The first period was scoreless, with the Rangers, who had the only power play at 1:24 when Derek Dorsett went off for charging, but didn’t capitalize, were on their heels early, as the Jackets took the body whenever possible. Marc Staal had the best chance with the man advantage. Erik Christensen took a pass from Alex Frolov and cut through the slot but his wrister missed wide in another quality opportunity and the Dubinsky-Anisimov-Callahan line has a very good shift late, penning in the Jackets. The Rangers were less scrambly defensively until near the end of the session. Staal, who played a period-high 9:28, went down hard along the left boards at 17:40 but skated off the ice on his own. The Fedotenko-Stepan-Gaborik line had no shots, but the Rangers ended ahead, 10-7.