Tampa Bay 5, NY Rangers 0

Monday, November 25, 2013 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Rangers 12-12-0-0 4-5-0-0 8-7-0-0 L1
Tampa Bay 15-8-1-0 9-2-0-0 6-6-1-0 W1

Recap


Lightning 5, Rangers 0: Captain Martin St. Louis recorded two goals and an assist while Ben Bishop turned aside 37 shots for his second shutout of the season as host Tampa Bay snapped a four-game winless streak.

Teddy Purcell also had two goals and an assist, Nikita Kucherov scored on his first NHL shift and Valtteri Filppula set up a pair of tallies for the Lightning. Bishop highlighted his fifth career shutout by making 17 of his saves in the first period, and has stopped 78-of-79 shots the last two contests.

Henrik Lundqvist stopped 18-of-22 shots in the first two periods for the Rangers, who saw their six-game road winning streak come to an end. Cam Talbot came on to make two saves in the third and New York went 0-for-6 on the power play - including 1:02 of 5-on-3 advantage in the second period.

Kucherov beat Lundqvist from the left faceoff circle after a nifty backhand feed from Purcell in the corner 2:12 into the game. St. Louis scored on a breakaway 58 seconds later, flipping a puck over Lundqvist’s left shoulder after defenseman Victor Hedman's long pass hit Filppula and went off blue-liner Marc Staal’s stick. 

St. Louis, who came in with one goal in his last 12 games, accepted a pass from Filppula up the middle and beat Lundqvist on the breakaway 3:12 into the middle session. Purcell pushed the lead to 4-0 with 3:08 left in the second, moving down the right wing and whipping a shot past Lundqvist’s glove side.

GAME NOTEBOOK: St. Louis was honored in a ceremony before the game to commemorate his 1,000th NHL game on Tuesday in Los Angeles. Teammate Steven Stamkos walked on the ice, two weeks after breaking his right tibia, to present him with one of the gifts. … Rangers LW Rick Nash had a game-high six shots on goal in his fourth game back from a concussion. … Tampa Bay LW Ryan Malone (lower body) and D Radko Gudas (upper body) both missed the game with injuries while Lightning RW Pierre-Cedric Labrie suffered an upper-body injury in the first period and did not return.
 

Top Game Performances

NY Rangers   Tampa Bay
N/A Points Teddy Purcell 3
N/A Goals Teddy Purcell 2
N/A Assists Valtteri Filppula 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Henrik Lundqvist .818 Save Percentage Ben Bishop 1.000
Henrik Lundqvist 18 Saves Ben Bishop 37

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
NY Rangers 37 0 0-6 3-3 11 24
Tampa Bay 25 5 0-3 6-6 17 27

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play its next game at home against Philadelphia. The Lightning have a W/L % of .643 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • NY Rangers will play its next game on the road against Florida. The Rangers have a W/L % of .417 after a win and .583 after a loss.