Backed by strong performances from Derek Stepan and Carl Hagelin, the New York Rangers skated past the Tampa Bay Lightning on the road, 3-2. For a full box score, head over to Yahoo! Sports.
...Welcome to the season Derek Stepan and Carl Hagelin. Excellent, hard-nosed performances by them to end respective goal droughts. Felt Taylor Pyatt really drove that second line tonight, though. Did the hard work and was willing to pay the price.
...The team will start to roll of wins if they get the production they got from their second line tonight every night.
...Everyone was worried about Marty Biron starting against the red-hot (or maybe white-hot?) Lightning. 30 saves and an important W later, Torts pushed the right button. Great start by the backup, who looked sharp. He'll be needed throughout the year in spots similar to this.
...Rangers first win of the season while being out shot (1-4).
Keep reading for my thoughts on Rick Nash's goal and Torts' concern about the ...