Chris Kreider, New York Rangers forward, scores the 50th goal in a home loss for Chris Kreider

NEW YORK — New York RangersForward Chris KreiderHe scored his 50th goal of this season Tuesday night. This was only the fourth time in the history of the team.

Kreider was with the goaltender in his 10th NHL season. Igor ShesterkinPull during a loss of 4-2 to the Carolina HurricanesA battle between the top teams of the Metropolitan Division.

Kreider is an important player on New York's top team and is a regular in the power play. He is well placed to set the franchise's single-season all-time record. Jaromir JagrScored 54 times in 2005-06 as a Ranger

Kreider (30), is now tied with Vic Hadfield (51) in 1971-72 and is only two short of second. Adam GravesHe finished with 52 points in 1993-94, which was the same season that the Rangers won the Stanley Cup last year.

He's a special player. He is a special player. Hadfield, who was the Rangers' 262nd goal scorer and retired No. From the Madison Square Garden rafters, hangs Hadfield's 11 jersey. “Nobody is happier that me. You couldn't ask for a better kid.

Gerard Gallant, New York coach, concurred.

“It is amazing that he has scored 50 goals. He said that it was amazing and it was great to see. It's an amazing feat. He's had a great season. We are sorry we lost. He deserves our admiration.”

The Rangers, who are well-known for lavish celebrations after significant events, couldn't stop praising Kreider's goal that reduced New York's deficit by one in the final minutes of an important match.

Kreider declared after the game, “It's something we can talk about probably another day.” It is hard to recover from a game like this. Although we were there, we were doing many good things. If we could have won the game, this would have meant so much more.

Carolina was able to pull Shesterkin again. Sebastian AhoTo secure victory, he buried an empty net goal. With 104 points, Hurricanes lead Rangers by four. Both teams have eight remaining games.

Andrei Svechnikov, Seth Jarvis Jordan StaalAho scored two assists and also scored for Hurricanes. K'Andre MillerWith his seventh goal of the season, he opened the scoring for Rangers.

Kreider was a Rangers' first-round selection in 2009. He has one of the most surprising seasons you will see from a power forward. Kreider signed one of recent years' most controversial big-money deals. The $6.5 million salary cap hit and a career with only 28 goals, Kreider, a native of Massachusetts, certainly had something to prove heading into the season.

Many people in the company could not have imagined 50 goals. This includes 25 on the powerplay and three short-handed tallies.

Kreider was then asked later in postgame media availability if he ever dreamed to score 50.

He said, “I had always dreamed of raising Stanley Cup.”

The Rangers are on the right track to at least have a chance of that happening later in the year.

This report was contributed by The Associated Press.

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