Video: Rangers get off to a good start

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A 2-0 first period went so well for the New York Rangers, you almost expected a Rick Nash goal.

That didn’t happen, but they did score their first power-play goal since April 20 (Game 2 of their first-round series against the Philadelphia Flyers) in Game 5 on Friday:

Derick Brassard made it 2-0 with about four and a half minutes in the opening frame:

The easiest way to illustrate the turnaround is that the Rangers fired more shots (17) on Marc-Andre Fleury in the first period tonight than they did in all of Game 4 (15).