In his first game wearing the Rangers sweater---and second shift---Brad Richards got a gift. He dodged David Steckel and his pass from the low left circle meant for Wojtek Wolski on the other side of the crease went off defenseman Adam Larsson's skate and past Martin Brodeur to tie the score at 1 at 4:22. Assists to Gaborik, Wolski
Adam Henrique had beaten Martin Biron on the power play, with Brian Boyle off, at 1:32, when he grabbed a loose puck near the left boards, glided in and flipped a backhander past the Blueshirts netminder.
Derek Stepan broke the tie at 5:43 when his high glove-side wrister from the right circle zipped past Brodeur. Assists: Fedotenko, Bell.
Shots after 20, 11-5 NYR.
The Rangers had one power play, and employed the five-forward look for the first time: Brad Richards as the QB, with Brian Boyle (Dubinsky wasn't playing tonight) down low with Ryan Callahan, Marian Gaborik and Wolksi along the boards. Close, but no shots, in 1:15.