Tampa Bay vs New York Recap - Lightning Win 2-1
The Lightning earned a 2-1 victory over the Rangers on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.
Tampa Bay was an underdog by +160 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.
Victor Hedman and Nikita Kucherov each scored for the Lightning in the victory. Hedman opened the scoring for Tampa Bay, finding the back of the net at 1:10 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Martin St. Louis and Teddy Purcell.
Ben Bishop turned in a 33-save effort for the Lightning.
Brad Richards scored for the Rangers, finding the net behind Ben Bishop.
Henrik Lundqvist stopped 23 of 25 shots for the Rangers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Tampa Bay went 1-for-2, while the Rangers were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
Tampa Bay lost the shots on goal battle to New York by a margin of 34-25.
Next game, Tampa Bay takes its act home to face New York looking for another win. For New York, they head home to face Detroit.