Forward Derick Brassard scored his fifth goal as a Ranger, and 12th of the season Thursday night. He finished with four shots and four hits in 16:58 of ice time. He has 11 points in 12 games as a Blueshirt since he was acquired at the trade deadline.
Hank Gets 23rd Win
Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist finished with 18 saves for his 23rd win of the season, which is second in the NHL behind San Jose’s Antti Niemi.
Hagelin Gets Two Assists
Forward Carl Hagelin tallied two assists and four shots on goal in 20:18 of ice time. It was Hagelin’s second mutli-assist game of the season and sixth multi-point game. He has four points in his last four games.
Mac Continues Hot Steak
Defenseman Ryan McDonagh had an assist in 24:26 of ice time to give him eight points in 13 games this month.
Girardi Logging Ice Time
Dan Girardi finished with four hits and four blocked shots in a season-high 30:32 of ice time. It was the 14th time of his career he had more than 30 minutes of ice time. He is tied for second in the NHL with 122 blocks, just one behind Ron Hainsey of the Winnipeg Jets.