Steve Zipay takes you inside the locker room, home and on the road, with the New York Rangers, and also writes about the NHL, off and on the ice.
Post-game Xtra: Stepan's PPG the winner in 2-1 defeat of Caps
There's a main game story and notebook with the key storylines elsewhere here on newsday.com.
Here's more quotes, stats and observations:
So the Rangers are 8-3-1 after losing the first two games of the season, and had a season-high 20 shots on goal in the first, a very good sign.
But the key was the sixth PPG of the year, by Derek Stepan, his second goal in the last...