Fourth-liner Darroll Powe, one of the Rangers’ key penalty killers, may have suffered a concussion at 3:51 of the second period as he went to check Matt Hendricks in the neutral zone. Powe flipped over Hendricks and hit his head on the ice, clearly looking unconscious as trainer Jim Ramsey attended to him.

A woozy Powe eventually was helped from the ice, his 300th NHL game over after logging 2:27 in four shifts.

"In a short period of time he’s made a big impression and he fits in really well here," Derek Stepan said of Powe, acquired from the Wild on Feb. 4. "He’s a big part of our team already. It was noticeable from his first game here."

Coach John Tortorella said he had no update and that Powe would be reevaluated today. That means, for now, rookie Chris Kreider will remain with the Rangers.

Kreider, recalled from Connecticut (AHL) on Saturday, just one day after being sent to the Whale, was a healthy scratch for his second straight NHL game.

Nash plays

RW Rick Nash logged 22:33 with a team-high eight shots after being questionable for the game. Nash missed Saturday’s practice as a "maintenance day" after an off-day Friday and the Rangers recalled Kreider as a precaution.

Nash, who extended his point streak to four games with an assist, said he never doubted he would play.

"I don’t think so," Nash said. "I just felt good in warm-ups. I had an extra day to rest the body. It’s just been a lot off games in a quick amount."