New York Rangers Rookie Stepan Looked Impressive In SO Win Over Ottawa

October 1st, 2010 by Mike Stainkamp Leave a reply »
Derek Stepan looked impressive once again for the Rangers in their 5-4 shootout win over the Ottawa Senators at The Garden. He was able to score once in regulation and added a goal during the shootout to help the Rangers improve to 4-1-0 this preseason, as they prepare for the season opener Saturday, Oct. 9th in Buffalo.

Leading 1-0 in the second period, Stepan won a faceoff in the Rangers' zone and was able to break out along with Ruslan Fedotenko for a 2-on-1 opportunity.

Fedotenko blasted a shot on net from the right side and Stepan was able to muscle his way past the defender to put the puck in the back of the net for a shorthanded goal.

The Rangers blew a 2-0 lead and had to battle back to tie the game at 4-4 late in the third period. Marc Staal scored the game-tying goal and took a hard hit into the boards. He was seen on the ice, in pain, but with a smile on his face by the time his teammates reached him to celebrate the goal.

After Frolov failed to score on the Rangers first shootout attempt, Stepan came through to give them a 1-0 lead. Daniel Alfredsson scored for the Senators to tie it at 1-1. Erik Christiansen then sco ...

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