Winger Carl Hagelin scored the first Rangers goal on Friday night, and finished with a plus-2 rating in 17:08 of ice time. Hagelin is tied for fourth on the Rangers with 10 goals.
Stralman Inches to 100 Points
Defenseman Anton Stralman scored his fourth goal of the season Friday night, and finished with three hits and a plus-2 rating in 19:35 of ice time. It was Stralman's first goal since Feb. 26 against the Winnipeg Jets. He is tied with Ryan McDonagh for first in goals for defensemen. Stralman has 99 career points, making him one shy of 100.
Back-to-Backs No Problem for Hank
Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist improved to 21-15-3 this season and 41-17-7 for his career when starting on consecutive days. Lundqvist has a 1.94 goals against average, .932 save percentage and six shutouts in the second game of back-to-backs.
Lundqvist recorded his first assist of the season and 12th of his career. His career-high season came in 2010-11 when he had four assists.
Zuccarello Extends Streak
Forward Mats Zuccarello had an assist to extend his point streak to three games, which is tied for his career-high. He has six points in 11 games this season.
McDonagh Picks Up Assist
Ryan McDonagh picked up an assist and the Rangers improved to 11-1-1 when the defenseman records a point.
Girardi Leads in Blocks
Defenseman Dan Girardi was credited with a game-high six blocks in 24:37 of ice time. Girardi is tied for second in the NHL with 113 blocks, three behind Andrew MacDonald of the New York Islanders.