2014-15: Posted first career hat trick 4/4 vs. PIT... Posted career-high in goals (20) and points (48) with 2-1-3 2/6 vs. STL... Had career-best 8-game point streak 12/27-1/14... Picked up 100th career CBJ point (assist) in 500th career NHL game 12/31 vs. MIN... Had 2-1-3, including 100th career NHL goal, 12/18 vs. WSH... Had career high 6-game assist streak (3-6-9) 10/9-10/23.
2013-14: Scored GWG 2:49 into OT in Game 4 of Eastern Conference Quarters vs. PIT on 4/26 to give Columbus the 1st home playoff victory in franchise history... Scored career-high 18th goal 3/21 vs. NYR... Skated in 400th career NHL game 10/12 vs. BOS.
Career: Recorded 100th career NHL assist 4/17/13 at ANA... Scored 1st career NHL goal 10/18/07 vs. MTL (opposing goalie: C. Price) Made NHL debut 10/3/07 at TOR Spent 3 seasons in OHL with Sudbury (196 GP; 65-131-196)... Member of U.S. National Development Team in 2003-04.
For our team, as a group, we've never been this far before, and so it's just more lessons learned, and sometimes you have to go to the school of hard knocks to find out what works and what doesn't. We've got a young group. They've played some unreal hockey here to get us this far, and we showed if we're not going to play the proper way, a really, really good hockey team is going to beat you, and that's what they did. It's a lesson learned.
— Lightning coach Jon Cooper after Rangers win in Game 6 forced a Game 7 that will be played at Madison Square Garden on Friday