HITTING MACHINE - The Rangers were credited with 41 hits in tonight's contest, as 16 of 18 skaters registered at least one hit in the game. The Blueshirts lead the NHL in hits in the playoffs this year (160).
Henrik Lundqvist made 26 saves in tonight's game, and he stopped 21 of 22 shots he faced through the first two periods. He appeared in his 119th career NHL playoff game in tonight's contest, tying Dominik Hasek and Tom Barrasso for 10th place on the league's all-time playoff appearances list. Lundqvist has posted a 2.16 GAA and a .941 SV% (111 saves on 118 shots) thus far in the series.
Brady Skjei registered his first career NHL playoff goal, tied for the game-high with six hits, and recorded three shots on goal in 20:29 of ice time. He leads the Rangers in hits in the playoffs this year (17).
Kevin Klein notched an assist, tied for the game-high with three blocked shots, and was credited with four hits in 18:15 of ice time in tonight's contest.
Mika Zibanejadrecorded an assist, won eight of 14 faceoffs (57.1%), and posted a plus-one rating in 15:33 of ice time.
Kevin Hayes led all skaters with 13 faceoff wins (13-for-20; 65.0%) and registered two shots on goal in 19:43 of ice time. Hayes has posted a 59.6% faceoff win percentage in the playoffs this year (31-for-52).