Rick Nash finally broke through and scored his first playoff goal in the 2013 playoffs, but it wasn't enough as the New York Rangers lost to the Boston Bruins 5-2 in Game 2 on Sunday.
He now has a single tally on 32 shots in this postseason, giving him a 3.1 shooting percentage. He had 21 goals in 44 games during the regular season. Ryan Callahan scored a beauty for New York's other tally today.
Henrik Lundqvist had some great moments in Game 2 against the Boston Bruins, but the 5-2 score will prompt many to blame him for the New York Rangers' 5-2 loss on Sunday.
He seemed to tweak his arm during the game. While he didn't miss any time, it's something to survey in the time between now and Game 3. Newsday's Arthur Staple reports that Lundqvist hasn't allowed five goals in a single postseason game since 2009.
The Boston Bruins' offensive outburst overshadows the fact that Tuukka Rask had another great performance in a 5-2 win against the New York Rangers in Game 2 on Sunday.
Rask has now won three games in a row. Rask now has nearly the same save percentage (.928) as he did during his excellent regular season (.929). It's getting tougher and tougher to deny that Rask is one of the better options among goalies, even if he isn't as flashy as Tim Thomas.
Jaromir Jagr remains snakebitten as he was unable to score a goal against the New York Rangers even as the Boston Bruins won 5-2 in Game 2.
Jagr hasn't scored a point in this series after having four assists in the Bruins' seven-game series against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Patrice Bergeron set him up for a great chance late in the third, but Henrik Lundqvist (or the post) prolonged his frustrations.
Patrice Bergeron is on fire, continuing his scoring streak from that breakout performance in Game 7 of the Boston Bruins' first-round series.
He now has points in three straight games as he had two assists in Game 2, including setting up a big Brad Marchand goal that gave Boston key insurance in an eventual 5-2 win. David Krejci also had a pair of apples while Marchand had a two-point output as well (1G, 1A).
It's obvious that Torey Krug is feeling it as he begins his playoff career.
He now has a goal in both of his first two postseason contests and added an assist for a two-point afternoon on Sunday. He was a big part of the Boston Bruins' 5-2 win against the New York Rangers in Game 2 and it's hard to imagine him losing his spot when the veteran defensemen are ready to return.
The Boston Bruins will be without defensemen Dennis Seidenberg and Wade Redden during Sunday's Game 2 against the New York Rangers.
Seidenberg was ruled out by Saturday, but Redden seemed like he had a chance to return. We'll see if either player can make it for Game 3 on Tuesday.