11:17PM: On MSG, Alain Vigneault said "On Marty St. Louis' new line, "they had some moments, it was a 4 line rotation and they had some moments. Tonight the big line was Brad's line with Hags and Poolie, it looked a like his former line. He was playing with Hags and before he was playing with Cally and Cally was the net presence always driving the net and Poolie does that and does it really well. I thought that the other lines were pretty good and hopefully we will get some chemistry going with Brass' line."
10:32PM: First Period:
- Carl Hagelin 14 (Assists: Benoit Pouliot 15, Kevin Klein 3)
- Dustin Byfuglien 17 (Assists: Blake Wheeler 29, Tobias Enstrom 14)
- Andrew Ladd 19 (Assists: Bryan Little 34, Michael Frolik 21)
- Chris Kreider 17 (Assists: Derek Stepan 34, Dan Girardi 15)
- Carl Hagelin 14 (Assists: Martin St. Louis 34, Kevin Klein 4)
- Carl Hagelin 16 (Assists: Brad Richards 30)
- That was a much needed win by the Rangers who close up the road trip with two points after dropping the games in Carolina and Minnesota.
- Henrik Lundqvist was very strong in picking up win 301 to tie Mike Richter's team record. Things looked like they may get a little shaky when Winnipeg scored two quickly in the first but Lundqvist was strong throughout, made some big saves on Jets PPs, went sliding out of the net to stop a chance and used his stick to poke the puck away from a chance in front.
- The secondary scorers came alive tonight with Chris Kreider getting a huge goal and obviously Carl Hagelin's Hat Trick. The secondary scoring is important but it's imperative for the primary scorers to get going.
- That was an excellent pass from Marty St. Louis to set up the game winner and hopefully that is the play that gets him going. His new line didn't create instant chemistry and I am not sure that him and Zuccarello, who have similar styles, will work all that well. Both are so talented that maybe it will work and they will surely get at least a game or two more to work on things. If not it will be up to AV to try St. Louis with Derek Stepan and see what happens there.