Mats Zuccarello scored his first career playoff goal in his eighth career postseason game in Game 7. He also tied for the game-high with five shots on goal, and posted a plus-2 rating in 17:57 of ice time. He finished the series with one goal and four assists, all in the final five games.
Captain Cally Gets on the Board
Rangers Captain Ryan Callahan scored his first goal of the playoffs in the third period of Monday night’s game, giving him 13 goals in 54 career postseason games. His last goal came in Game 6 against the New Jersey Devils in last year’s Eastern Conference Finals. He tied for the team-high with seven hits.
The goal was Callahan’s first in a Game 7, and he now has two points in four career seventh games.
Eminger Gets First Playoff Point With Rangers
Defenseman Steve Eminger picked up two assists, including his first playoff point as a Blueshirt and first career playoff assist, in Game Seven Monday night. He added three hits and two blocked shots in 17:10 of ice time, which was a series-high for him.
It was Eminger’s first playoff point since April 17, 2008, as a member of the Washington Capitals, while his ice time was the most since April 21, 2008.
Dorsett Gets First Career Postseason Point
Forward Derek Dorsett registered his first career playoff point with an assist, and added four shots in 15:32. His ice time was the most he’s recorded this series. It was also his first point as a Ranger.
Nash Records Assist
Forward Rick Nash picked up his second assist of the series in Game 7, and was credited with a game-high four blocked shots in 18:12.
Kreider Gets First Assist
Forward Chris Kreider registered his first assist of the postseason in his third game. He added five hits in 7:53 of ice time. Kreider now has eight points in 21 playoff games.
Torts Ties Campbell
Rangers head coach John Tortorella tied Colin Campbell for third all-time in Rangers playoff wins with 18. Tortorella also improved to 5-1 all-time in Game Sevens, including three straight wins with the Rangers dating back to 2009.