NY Rangers 5, Tampa Bay 1

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, February 10, 2013 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 6-5-0-0 5-1-0-0 1-4-0-0 L4
NY Rangers 6-5-0-0 5-2-0-0 1-3-0-0 W2

Recap


Rangers 5, Lightning 1: Carl Hagelin scored twice and added an assist as New York seized a three-goal lead midway through the game and defeated visiting Tampa Bay to rise above the .500 mark for the first time this season.

Rick Nash added a goal and an assist while captain Ryan Callahan and Arron Asham also tallied for the Rangers. Henrik Lundqvist made 19 saves for New York (6-5-0), which has won five of its last seven games. 

Captain Vincent Lecavalier had the only goal for the Lightning, who have dropped four straight after a 6-1-0 start. Anders Lindback made 11 saves in relief of Mathieu Garon, who allowed three goals on 19 shots.
 
Hagelin, who also had a goal in a 3-2 win at Tampa Bay on Feb. 2, opened the scoring 31 seconds into the contest on a double deflection in front. Callahan extended the lead to 2-0 at 15:13, stealing a cross-ice pass by Lightning defenseman Matt Carle and going in alone to beat Garon.

After another Lightning turnover, Hagelin accepted a feed from defenseman Marc Staal and beat Garon from the left faceoff circle 9:58 into the second session. Lecavalier pulled Tampa Bay within 3-1, popping in the rebound of blue-liner Victor Hedman’s shot from the left point at 14:42.

GAME NOTEBOOK: D Daniel Girardi was back in the lineup for the Rangers after missing two games with an undisclosed injury. He recorded two assists and a plus-4 rating. … Lightning C Alex Killorn had an assist in his NHL debut, while LW Ryan Malone was a late scratch with a lower-body injury for Tampa Bay. … Lightning C Tom Pyatt faced his brother, Rangers LW Taylor Pyatt, for the fourth time in the NHL.

Top Game Performances

Tampa Bay   NY Rangers
Vincent Lecavalier 1 Points Carl Hagelin 3
Vincent Lecavalier 1 Goals Carl Hagelin 2
Victor Hedman 1 Assists Daniel Girardi 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Anders Lindback .846 Save Percentage Henrik Lundqvist .950
Mathieu Garon 16 Saves Henrik Lundqvist 19

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Tampa Bay 20 1 0-2 3-3 6 33
NY Rangers 32 5 0-3 2-2 4 31

Upcoming Games

  • NY Rangers will play their next game on the road against NY Rangers . The Rangers have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .800 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Montreal . The Lightning have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .250 after a loss.