NHL Playoffs 2012: 5 Key Takeaways for the New York Rangers Following Game 1

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NHL Playoffs 2012: 5 Key Takeaways for the New York Rangers Following Game 1
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Pretty darn good start, don't you think Ranger fans?

Game 1 of the New York Rangers series against the Ottawa Senators was a clear success for the home squad. 

The Rangers jumped out to a 3-0 lead after two periods thanks to goals from Ryan Callahan, Marian Gaborik and Brian Boyle, eventually putting the game away on a third period Brad Richards marker. 

While it wasn't the most gorgeous game of hockey ever played, Rangers coach John Tortorella ought to be very satisfied with his team's effort. From the performances of his goaltender and captain to the Rangers' mastery of the little things, Game 1 was all positive for the home side. 

Here's a look at five key things the Rangers can take away from their game one victory: 

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