After an extended scoring drought, the Rangers’ offense was revitalized in back-to-back games by posting a combined seven goals — two more than they managed in their previous four contests combined.
Rick Nash’s return certainly played a significant role in the four goals the Blueshirts notched in Thursday’s 4-1 victory over the Lightning, and the power play has begun to show signs of life.
The formation of the grinding, blue-collar Ryan Callahan-Derek Stepan-Taylor Pyatt line shouldn’t be underscored, either. Of the seven goals in the past two games, the newly formed troika accounted for three — one from each member of the new unit — and it consistently has maintained pressure in the opposition’s zone with an aggressive forecheck, an affinity to win battles all over the ice and an ability to cycle the puck.
Callahan-Stepan-Pyatt trio igniting Blueshirts
New York Post | Mar 3