Brassard Leading Rangers' Survival: Derick Brassard had two helpers in a 4-3 overtime win over Boston on Thursday. (Updated 5/24/13)
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Derick Brassard also won 11 of 17 faceoffs in the win. Received in the Marian Gaborik deadline deal with Columbus, Brassard leads the Rangers with 12 points and is ranked sixth in NHL playoff scoring heading into Friday's action. (Updated 5/24/13).
05/24/2013 14:07 Brassard Leading Rangers' Survival
Brassard had two helpers in a 4-3 overtime win over Boston on Thursday.Received in the Marian Gaborik deadline deal with Columbus, Brassard leads the Rangers' with 12 points and is ranked sixth in NHL playoff scoring heading into Friday's action.
05/14/2013 13:48 Star Rising For Rangers' Brassard
Brassard picked up two more assists in Monday's Game 7 win over Washington, giving him points in five straight playoff games.With nine points in this postseason, he's tied with some elite names -- Jarome Iginla, Milan Lucic, Sidney Crosby -- for third in scoring. Overall since joining the Rangers, Brassard's on a point-per-game pace, as it appears the change of scenery from Columbus has done the playmaking center a world of good.
05/13/2013 22:47 Lundqvist, Rangers blank Caps again to win Game 7
Led by Henrik Lundqvist's 35 saves in a second consecutive shutout, and goals from some unlikely sources, the New York Rangers beat the Washington Capitals 5-0 in Game 7 Monday night to reach the Eastern Conference semifinals.
No longer a young prospect with upside, Derick Brassard heads into this season as a 25-year-old former first round pick who's dangerously close to being labeled a bust; he's never recorded more than 17 goals or 47 points in a season despite multiple chances to center for an all-world talent like Rick Nash. The Blue Jackets will be counting on Brassard to emerge from Nash's shadow and become one of the new offensive leaders on the roster, but, if he keeps producing at the same mediocre level that he has so far, it's hard to see him keeping a top-six role over competition from a developing Ryan Johansen and new additions like Nick Foligno and Brandon Dubinsky. This will be a make-or-break year for Brassard in Columbus, where he either starts living up to his potential or brands himself as yet another failed Jackets draft pick who needs a fresh start elsewhere to salvage his career. (Updated 8/14/12)