The No. 1 overall pick needed 16 games to get his first two points, but he earned six points over the next six games, including five in a recent four-game scoring streak.
Stephenson: Quinn finally puts struggling Zibanejad with Panarin
Rangers' coach couldn't avoid it any longer, and paired his No. 1 center with the team's top scorer.
Stephenson: Developing top prospects remains Rangers' primary objective
David Quinn said tough losses to Bruins "are going to be so valuable for young players moving forward." The Rangers' youngsters "can learn an awful lot from the team like that.''
Stephenson: Rangers' Mlller is mature beyond his years
The Rangers' rookie defenseman is showing poise on and off the ice.
Stephenson: For Rangers, sometimes the best trades are ones you don't make
A player such as Pierre-Luc Dubois, who was traded to Winnipeg on Saturday, was not going to come cheaply.