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Video: Brassard breaks Rangers’ lengthy drought

Derick Brassard

New York Rangers’ Derick Brassard (16) celebrates his goal with teammates as he returns to the bench during the second period period of a first-round NHL playoff hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)


Goals have been very hard to come by lately for both the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals, so Derick Brassard’s 1-0 tally could be a big one in Game 3.

It was a beautiful play between Brassard, Martin St. Louis and Rick Nash, as you can see below:

If you feel like Brassard is the only Rangers player who’s scoring, you’re not totally outrageous. He has five of their 16 postseason goals, and has been the only one to find the net in some time:

The bright side for the Rangers: the Capitals haven’t exactly been lighting up the scoreboard, either.