NY Rangers 4, Tampa Bay 3

Thursday, February 9, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 23-24-3-3 15-8-1-1 8-16-2-2 L2
NY Rangers 34-13-1-4 17-6-0-2 17-7-1-2 W1


Brad Richards scored off a feed from Artem Anisimov 2:37 into overtime as the New York Rangers defeated the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 on Thursday.

Defenseman Michael Del Zotto forced a turnover, got the puck to Anisimov and he slipped a pass to Richards at the right of the net for his seventh game-winner of the season.

The Rangers snapped a three-game losing streak to the Lightning at home.

Brian Boyle tied the game at 3-3 for the Rangers at 10:13 of the third period, jumping on a bouncing puck in the high slot and beating Mathieu Garon.

Steven Stamkos was hooked down by defenseman Anton Stralman in front, but was able to slip a backhand through surprise starter Martin Biron to give Tampa Bay the game’s first goal with 1:04 left in the first period.

Rookie Brett Connolly’s pass set Stamkos, giving him his first point in 18 games.

Captain Ryan Callahan and Derek Stepan scored 54 seconds apart early in the second period to give the Rangers a lead, but the Lightning answered with a pair for a 3-2 advantage after two periods.

Vincent Lecavalier converted at 5:48, just 21 seconds after Stepan’s goal, and defenseman Bruno Gervais scored on the power play at 12:26 after a nifty cross-ice pass by Stamkos.

Top Game Performances

Tampa Bay   NY Rangers
Steven Stamkos 2 Points Derek Stepan 2
Steven Stamkos 1 Goals Derek Stepan 1
Steven Stamkos 1 Assists Michael Del Zotto 2
Bruno Gervais 1 Power Play Goals Ryan Callahan 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Mathieu Garon .871 Save Percentage Martin Biron .824
Mathieu Garon 27 Saves Martin Biron 14

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Tampa Bay 17 3 1-2 2-3 8 27
NY Rangers 31 4 1-3 1-2 6 26

Upcoming Games

  • NY Rangers will play its next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Rangers have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .632 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play its next game on the road against Buffalo. The Lightning have a W/L % of .522 after a win and .367 after a loss.
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