Post-game notes courtesy of the Rangers:
Lightning 5, Rangers 0.
- The Rangers were defeated by the Tampa Bay Lightning, 5-0, tonight at Tampa Bay Times Forum, to end their winning streak on the road at six games. The Rangers’ six-game road winning streak ended one win shy of the franchise record (1934-35, 1978-79), and is tied as the longest road winning streak in the NHL this season.
- The Blueshirts are now 12-12-0 overall (24 pts), including an 8-7-0 mark on the road this season.
- The Blueshirts’ penalty kill was 3-3 (6:00) in the contest, and have now held opponents scoreless on the power play in six of the last seven games (18-19, 94.7% over the span).
- The Rangers out-shot the Lightning, 37-25, including a 17-10 advantage in the first period and a 10-3 advantage in the third. New York had 16 of 18 skaters register at least one shot in the contest, and 15 players with two or more shots. It is the seventh time in the last eight games the Blueshirts have out-shot their opponent.
- Rick Nash registered a game-high, six shots in 17:35 of ice time. The six shots on goal tied his season high.
- Ryan Callahan recorded two shots, a team-high, three hits, and led all forwards with 20:10 of ice time.
- Derick Brassard registered two shots and won a team-high, 7-10 faceoffs (70%) in 15:35 of ice time.
- Henrik Lundqvist (L) stopped 18 of 22 shots through the game’s opening 40:00, and is now 7-10-0 overall with a 3-5-0 mark on the road this season. He has now started 30 of the Rangers’ last 32 contests against Tampa Bay.
- Cam Talbot (ND) turned aside two of three shots faced in relief during the third period. Tampa Bay’s goal at 18:59 of the third was the first goal Talbot allowed in the last 60 shots he faced (59 straight saves) and ended his shutout streak at 165:27, dating back to the 13:38 mark of the second period on Nov. 7 at Columbus.
- Tomorrow – Practice, 12:00 p.m. at Ice Sports Forum (10222 Elizabeth Pl., Tampa, FL)
- Next Game – Wednesday, Nov. 27 at Florida (7:30 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network)
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