Nash Scores 20, Hank Passes Eddie

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Nash Scores 20 ... Again

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With his two goals Saturday afternoon, Rick Nash joined Thomas Vanek and Alex Ovechkin as the only three active players to score at least 20 goals in eight consecutive seasons. In 10 NHL seasons, Nash has 310 goals, which is 19th best among active players, though aside from Ovechkin, Nash is the youngest in the top 20.

His 21 goals this season leads the Rangers.

In addition to the two goals, Nash finished with a game-high seven shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in 14:29 of ice time. Nash is fifth in the NHL in shots with 176. He had 14 points, including nine goals, in 14 games this month.

Lundqvist passes Eddie

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist finished with 20 saves for his second shutout of the season — and 45th career regular season  — on Saturday afternoon. The shutout was Lundqvist’s 51st overall — including playoffs — which moved him passed Eddie Giacomin for the most in team history. Earlier this year, Lundqvist eclipsed Giacomin for second all-time in wins.

Lundqvist finished the season 24-16-3 with a .926 save percentage and a 2.05 save percentage. His 24 wins was tied for the most in the NHL.

The King closed out the regular season by allowing two goals or fewer in 16 of his last 20 starts, going 13-5-2 with a 1.78 goals against average and a .930 save percentage with two shutouts in those games.

Lundqvist improved to 23-9-2 in his last 34 games against the Devils, posting a 1.91 goals against average and a .930 save percentage with seven shutouts.

Callahan, Richards Extend Streaks

Rangers captain Ryan Callahan picked up a shorthanded goal and added an assist to extend his point streak to a career-tying seven games. He has five goals and six assists during the streak.

Callahan finished with three goals and an assist in three games against the Devils this season. Overall, Callahan finished the regular season fourth on the team in points with 31, while his 16 goals was third best on the team behind Nash and Derek Stepan.

Not to be outdone, Brad Richards stretched his own point streak to six games, during which he’s posted five goals and six assists. Richards finished Saturday afternoon with a plus-2 rating in 14:16 of ice time in his 900th NHL game, which is 50th-most among active NHLers.

Richards finished his second regular season on Broadway ranked third on the Rangers in points with 32, including 11 goals and 23 assists, which was second on the team behind Stepan.