Tampa Bay vs New York Recap - Lightning Win 4-3
The Rangers came up short Thursday against the Lightning, falling 4-3 in a shootout.
Bettors who backed the Lightning were rewarded as +125 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.
Ryan Malone potted the shootout winner for Tampa Bay. Tampa Bay got goals from Vincent Lecavalier, Martin St. Louis, and Steven Stamkos in the victory. St. Louis opened the scoring at 2:00 of the first period.
Dan Ellis stopped 34 of 37 New York shots in the victory.
Ruslan Fedotenko, Alexander Frolov, and Derek Stepan scored for the Rangers, finding the net behind Dan Ellis.
New York got a 21-stop effort from Henrik Lundqvist in the loss.
On the power play, Tampa Bay went 0-for-1, while the Rangers were 0-for-1 with the man advantage.
Tampa Bay lost the shots on goal battle to New York by a margin of 37-24.
Tampa Bay looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Thrashers. The Rangers will aim to get back on the winning track vs New York.