recorded one of his two goals during a second-period barrage that carried the New York Rangers to an 8-4 throttling of the Ottawa Senators.
Benoit Pouliot, John Moore and Ryan McDonagh also tallied during a middle session in which the Rangers outscored Ottawa by a 4-0 margin en route to handing the spiraling Senators a fourth straight loss.
Rick Nash also lit the lamp twice in New York's highest scoring output of the season, with Brassard adding an assist and Henrik Lundqvist coming up with 35 saves.
Both Ottawa goaltenders struggled, with starter Robin Lehner stopping just 23- of-28 shots on the night and Nathan Lawson making 10-of-12 saves in the third period before exiting with an injury.
Mike Hoffman, Mika Zibanejad, Milan Michalek and Bobby Ryan all had goals for the Senators.
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