Derek Stepan C NYR 2 days ago

Stepan collected two assists in Wednesday's 6-5 OT loss to the Lightning.

The center has been red hot lately, racking up eight points in his last six games. He now has five goals and seven assists through 15 playoff games, but will face a stiff test in Game 4 with his team down 2-1 in the series.

Derek Stepan C NYR 6 days ago

Stepan broke a scoreless tie with just 12.7 seconds left in the second period of Saturday's Eastern Conference opener. He picked up a rebound and ripped it past the Lightning's Ben Bishop.

Bishop has just lost his stick in a melee at the net when a Rangers shot went off Bolts' defender Andrej Sustr. The puck went right to Stepan, who got rid of it quickly. It was his fourth goal of the postseason and extended his current point streak to four games and five points, including two goals.

Derek Stepan C NYR 1 week ago

Stepan buried the overtime game winner in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Capitals.

The center pounced on a rebound 11:24 into the overtime period, and wristed it past a sprawling Braden Holtby to send the Caps home for the summer. Stepan now has three goals and eight points through 12 playoff games this year, but none bigger than Wednesday's series clincher.

Derek Stepan C NYR 2 weeks ago

Stepan dished out a pair of helpers in Friday's Game 5 overtime win over the Capitals.

While Stepan is yet to score in the second round, the 24-year-old has collected three assists and fired 13 shots on goal. He's got six points in these playoffs, which isn't awful, but it's also not mind-blowing. With 35 points (12 goals) in 71 career playoff games, Stepan has never been a big postseason performer, but his clutch assist in overtime Friday could be a sign of things to come.

Derek Stepan C NYR 4 weeks ago

Stepan opened the scoring with a power-play marker in Friday's series-clinching Game 5 win over the Penguins.

It was the second goal of the playoffs for Stepan, who finishes the first round with three points in five games. The second-line center has looked dangerous this postseason, firing 24 shots on goal and helping the Rangers eliminate the Penguins in five games. New York will be awaiting the winner of the Capitals and Islanders series, so look for the 24-year-old to carry his strong play from the opening round into the second round.

Derek Stepan C NYR 1 month ago

Stepan scored his first goal of the playoffs and had an assist in Saturday's Game 2 loss to Pittsburgh.

A good night for Stepan, who was held pointless in Thursday's playoff opener. While the series is now tied 1-1, Stepan has looked dangerous in both contests, firing nine shots on goal. The second-line center is a big piece of the puzzle in New York and will need to continue to deliver if the Rangers hope to make a deep postseason run.

Derek Stepan C NYR 2 months ago

Stepan netted a pair of goals and an assist in Monday's come-from-behind win over Columbus.

Separated by approximately five minutes total game time, the team's best producing center tied the game and scored the game winner with less than a minute remaining in overtime. Stepan also enjoyed a 70-percent win percentages on face-offs while taking six shots on goal in just over 18 minutes of ice time. The Minnesota native, who needs just two points to tie a career high (57 in 2013-14) with three games remaining, has five points in his last two contests.

Derek Stepan C NYR 2 months ago

Stepan tallied a pair of assists, a plus-3 rating and a pair of penalty minutes Thursday in a 5-1 victor over Ottawa.

That's a couple big games in his last three for Step, who's collected three goals and two assists in that span. He's doing a good job making up the ground he lost while slumping through late February and the majority of March.

Derek Stepan C NYR 2 months ago

Stepan's three-point (two goals, one assist) effort helped rout the Ducks 7-2 on Sunday.

That's a big collective sigh for Stepan and company who hadn't scored more than two goals in a game in almost two weeks. As for the slumping Stepan, it's his first point in 12 tilts and first goal in 15 games. Although the 24-year-old has been alarmingly inconsistent since the beginning of the calendar year, perhaps this can get him moving in the right direction again. The Minnesota native is a plus-19 with 46 points in 57 games played.

Derek Stepan C NYR 2 months ago

Stepan recorded a team-high six shots on goal in Wednesday's 1-0 loss to the Blackhawks.

Stepan has been struggling lately, so it was good to at least see him getting a lot of chances. Despite his recent cold stretch, the center still has 11 goals and 32 assists in 55 games on the season, so there's reason to believe he'll break through on the score sheet soon.