NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Henrik Lundqvist reached 30 wins for the fourth straight season, Sean Avery scored his first goal since returning to the Rangers, and Scott Gomez had three points in New York's 4-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.
Lundqvist made 19 saves in his return from a one-game absence caused by a stomach ailment that has bothered him for about 10 days. He has earned at least 30 wins in each of his NHL seasons.
Avery scored his fourth goal but first since rejoining the Rangers last week after he was waived by the Dallas Stars. Scott Gomez had a goal and two assists, and Marc Staal and Fredrik Sjostrom also scored for New York.
Shea Weber and J.P. Dumont scored the Predators' goals.