NEW YORK, NY - MAY 21: Derek Stepan #21 of the New York Rangers and Jaromir Jagr #68 of the Boston Bruins fight for the puck in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 21, 2013 in New York City.
It's important to always have our [defensemen] up the ice ... Within a game it's important for defenseman to get up the ice and make it a four-man rush. I can't tell you exactly if [Game 4] it happened at a certain point, but as a group they're focusing on it and trying to get better.
He’s done it all year long ... It’s nothing different. It’s the playoffs and the [defense] is going to have to continue to log big minutes.
I don’t know if anybody saw me sneaking in, I might have just kind of gotten lucky and flew under the radar for a second thereMore quotes »
Rangers get goals from surprising sources
Rangers crushed the Capitals, 5-0, to win the series at the Verizon Center.Rangers stars Rick Nash , Brad Richards , Derek Stepan and Ryan Callahan were quiet until Callahan scored the fourth goal -- the back-breaker -- just 13 seconds into the third period. Read more »
Rick Nash has been held in check through four games by Capitals
are congregating on Rick Nash."They're shrinking the zone," said Nash, the elite power forward who has one assist -- on Derek Stepan 's Game 3 winner -- in four games against Washington. "To beat that, I've got to use the weak-side 'D' and figure it out."In Read more »
Tortorella isn't dwelling on the negatives of Rangers' 2-0 deficit to Capitals
out more productive line combinations. During Game 2, he moved Rick Nash away from Brad Richards and onto a line with Derek Stepan and Ryan Callahan ."I'm trying to develop more offense, and Hags [Carl Hagelin] was fighting it a bit and I wanted to get Nasher Read more »
John Tortorella: Derek Stepan 'our most consistent player'
center Derek Stepan leads the Rangers in points (42), assists (25) and plus-minus (+23). After tallying just 10 points during the first two months of the season, Stepan turned it on for the stretch run, and added a goal and assist against Carolina on Thursday Read more »
Rangers' playoff hopes take a hit with 4-2 loss to Flyers
and never trailed. Down 3-1 and after failing on five power plays, the Rangers turned up the pressure in the third period. Derek Stepan scooped up Ryan Callahan 's blocked shot and scored his 15th goal of the season at 7:28, beating Mason (38 saves) stick Read more »
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Stepan Nicked In NY's Loss
Derek Stepan left the ice under his own power in the first period of Saturday's Game 5 tilt against the Bruins after he took a puck to the face. He returned shortly afterward, and skated 25 shifts in New York's 3-1 loss. (Updated 5/25/13) No information available 5/25/13 from CBS Sports Read more »
Rangers' Stepan Snaps Out Of Slump
Derek Stepan contributed a goal and an assist in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over Boston. (Updated 5/24/13) No information available at this time (Updated 5/24/13). Derek Stepan snuck in behind the Boston net, swiped the puck from Zedeno Chara for a wrap around from CBS Sports Read more »
Rangers top Bruins in OT, force Game 5 in Boston
Conference semifinals. "Tonight is a good example of just how deep we are," Kreider said. "There is no quit in this room." Derek Stepan and Brian Boyle scored tying goals in the third period for the Rangers, who even found a bit of success on the power play. from KansasCity.com Read more »
Blueshirts finally flick on the ‘power’ switch
23 straight power plays without scoring since the Washington series. But as Boyle came down the middle of the ice, Derek Stepan put a perfect pass on his stick, and he had enough time to measure Rask and beat him cleanly. The power had been turned back on. from New York Post Read more »
Bruins bad in big way
Rask tripping on the ice as a dribbler slid Buckner-esque by him and into the net? Was it Zdeno Chara allowing the Rangers’ Derek Stepan to sneak up behind him, take the puck and score a wraparound goal off a shocked, asleep-at-the-switch Rask? Was it a too-many-men from Boston Herald Read more »