Girardi Gets PPG, 11 Make Playoff Debuts

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Kreider, Callahan Get Physical

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Rangers forward Chris Kreider tied for the game-high with six hits in 16:52 of ice time, which was the most he’s logged in 2013, including regular season. He finished with a goal and an assist in eight postseason games.

Rangers captain Ryan Callahan had a game-high six shots and four hits in 22:55 of ice time. Callahan’s 64 hits in 12 games is currently No. 1 in the NHL. He finished the postseason with two goals and three assists.

Brassard Has Strong Postseason in Debut

Forward Derick Brassard finished the first postseason of his career with 10 assists and 12 points, both of which led the Rangers, to go along with two goals, including one game-winner. He currently ranks fourth in the NHL in assists and is tied for fifth in points. He had three shots and two hits in 20:33 of ice time in Game 5.

Many Rangers Playoff Debuts

In total, 11 players made their Rangers playoff debuts this postseason, including five who made their overall playoff debuts. They include Brassard (first overall), Rick Nash (one goal, four assists), Taylor Pyatt (two goals, two assists), Arron Asham (two goals), Roman Hamrlik (one assist), Ryane Clowe (one assist), Derek Dorsett (first overall, one assist), John Moore (first overall, one assist), Kris Newbury (first overall), Darroll Powe and Michael Haley (first overall).