Signed as a free agent on July 6 after helping the Detroit Red
Wings win three Stanley Cup titles in nine seasons, the
37-year-old Shanahan ranks among the league leaders with seven
goals and nine points.
Shanahan, who recorded his 600th goal in his debut with the
Rangers on October 5, set his career high when he netted 52 with
the St. Louis Blues in 1993-1994.
Shanahan scored a power-play goal in the second period and
Martin Straka added his third tally of the season in the third
session for the Rangers in Monday's 4-2 victory over the New
Nashville began the year with three losses for the first time in
franchise history before bouncing back with consecutive
victories over the Phoenix Coyotes and the New York Islanders.
Paul Kariya netted the shootout clincher on his 32nd birthday
and Steve Sullivan added his third of the season to lead the
Predators in Monday's 2-1 triumph over the Islanders.
Petr Prucha scored twice and Jaromir Jagr added another goal as
the Rangers posted a 5-1 win over Nashville in their most recent
matchup on December 8, 2005.