When winger Martin St. Louis' relationship with Tampa Bay soured late in the regular season and he was traded to the New York Rangers, he found himself with a new club for the first time since 2000.

After racking up 29 goals, 61 points in 62 games with the Lightning, he had one goal, eight points over 19 games the balance of the regular season with New York.

"There was definitely an adjustment period," St. Louis said Friday before he and the Rangers opened an Eastern Conference second-round playoff series against the Penguins at Consol Energy Center.

His production eventually picked up. He had a goal and three assists over the final five games of the regular season, and two goals, four assists in a six-game, opening-round series win against Philadelphia.

"I feel comfortable now with how everything looks in front of me," St. Louis said.

"You've got to find a way to integrate your game inside that structure. I've tried to do that since I've been here. It's something that you've got to stay on top of and work at every day."