The New York Rangers (14-5-3) visit the Tampa Bay Lightning (11-11-2) at the St. Pete Times Forum tonight starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
TV: MSG; Radio: ESPN Radio 1050AM, XM 212
Henrik Lundqvist – 10-4-3, 2.10 gaa, .930 sv%, 2 so.
Mathieu Garon – 5-4-1, 2.42 gaa, .920 sv%, 1 so
– The Lightning defeated the Rangers in all four meetings last season.
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– Tampa Bay is 7-3-0 at home, but it has dropped six of nine overall.
– Steve Stamkos is on a five-game point streak (5g, 2a).
– Martin St. Louis has seven goals and 13 assists including two goals in his last three games. The right wing has 17 points in his last 14 meetings with New York, including six last season.
– Former Ranger Matt Gilroy ranks second on the team among defensemen with six assists. However, he is goalless on the season.
– Mattias Ohlund (knees) was placed on injured reserve before the season started and underwent arthroscopic surgery on those knees on Oct. 11.
– Vincent Lecavalier has 10g, 8a on the season.
– Another former Ranger Dominic Moore has 1g, 5a and is a -5 this year.
– 2009 second overall pick Victor Hedman is a -7 seven this season with just 2g and 0a.
2011-12 Season Series:
Dec. 3 Rangers vs. Lightning at Tampa
Dec. 8 Rangers vs. Lightning at MSG
Feb. 9 Rangers vs. Lightning at MSG
March 2 Rangers vs. Lightning at Tampa