Winger Chris Kreider scored the game-winning goal in overtime in Game 4 for his first tally of the postseason. He added three shots and was a plus-2 in 13:50 of ice time, which was the most he’s recorded this postseason. The goal was Kreider’s sixth career postseason marker and third game-winner.
Big Night for Stepan
Forward Derek Stepan picked up his fourth goal of the postseason to tie the game, 2-2, early in the third period. He added an assist in 24:00 of ice time. He has three points in the last four games, while his four goals leads the Rangers. Stepan has five points in 11 games this postseason, which is just four less than he recorded in 20 games last spring.
Brassard Gets Hot Again
After he had his point streak snapped earlier in the series, Derick Brassard picked up two assists in the team’s 4-3 win, including one on the power play. He won a team-high 11 faceoffs in 25:29 of ice time, which was the most he’s logged this postseason. Brassard's10 assists leads the Rangers and is fourth in the NHL, while his 12 points also leads the team and is fifth in the NHL.
Hank Superb in OT Win
Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist was outstanding in Thursday’s Game 4 win, posting 37 saves en route to his 30th career playoff win. He is 5-0 with a .98 goals against average, .966 save percentage with two shutouts in his last five elimination games at Madison Square Garden.
It was the 21st time in his career he finished with more than 30 saves, and is now 10-11 with a 1.61 goals against average, .951 save percentage and four shutouts in those games.