From June 4-20, BlueshirtsUnited.com is counting down some of the most memorable moments for several Rangers players in 2011-12. We continue today with a look back at forward Derek Stepan's sophomore year in the NHL, which saw him improve on his 2011-12 scoring totals with 34 assists and 51 points. He also played a big role in the playoff run, notching one goal to go along with eight assists -- including a three-point performance in the crucial Game 6 at Ottawa that kept the Blueshirts season from a premature ending.
No. 5 -- April 28 vs. Caps at MSG (Round 2, Game 1)
Stepan springs Chris Kreider for the game-winning goal at 7:00 of third period.
No. 4 -- Dec. 3 at Tampa Bay
Stepan scores game-winner at 16:41 of the third period as winning streak reaches five.
No. 3 -- March 4 vs. Bruins at MSG
Stepan gets winner at 12:21 of third as Rangers open up 10-point lead in Eastern Conference.
No. 2 -- Feb. 19 vs. Blue Jackets at MSG
Stepan strikes just 22 seconds into overtime to send Columbus packing.
No. 1 -- April 23 at Ottawa (Round 1, Game 6)