Originally posted on NBC New York  |  Last updated 12/12/11
The Rangers must feel nervous that they aren't going to wind up making good television when they make their HBO debut this week. As we all know, good drama requires conflict or obstacles to overcome with great difficulty and the Rangers haven't had much of either recently. They crushed the Panthers 6-1 at the Garden on Sunday night, completing a weekend sweep in grand fashion after making a short hop to Buffalo for a 4-1 win on Saturday. Singling out individual players for the two wins isn't easy because everyone who stepped on the ice played awfully well, but Sunday night's biggest star was probably Derek Stepan. He scored one of the prettier goals you'll see all year on a shorthanded (when the play started, anyway), end-to-end rush that ended with Stepan firing high for a spectacular goal. He added another goal and an assist later in the contest, capping a terrific night and continuing an outstanding season. He had lots of help, though, and the story of this current Rangers hot s...
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