Take the New York Rangers off Broadway and they suddenly know how to shine again. Derek Stepan scored late in the second period, Antti Raanta made 30 saves for his eighth career shutout and the Rangers defeated the Los Angeles Kings 3-0 on Saturday night. Ryan McDonagh added a power-play goal and Rick Nash scored an empty-netter for the Rangers, who have won eight of their last 10 road games.
No. 1 Star: Jonathan Marchessault, Florida Panthers
When Andong Song started playing hockey in China at age 6, he wore figure skates on his feet and had to use the straight parts of short-track speedskating rinks for practice. Song, the first Chinese player selected in the NHL draft, envisions a day when that sort of cross-global exodus is no longer necessary for kids growing up in China. With the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China is eager to step up its game and the league is intrigued by the potential of a new nontraditional market with 1.4 billion people that might take to hockey like it did basketball. "It's a place that hasn't had that much of an opportunity to be introduced to what everybody acknowledges is a great game," commissioner Gary Bettman said.