Originally posted on Rangers Review  |  Last updated 11/10/11
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When the Rangers played the Sens last time they had some very different looking lines. This time they matched up with the Sens with a red hot trio of Artem Anisimov, Derek Stepan, and Marian Gaborik leading the way. And did they ever lead the way. Gaborik with 2 goals, Stepan with a goal and 2 assists, Anisimov with 2 assists, and probably should have gotten credit for a 3rd since it was his great play that led to Gaboriks first goal. The line is forechecking like beasts (kind of the opposite of what we saw in Tampa tonight I suppose), creating turnovers, and capitalizing on those turnovers with consistency. The catalyst for the line seems to be Derek Stepan who is playing some truly phenomenal hockey right now. He seems to be on a one man mission to extricate the puck from the opposition, and deliver on the tape to a teammate for scoring chances after scoring chances after scoring chances. The Rangers may not have had many shots on goal, but they sure had quite a few quali...
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