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Derek Stepan was sporting a battle scare after the team’s 3-1 loss in Game 5 against the Bruins that eliminated the Rangers from the postseason. The cut, which he sustained early in the game, shows just how much the players must sacrifice during the postseason.

After the game, Stepan spoke with MSG Network’s John Giannone and said that he felt the pieces were in place for a contending team, how the team will learn from the loss, how the Rangers didn’t start the series how they wanted, the team’s failed expectations and more.

Find out what Stepan had to say after Game 5, then share your thoughts in the comments section below.

May 26 - 2:04am