Rick Nash picked up his first assist with the New York Rangers in their season opener on Saturday and netted a rather impressive shorthanded goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Sunday’s contest.
Derek Stepan deserves plenty of credit for intercepting the Penguins’ pass and feeding the puck to Nash. New York fans have to be encouraged by the chemistry they displayed on this play:
Ultimately it proved to be too little, too late for the Rangers on Sunday. The goal was scored with just 5:15 minutes remaining in a Penguins 6-3 victory over the Rangers. Still, it might be a sign of things to come as the Rangers look to regroup after their discouraging start to the shortened season.
This dominant win is a heck of a way for the Kings to begin an imposing seven-game road trip, which continues against the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Bruins probably want to burn the tape on this one themselves, as they’re about to head on a six-game road trip.
Per @EliasSports: @LAKings had 9 different skaters score in a game for 5th time in franchise history. Last: Jan. 21, 1987 vs. PIT (10-5 W).
Some hockey players resist the urge to wear a visor, at least if they’re given that choice.
Perhaps a few will say “Hey, Nathan Beaulieu will just punch it off anyway.”
Maybe not, but Beaulieu provided a rather unique moment in his fight with Cedric Paquette during the Montreal Canadiens – Tampa Bay Lightning game. You can watch that bout in the video above, and see a cut on the Lightning pest’s face from that blow.