• Jason Chimera scored a goal in the Capitals’ 3–2 win over the Rangers in Game 2 of their series on Monday. Chimera has scored four goals in seven career playoff games against the Rangers and only two goals in 24 playoff games against all other opponents.
Alex Ovechkin ended the worst playoff scoring drought of his NHL career with a third-period game-winning goal for the Capitals. Ovechkin did not record a point in the Capitals’ Game 7 victory at Boston in the first round or in Game 1 of the current series versus the Rangers. It was the first time that Ovechkin has been held without a point in consecutive playoff games in his NHL career. (Ovechkin has now played in 46 NHL playoff games.)
• Jonathan Quick has won his last seven road playoff games and he hasn’t allowed more than two goals in any of those games. Only three other goaltenders in NHL history won seven straight road playoff games while allowing no more than two goals in any of them: Ken Dryden (eight-game streak from 1977 to 1978), Turk Broda (eight-game streak, 1948-1950) and Martin Brodeur (seven-game streak in 1995).
Dustin Brown recorded the second three-assist game of his NHL career to lead the Kings to a 5–2 win at St. Louis and a 2–0 lead in their second-round series. Brown’s other three-assist game was in a regular-season L.A. victory at Toronto on Jan. 26, 2010. Brown has four shorthanded points this postseason (two goals, two assists); over the last 15 years the only player with that many in one postseason was Henrik Zetterberg, who had five shorthanded points in 2007.