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Stepan NHL's No. 3 star of the month

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

On Monday, Rangers forward Derek Stepan was recognized by the National Hockey League for finishing second among all NHL players with 19 points in April, as he was named the NHL's Third Star of the Month.

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was the league's No. 1 star for April, and St. Louis goaltender Brian Elliott was the No. 3 star.

Here is a look at Stepan's accomplishments in the April:

Derek Stepan



Stepan finished second among skaters with 19 points (8-11—19) and recorded a +14 rating in 14 games as the Rangers clinched their third consecutive playoff berth and the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference. He registered points in 12 of 14 his games, including seven multi-point efforts, and tallied three game-winning goals -– April 1 vs. Winnipeg, April 21 vs. New Jersey and April 27 vs. New Jersey. The 22-year-old Hastings, Minn., native played in all 48 games for the Rangers this season and led the team in assists (26), points (44), plus/minus (+25) and game-winning goals (6).

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