New York vs Tampa Bay Wrap - Tampa Bay Wins 4-3
The Lightning beat New York 4-3 on Friday, earning a victory backstopped by Mathieu Garon's 16 saves.
Bettors who backed the Lightning were rewarded as +129 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.
Tampa Bay got goals from Ryan Malone, Tom Pyatt, Teddy Purcell, and Steven Stamkos in the victory. Pyatt opened the scoring at 7:09 of the second period.
Mathieu Garon turned in a 16-save effort for the Lightning.
Marian Gaborik, Brandon Dubinsky, and Artem Anisimov scored for the Rangers, finding the net behind Mathieu Garon.
New York got a 27-stop effort from Henrik Lundqvist in the loss.
On the power play, Tampa Bay went 0-for-4, while the Rangers were 1-for-2 with the man advantage.
New York lost the shots on goal battle to Tampa Bay by a margin of 31-19.
Next game, Tampa Bay takes its act on the road to face Carolina looking for another win. For New York, they head home to face Boston.