Note: That First Goal Really Helped Chris Kreider

In his fourth game as a professional hockey player, and with the Rangers on the verge of elimination, rookie Chris Kreider converted a pass from Derek Stepan that ended up being the game winner.

Kreider went on to score four more goals in the playoffs, one more game winner, but credited that first goal with getting himself comfortable.

He said “for me, it was a little bit of a blur” and added that it took some of the pressure and weight off of his shoulders.

Kreider added that he was glad to get a shot with the Rangers in the playoffs and “It was just good to get up there and play with some good guys.”