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Video: Newly acquired St. Louis sets up game-winner for Rangers

Mar 7, 2014, 10:02 PM EDT

Martin St. Louis, picked up from the Tampa Bay Lightning in a blockbuster deal to kickoff Wednesday’s NHL trade deadline day, set up the game-winning goal for the New York Rangers on Friday.

St. Louis made a sweet cross-crease pass to Derek Stepan, who went top corner to give the Rangers a one-goal lead at the time on a late third-period power play. For St. Louis, it was his first point in a Rangers uniform, playing in his second game.

New York, trailing by a goal with less than eight minutes to go in regulation, scored three times in the final 6:36 to take a 4-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. It was part of a four-goal third-period eruption for the Rangers.

  1. icelovinbrotha215 - Mar 7, 2014 at 10:42 PM

    Something tells me that Stamkos is going to miss moments like this.

  2. nashernation - Mar 7, 2014 at 10:53 PM

    The defense played well tonight and the Blue Shirts played patient hockey. The Canes goalie was on fire tonight and the Rangers earned the two points. St Louis will get more comfortable and when he does look out Eastern Conference.

  3. barkar942 - Mar 8, 2014 at 1:27 AM

    Kreider still hasn’t learned to defend properly. Totally was asleep at the wheel on the Canes first goal.
    Canes goalie was awesome. Rangers were lucky because of two pucks put out of play, or they would have clearly lost this game.
    Too much stick checking and not enough body checking.

    • cofran2004 - Mar 8, 2014 at 9:01 AM

      clearly lost…? It was tied 2-2 when the pucks went out. Barring another penalty shot on a hook that didn’t look like much of a hook, I think the way they were playing, they would have at least made OT.

      • barkar942 - Mar 8, 2014 at 3:10 PM

        Without the 5 on 3 they would not have won that game. They were getting lots of great shots on goal, but couldn’t finish (hot Carolina goalie), and they still seemed a step behind the trap and high pressure defense that Carolina would quickly turn to scoring opportunities. Personally I don’t think Hank is back in the groove after his Olympic loss to Canada.
        They got two points. Wouldn’t have if it weren’t for the two delay of game penalties. I don’t think they would have scored again. The only way they would have gotten the extra point was maybe in a shootout.

  4. joey4id - Mar 8, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    Vintage St. Louis. Sather 1 – Yzerman 0

    No disrespect meant towards Y. Just reiterating that NYR got the best of the deal in the short term. That said I do hope the Bolts make the playoffs, and I still believe they should have traded for Brodeur.

  5. bbk1000 - Mar 9, 2014 at 5:55 PM

    Cam….Tuck your typing fingers in your @ss……you don’t work for The Enquirer………

    The Rangers were fleeced….

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