Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist made 34 saves for his 20th win of the season, which makes him the fifth active goalie to reach 20 wins in eight consecutive seasons (Martin Brodeur, Roberto Luongo, Tomas Vokoun and Miikka Kiprusoff).
Lundqvist has allowed two goals or fewer in 13 of his last 15 games, posting a 9-4-2 record with a 1.71 goals against average, .937 save percentage and one shutout over that span. Lundqvist is also 4-4-1 with a 2.09 goals against average with a .942 save percentage in nine games when making more than 30 saves.
"I thought it was a big battle the whole game and then the last five minutes we had an explosion. The first 50 minutes was a tough game for us," Lundqvist said.
Nash Posts Three Points
Rangers forward Rick Nash posted three points, including a power play goal in the first period, in 18:05 of ice time. It was Nash's 12th multi-point game, and second three-point game. His last three-point game came on March 26 against the Flyers.
Nash leads the Rangers with 18 goals and 38 points in 39 games this season. He has 10 points, including six goals, in nine April games.
Brass Scores a Pair
Forward Derick Brassard scored two goals, including the game's first goal in the first period on the power play, in 18:34 of ice time. Brassard has nine points in eight games as a Ranger.
It was Brassard's first two-goal game of the season, and his last since Feb. 3, 2012 against the Anaheim Ducks as a member of the Columbus Blue Jackets.
"It was huge for us to score the first two goals on the power play," Brassard said. "We have been struggling, so to score the first goal in the game means a lot."
Zucc Scores Two Goals
Mats Zuccarello registered two goals and tied for the game-high with five shots, added two hits and two blocked shots in 14:58 of ice time. He has three goals in his last two games. It was Zuccarello's second career two-goal game, with the first coming on March 6, 2011 against the Philadelphia Flyers.