Notes on the NY Rangers lines:

Ryan Callahan and Artem Anisimov looked at ease playing with Ruslan Fedotenko instead of Brandon Dubinsky throughout the entire game against Los Angeles. They combined for the Rangers’ first goal.

Dubinsky looked like he fit right in with Brad Richards and Marian Gaborik on the top line. That group worked together to score the go-ahead goal midway through the third period.

If Tortorella had his way (and the personnel), he would have kept Callahan and Anisimov with Dubinsky and slotted a different left wing in to play with Richards and Gaborik. But neither Fedotenko, Wojtek Wolski nor and Brian Boyle fit the part there in their preseason tryouts, so the coach was left with no choice in his mind but to play Dubinsky with the superstars.

The good news is that Fedotenko appears to work with Callahan and Anisimov because he’s a similar player to Dubinsky — a physical, forechecking winger who gets deep in the zone, takes the body and can cycle the puck.

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