, tallied an assist to give him five points in five games as a Blueshirt.