The New York Rangers (12-11-0) visit the Tampa Bay Lightning (14-8-1) at the Tampa Bay Times Forum starting at 7:30 p.m. For a preview, visit Yahoo! Sports.
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Henrik Lundqvist – 7-9-0, 2.36 gaa, .921 sv%, 2 so
Ben Bishop – 13-3-1, 2.20 gaa, .926 sv%, 1 so
– Tampa as won five straight on home ice.
– The Lightning just finished a 0-3-1 west coast road trip in which they scored just six goals in those four games.
– Tampa will again be without leading scorer Steven Stamkos who broke his leg on Nov. 11.
– Valtteri Filppula has scored seven of his nine goals at home.
– The Lightning have lost three straight to the Rangers.
– Martin St. Louis has one goal in his last 12 games.
– Alex Killorn has gone pointless in his last three games.
– Victor Hedman has four points (2g, 2a) in his last five games.
– Nikita Kucherov was called up from AHL Syracuse for tonight's game. Kucherov, a 20-year-old Russian, led Syracuse with 13 goals and 24 points in 17 games this season.
– Ben Bishop is 3-0 against the Rangers with a 1.26 goals against average.
– Ryan Malone is out tonight.
– Any chance a Rangers player does this after scoring against the Lightning tonight?…
– Rangers are 2-0 since inception of "Moment of Munn" (H/T to reader Hotfreak)…
2013-14 Season Series:
Nov. 25 Rangers vs. Lightning at Tampa Bay
Dec. 29 Rangers vs. Lightning at Tampa Bay
Jan. 14 Rangers vs. Lightning at MSG