Tampa Bay 3, NY Rangers 2

Thursday, December 8, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 12-14-0-2 7-4-0-0 5-10-0-2 W1
NY Rangers 15-6-1-3 7-2-0-2 8-4-1-1 L2


Dominic Moore tied the game late in regulation and recorded the only shootout goal as the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning snapped a five-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday.
Mathieu Garon made six of his 28 saves in overtime and stopped two in the shootout for the win.
Moore tied the game 2-2 for the Lightning with a shorthanded goal, flipping a backhander over goalie Henrik Lundqvist’s shoulder with 1:57 remaining in regulation. It was Tampa Bay’s first shorthanded goal of the season and it snapped a 24-game streak without a goal for Moore.
Tampa Bay was without former Hart Trophy winner Marty St. Louis, whose consecutive game streak ended at 499 after he was hit by a puck near the left eye at the morning skate Thursday. St. Louis suffered facial and nasal fractures and is out indefinitely according to the team.
The Rangers had taken a 2-1 lead 13:23 into the second period on Artem Anisimov's shorthanded goal. The Lightning took exception to the goal celebration by Anisimov, who faked a rifle shot at Garon and the goal. That caused a melee that produced almost 40 minutes in penalties.
Rangers’ center Brad Richards had an assist to extend his point streak to seven games.

Top Game Performances

Tampa Bay   NY Rangers
Ryan Malone 1 Points Artem Anisimov 1
Ryan Malone 1 Goals Artem Anisimov 1
Eric Brewer 1 Assists Michael Del Zotto 1
N/A Power Play Goals Ryan Callahan 1
Dominic Moore 1 Short Handed Goals Artem Anisimov 1
Mathieu Garon .933 Save Percentage Henrik Lundqvist .935
Mathieu Garon 28 Saves Henrik Lundqvist 29

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Tampa Bay 31 3 0-4 5-6 34 28
NY Rangers 30 2 1-6 4-4 30 22

Upcoming Games

  • NY Rangers will play its next game on the road against Buffalo. The Rangers have a W/L % of .733 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play its next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Lightning have a W/L % of .455 after a win and .412 after a loss.
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