VIDEO: Martin St. Louis scores after Rangers execute perfect rush play

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The New York Rangers can turn up the ice rather quickly. Speed and quickness in transition is a major strength of this team and they looked as strong as ever when they turned the puck up ice on a second-period power play.

After Brad Richards retrieved the puck in the Rangers’ zone, he sent it to Ryan McDonagh on the halfwall. With one quick look up, McDonagh sent a long pass to Chris Kreider at the Kings blue line. He dished it to a hard-charging Derek Stepan, who brought the puck over the line and skated in on a two-on-one with Martin St. Louis.

Stepan dished it over to St. Louis, who took an incredible shot over Jonathan Quick who could only hope to get a piece of the puck. He did not and the Rangers had a 3-1 lead off of their first power-play goal of the series.

That was just a clinical rush by the Rangers, showing off one of the more dangerous aspects of their game. In what amounts to a must-win game for New York, that’s the kind of thing they need more of to keep the Kings on their heels.

CBS Sports Writer

Chris Peters has been a hockey writer for CBS Sports since 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for numerous outlets and edited the United States of Hockey blog, covering the sport at all levels. Peters also... Full Bio

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