Forward Rick Nash scored his first playoff goal as a Ranger Sunday in Game 2 against the Bruins. He tied for the game-high with four shots on goal in 22:23 of ice time. Nash now has a three-game point streak, registering a goal and two assists during that span. Nash has two goals and five assists in 13 career postseason games.
Callahan Extends Point Streak
Rangers captain Ryan Callahan scored his second goal of the postseason Sunday in the team’s 5-2 loss, giving him two goals and an assist in his last three games. Callahan was credited with a game-high eight hits in 22:00 of ice time. Callahan leads the NHL with 46 hits in the postseason.
Zuccarello, Girardi Pick Up Assists
Winger Mats Zuccarello had an assist on Nash’s second period goal, giving him six helpers in his last seven games. He finished with two hits in 17:29 of ice time.
Dan Girardi also recorded an assist on Nash’s goal, and added three shots and three hits in 19:29 of ice time. His three points leads all Rangers defensemen in the playoffs. The last time Girardi finished with less than 20 minutes of ice time in a playoff game was Game 5 against the Washington Capitals in 2011, when he logged 16:50.
Brassard’s Streak Ends
Despite tying for the game-high with four shots on goal, forward Derick Brassard’s point streak ended at six games, during which he scored two goals and eight assists. It was the longest Rangers playoff streak since Wayne Gretzky’s nine-game streak during the 1997 postseason.
It’s Been A While
Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist surrendered five goals on Sunday in Game 3 for the first time since March 9, 2011 against the Anaheim Ducks, a streak of 152 regular season and postseason games. The last time Lundqvist allowed five goals in a playoff game was Game 6 against the Washington Capitals in 2009.