Tampa Bay 4, NY Rangers 3

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, March 2, 2012 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Rangers 41-15-2-5 21-7-0-2 20-8-2-3 L1
Tampa Bay 30-28-3-3 20-9-1-1 10-19-2-2 W3

Recap


LIGHTNING 4, RANGERS 3 (OT): Ryan Malone whipped a low wrist shot past goaltender Henrik Lundqvist 1:58 into overtime to give host Tampa Bay its third straight victory.
 
Teddy Purcell, who set up Malone, had a goal and two assists as the Lightning finished 2-1-1 against the Eastern Conference-leading Rangers this season.
 
Purcell knocked home a pass from Martin St. Louis 3:37 into third to tie the game 2-2 and Steven Stamkos roofed a shot from the slot for his league-leading 45th goal to put the Lightning ahead 3-2 at 10:17. Stamkos also had an assist.
 
Brandon Dubinsky tied the game 3-3 for the Rangers with 3:27 left in regulation with a wrist shot from the left circle.
 
The Lightning had a 24-11 edge in shots through the opening 40 minutes, but the Rangers went into the third period with a 2-1 lead.
 
After a Tampa Bay turnover, Artem Anisimov whipped a wrist shot past Lightning goalie Mathieu Garon from the left circle at 10:19 of the first period.
 
New York pushed the lead to 2-0, capitalizing on a 5-on-3 power play, as Marian Gaborik scored on a screen shot from the high slot 2:43 into the second period.

Tom Pyatt brought the Lightning within a goal, poking in a rebound at 7:09.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK:
The Rangers were without captain Ryan Callahan (foot) and Michael Del Zotto (hip) with injuries. … Newly acquired defenseman Brian Lee had two assists for the Lightning. …Purcell extended his point streak to eight games. ... Tampa Bay won for the seventh time this season when trailing after two periods, tying Boston for the league lead.

Top Game Performances

NY Rangers   Tampa Bay
Marian Gaborik 2 Points Teddy Purcell 3
Marian Gaborik 1 Goals Teddy Purcell 1
Marian Gaborik 1 Assists Teddy Purcell 2
Marian Gaborik 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Henrik Lundqvist .871 Save Percentage Mathieu Garon .842
Henrik Lundqvist 27 Saves Mathieu Garon 16

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
NY Rangers 19 3 1-2 4-4 10 29
Tampa Bay 31 4 0-4 1-2 6 23

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against Tampa Bay . The Lightning have a W/L % of .552 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • NY Rangers will play their next game at home against Boston . The Rangers have a W/L % of .659 after a win and .636 after a loss.
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