He played over 20 minutes last night but was only 25% on faceoffs and is 45% on the season.
Stepan only has three points in the last eight games, John Tortorella said on Monday that Stepan is still going through the process:
"I always compare him to Brad Richards in where he is so hard on himself. He is such a student of the game. He knows that he needs to be part of this as far as secondary scoring. He has killed penalties very well. It has been a little bit of a fight for him and it's going to be. He is just a young man in the game and I am glad he got rewarded at the end."A few weeks ago Brian Leetch compared Stepan to a young Brad Richards. John Tortorella has compared the two players before.