/Dan Girardi's second-period goal lifts Rangers over Flames

Dan Girardi's second-period goal lifts Rangers over Flames

10:50 p.m. EDT October 25, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — The start of this season has not been seamless for Dan Girardi and the New York Rangers.

After 10 games, both the player and team hope their games are rounding into shape.

“He’s coming along,” New York coach Alain Vigneault said after Girardi broke a tie late in the second period in New York’s 4-1 win over the Calgary Flames.

Girardi passed Mark Messier for 10th on the Rangers’ career games played list.

“It was our third game in four nights,” Vigneault said. “We were able to find our rhythm in the second half of the game.”

Oscar Lindberg, Kevin Klein and Derick Brassard also scored. The Rangers (6-2-2) have won three of their last five and earned points in all five games.

“Our record is really good,” Girardi said. “But at the same time, we know in here that maybe one or two games we played a 60-minute game really hard. I think you need to find a way to get that 60-minute game.”

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