The Rangers countered with just 14.
Thanks to the combination of Henrik Lundqvist playing out of his mind and Rick Nash getting behind the Dallas defense (thanks in part to a great pass from Lundqvist) the Rangers actually came away with the lead after such a dreadful period.
Oh, and about that Nash goal. It was his first of the season, and it was actually a pretty nice goal.
That's a great move by Nash once he had the puck on his stick, but what a pass by Lundqvist to get that play started. He was pretty much doing it all for the Rangers in the first period.
Nash missed nearly a month due to a concussion he suffered in the third game of the season. He was finally able to return to the lineup on Tuesday night against the Bruins.