This gave Bickel four assists in his first three games in the NHL.
Bickel told Bill Pidto on the MSG postgame show that his uptick in points is due to the Rangers having forwards up front who can make plays.
He also told Pidto that he prides himself on playing the same kind of hockey he always has.
John Tortorella said on the post game show "freaking Bick, he plays nine minutes and he gets a couple of points."
Bickel says points are nice but it's not his main concern. He's trying not to think about it.Bickel has sort of stolen the thunder that I thought Anton Stralman would bring to the lineup, instead, Stralman is playing over 20 minutes a night and throwing hip checks. Bickel has made some nice plays to get assists, he has also just held the puck, waiting for Brandon Dubinsky to go coast to coast against the Islanders.
— Andrew Gross (@AGrossRecord) December 24, 2011