New York currently sits in third place in the Atlantic Division Standings, and eighth in the Eastern Conference. This concludes a home-and-home series with the Penguins, as New York earned a victory against Pittsburgh 6-1 on Wednesday. The Rangers have now been able to record a point in seven of their last nine home games (6-2-1).
Making an impact for the Rangers in their 6-1 victory over Pittsburgh was newly acquired Ryan Clowe (two goals, one assist), Derick Brassard (one goal, three assists), and John Moore (one goal) combined for eight points in their debuts. In the cage Henrik Lundqvist made 26 saves in the victory.
More notes on the newest Blueshirts:
Clowe, Brassard and More’s eight combined points was the first time in franchise history that three players tallied a goal while making their Rangers debut-according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Brassard, who recorded a career-high four points became the first player to record four or more points in his Rangers debut since Doug Bentley on Jan. 20, 1954 vs. Boston
Milestone Night for Hank
With his 26 saves and victory against Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Rangers keeper Henrik Lundqvist recorded his 268th victory, which passes Ed Giacomin for second on the Blueshirts’ all-time goalies win list.
Rangers with the Hot Stick:
Henrik Lundqvist has allowed two or fewer goals in each of the last eight games (5-2-1, 1.72 GAA, .938 Sv.% over the span).
Brad Richards has seven points (two goals, five assists) in the last six games
Rick Nash has five points (three goals, two assists) in the last five games.
Derek Stephan has 19 points (nine goals, 10 assists) in the last 18 games.
Milestones to watch for:
Steve Eminger – 3 points from 100 NHL career
Henrik Lundqvist -1 game from 500 NHL career
Marc Staal – 3 points from 100 NHL career
The Rangers and the Penguins game is set to air on the MSG Plus network, with face-off scheduled for 7:00 p.m.