St. Louis made a sweet cross-crease pass to Derek Stepan, who went top corner to give the Rangers a one-goal lead at the time on a late third-period power play. For St. Louis, it was his first point in a Rangers uniform, playing in his second game.
New York, trailing by a goal with less than eight minutes to go in regulation, scored three times in the final 6:36 to take a 4-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. It was part of a four-goal third-period eruption for the Rangers.
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.