Henrik Lundqvist was aggressive all night, playing pucks behind the net, but skating up between the circles chasing a long pass almost was a costly venture.

Lundqvist got to the puck and cleared it at about 3:35 of the second period Sunday night, but Brandon Prust collided with him and Lundqvist went flying to his left. Prust looked around sheepishly, but Kevin Klein immediately dropped the gloves with Prust.

"It felt like he tried to stop," Lundqvist said of his former teammate. "When I skate out like that, I'm kinda prepared that something might happen. I just went for it. I'm fine with that no-call. When Klein steps in, I'm happy with that."

 

Ice chips

The current Rangers shutout streak is 122:51, dating to the 17:09 mark of the third period Nov. 17 against Tampa . . . Chris Kreider, around the puck all night, had two assists and seven shots. He was pointless in the previous six games . . . Tanner Glass' assist on Dom Moore's opening goal was his first point as a Ranger . . . Jesper Fast's assist on that goal was his first regular-season NHL point. He had an assist in the playoffs . . . The Rangers are 7-2-2 when scoring first . . . Derek Stepan has a point in six of the eight games he's played . . . Nineteen-year-old Anthony Duclair's setup of Carl Hagelin's fifth goal was his sixth assist, which ties him for sixth among rookies.

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Bravo Beckham

Odell Beckham Jr.'s amazing one-handed touchdown catch for the Giants drew a huge ovation when shown on the center-ice scoreboard.

 

Saving time and trouble

Having the extra time by not flying to Buffalo was a plus, said Dan Girardi. "We caught a break. But it'll come back to us when we have to play back-to-back in Buffalo in February."