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Eric Staal doesn't need both hands on his stick to score a goal

The Rangers newest acquisition is asserting himself early.

Normally hockey players get the best results when they use both hands on their hockey stick. Not Eric Staal, who scored his second in a Rangers uniform since being traded to New York at the deadline earlier this month with just one hand.

Staal was able to make the move thanks to his full stride advantage on Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin. Not only that, it clearly caught Marc-Andre Fleury by surprise, who seemingly was expecting Staal to settle the puck instead of utilizing the one-handed poke.

One thing is for certain, Staal single handedly got the Rangers out to an early lead on the visiting Penguins. Wink wink, nudge nudge.