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John Tortorella moved Derek Stepan onto the Rangers’ first power play unit Saturday to better utilize his playmaking ability. Stepan responded on both the man advantage and even strength, notching a goal and an assist, as the Blueshirts won their fourth straight at the Garden, 3-0, over the Winnipeg Jets..
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When a rookie enters the National Hockey League and scores 21 goals and 45 points in his first professional season, you would normally consider that to be his "breakout" year. Those were the credentials of 21-year-old Derek Stepan in 2010-11, and although he put up such incredible numbers as a freshman, I don't classify it as his breakout period. He may have surpassed...
… Stepan had a monster game and totally deserved to wear The Broadway Hat. Although I have to say Biron rocks the hat better than Stepan. Not everyone can rock it the right way.
… say what you want but this team is winning because of the fine coaching John Tortorella is displaying. Torts knows how to energize this team and get them to play the right way. Unfortunately for the Torts haters, they won’t want to hear it but Torts will be here for a while so get [...]
Dave Lozo at NHL.com tweets this fantastic pre-game presser from John Tortorella...The following is the transcript of John Tortorella's pregame discussion with the media: "What does Stralman bring to the club?" "No idea.""Do you have any idea when he'll be available?" "No idea." "Any other news on Rupp?" "Nope."...
… Torts has done a fine job with this Rangers club despite certain fans who want him fired. The youth is on this team because of John Tortorella and more than just Sean Avery is showing energy because of John Tortorella unlike the players that showed absolutely no energy under their previous head coach Tom Renney. [...]
The New York Rangers have been looking for the right combination to go with Marian Gaborik for some time trying out countless groupings, but an injury to Wojtek Wolski might have finally allowed them to hit on the right one. Both Artem Anisimov and Derek Stepan have struggled at times early in the season to repeat the work they did for New York last year finding themselves on the...
The ‘Sophomore Slump’ plagues many. Just ask Carey Price, Patrik Berglund and Tyler Myers, just to name a few. Here’s one Rangers’ fans hope can avoid the ‘Sophomore Slump’. Derek Stepan. Coming off an 82 game, 21 goal, 45 point, +8 rookie season is Derek Stepan. Stepan started his rookie year out with a bang. [...]
After a long road trip that brought the New York Rangers to all ends of the world, they looked at the homestand that lasted the past two weeks as an opportunity to find their game and get into a groove. After winning four of the six games they played at the newly renovated Madison Square Garden, I think it's safe to say that the Blueshirts have found their game, and are playing...
Things certainly seem that way for the New York Rangers who finished their homestand by shutting out the Winnipeg Jets by a score of 3-0.
With the win, the team extended its winning streak at the Garden and its winning streak in general to four games, to improve their record to 7-3-3 on the season. The win also enabled the Blueshirts to finish their six game homestand with a 4-1...
Pretty good homestand afterall, eh? 4-1-1 sounds better than 4-2, which is really what it was, right? I mean, if the breakaway contest win is a win, the breakaway contest loss should be a loss. But, you know, this is the NHL.
No matter how you slice it, that’s nine points out of 12 on the ‘stand, and 17 of 26 points for the season.
1) Derek Stepan. I know not...
Marian Gaborik scored on an odd-man rush and into an empty net in the third period and Derek Stepan had a goal and an assist to help the New York Rangers beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-0 Sunday night.
Martin Biron stopped 23 shots for his first shutout in more than two years, improving to 3-0 in his fourth appearance of the season.
The Rangers won their fourth straight despite another...
Marian Gaborik scored on an odd-man rush and into an empty net in the third period and Derek Stepan had a goal and an assist to help the New York Rangers beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-0 Sunday night. Martin Biron stopped 23 shots for his first shutout in more than two years, improving to 3-0 in his fourth appearance of the season.
JOHN TORTORELLA said last Thursday that Wojtek Wolski had reinjured his groin when he was “accordioned” into the corner boards by an Anaheim player.
NEW YORK (AP) - Marian Gaborik scored on an odd-man rush and into an empty net in the third period and Derek Stepan had a goal and an assist to help the New York Rangers beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-0 Sunday night.
Martin Biron stopped 23 shots fo...
Amazing the difference a week makes. Going into last Monday’s game against the San
Jose the New York Rangers stood at 3-3-3 without having played a single
complete game in bunch. Questions about
the offense, defense and even energy level of the team were running rampant
while panic was festering in the fan base.
Fast forward a week and four wins later and the mood...