Friday, February 10, 2012

Rangers overcome Lighting (and their own Goalie) to win 4-3 in OT

Say what you will about these New York Rangers - they always find a way to fight back.

Stung by a 1-0 shutout against their hated Devil rivals - the Rangers came out hard against the Tampa Bay Lighting Thursday night at the Garden.

They out-hit the bolts 37-13. They outshot them 31-17. Those numbers usually mean victory.

But last night - they found themselves trailing 3-2 midway through the third period.

The difference, unfortunately was Marty Biron, who has had two less-than-stellar outings in a row now. This was 82 percent save percentage bad - letting in 3 goals and making just 14 saves.

We love Marty - and we hope he bounces back soon.

But credit the Rangers for fighting through it and somehow getting the win.

Boyle's goal midway through the third tied it. And then Brad Richards perked up and scored the game winner in overtime.

In addition to Boyle and Brad - there were goals by Captain Callahan (Its a Power Play Goal) and Stepan.

Assists for Del Zotto (2 of them), Gaborik, Stepan, Hagelin, Girardi, Anisimov, and Stralman. And Girardi ended up +2 on the night.

And so - our first place Rangers roll on toward the playoffs. It feels weird to not be looking at the 8th place standing at this time of year - but the good kind of weird.

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