Stepan brought the puck out of his defensive zone and tossed the puck down toward Bernier’s net from center ice. Bernier squeezed his pads together but the puck trickled through his legs to give New York a 2–1 lead.
Stepan couldn’t help but smile.
Bernier had not played since Oct. 31 due to a lower-body injury.
- Dan Gartland