Early in Game 1 of the 2014 Eastern Conference Final, the New York Rangers appear to have the speed to hang with the Montreal Canadiens.
Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault juggled his lines with blender like speed in the first period, and so Dominic Moore (usually a fourth-liner) and Martin St. Louis (usually a first-liner) were playing together when the Rangers opened the scoring on Saturday afternoon.
Moore jumped on a loose puck following a Canadiens shot-block, and found St. Louis cross-crease with a spectacular, no-look, backhand feed:
Moore picked up his second assist on the period less than two minutes later when Mats Zuccarello scored to give the Rangers an early two-goal lead.
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