Rangers Storm Back To Stun Lightning
After clinch a birth in the NHL playoffs with their win against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night, the Rangers returned home for a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning as they try to advance their playoff seeding.
The Rangers pulled out a come-from-behind win against one of the better teams in the NHL.
After getting down 2-0 early in the first period, the Rangers needed a bit of a boost. The mood of the team seemed to change after a Tanner Glass interference penalty that got him a game misconduct and ejection.
The 2nd period featured what looked like a whole new Rangers team. Derek Stepan scored the team's first goal, even though the team had 4 separate penalties in the period.
With the deficit cut in half headed into the 3rd period, the Rangers went on the attack. Stepan scored his second goal to tie the game, only for the team to take the lead roughly two minutes later on a Chris Kreider goal.
Henrik Lundqvist's stellar performance in the final two periods sealed the win for the Rangers.
"Hank kept us in it," Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said.
In the absence of Ryan McDonagh, the Rangers are 4-1-1.
The team's next game is Thursday night at MSG against the Islanders.