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...were both a part of 16 goals. And two postseason goals. And they were on the ice with each other the most.
Sensing a theme? Yes, Derek Stepan might be the Rangers' most important offensive player. Not only was he great with Nash, but he also played well with Ryan Callahan.
They were involved in 16 goals—either Callahan assisting on a Stepan goal or vice versa—as well as two postseason goals.
According to BehindTheNet.ca, the two were on the ice with each other the most.
From this data, the Rangers could conclude that an ideal first line will be Callahan, Stepan and Nash.
Either way, Derek Stepan has proven that he can be effective with almost anyone.
Stepan and Callahan not only create offense together, but they are also stingy on the penalty kill.
The two will likely see significant time together for the Americans in Sochi.