The Rangers' dominance at home against the Carolina Hurricanes continued Friday, as New York topped their division foe, 5-1, at Madison Square Garden.
Michael Grabner scored a hat trick, including two empty-net goals, to help the Rangers extend their winning streak over Carolina at home to 14, dating back to Jan. 5, 2011.
"Well, first of all, I try to kill off a little bit of time but when I get the chance, especially if it's a one goal game, I try to go and get that goal. It's a big relief I think when you go up two goals." Grabner said of his success rate with the net empty, in which he became the first Ranger since at least 1967-68 to record two empty-net goals in the same game. "I'm just trying to, not cheat but when I get the chance, turn a goal and try to beat some guys."