GAME WON - The Rangers improved to 21-8 in Game 1s at home and 10-3 in their last 13 home playoff games.

3 IN 2 - The Rangers’ three goals in a span of 2:06 in the second period are the third-fastest three goals in a playoff game in franchise history behind 0:38 in Game 3 of the 1986 Division Semifinals and 1:02 in Game 6 of the 1996 Conference Quarterfinals.

  • Igor Shesterkin stopped 20 of 21 shots to earn the win. He became the sixth different goaltender in NHL history to allow two or fewer goals in 10 consecutive home playoff starts and first since Martin Brodeur (14 GS from Game 3 of 2002 CQF – Game 2 of 2003 SCF).
  • Barclay Goodrow (2A) and Jimmy Vesey (1G-1A) notched multi-point games. It was Goodrow’s second multi-point playoff game (Aug. 17, 2020 vs. CBJ) and Vesey’s second as well (May 5, 2017 at OTT).
  • Matt Rempe opened the scoring for the Blueshirts. He became the first Rangers player
    to score a goal in his first career playoff game since Matt Gilroy in Game 1 of the 2011 Conference Quarterfinals (also against Washington).
  • Artemi Panarin scored his first goal of the postseason, giving him a combined 121 points this season, tied for the third most in team history (Jaromir Jagr - 125 in 2005-06, Vic Hadfield - 122 in 1971-72, Mark Messier - 121 in 1991-92).
  • Chris Kreider played in his 108th playoff game, surpassing Marc Staal for the second most among Rangers skaters. Dan Girardi leads all skaters in franchise history with 122 postseason contests.


Recap: Capitals at Rangers 4.21.24