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Rangers’ Matt Rempe shines in his first postseason appearance and is confident in his playoff abilities.

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Summarize this content in 2000 words in 6 paragraphs. New York Rangers rookie Matt Rempe set the tone for the team early Sunday afternoon in their 4-1 Game 1 victory over the Washington Capitals. Rempe scored the team’s first goal in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The score came in the second period. And before anyone knew it, Rangers were up 3-0 by the time the game entered the second intermission. The forward, who has become a fan favorite over the year, heard his name sung at Madison Square Garden. It only solidified his performance even more and seemed to give him the confidence to do it again for the rest of the postseason, as long as the Rangers are in it. ‘I know my game. I know I can skate well and be physical. I think it can be very difficult to play low, protect the pucks and get to the net,” Rempe told ESPN. “I think I’m built for the play-offs. I think that’s where you want to play, and I was happy with how tonight went.” Not only did Rempe turn the heads of the fans at the Garden, but he believed even more in his veteran head coach, Peter Laviolette. ISLANDERS OWNER JON LEDECKY SURPRISES FAMILIES GOING THROUGH TOUGH TIMES WITH PLAYOFF TICKETS, SWAG PACKAGES “That was a big goal to put energy into the building, maybe because it was him too, putting some more extra juice into the building” , said Laviolette. “And then you can get another one right afterward. That was a turning point in the game.” Rempe’s score came off the stick of Jimmy Vesey, who also scored in the second period. “(Rempe) scoring made the fans crazy, and we scored two more goals in the next few minutes. Vesey said. “He definitely gets the crowd involved in the game and as a team with home ice advantage you’re going to try to feed that energy into the crowd.” Artemi Panarin and Chris Kreider also scored for the Rangers. Washington’s Martin Fehervary put the Capitals on the board in the second period. Game 2 is scheduled for Tuesday night in New York. The Associated Press contributed to this report. Follow Fox News Digital’s sports coverage on X and subscribe to the Fox News Sports Huddle newsletter.