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2012-2013 Records: Tampa (6-4-0), Rangers (5-5-0) NYR Leading Scorer: Marian Gaborik (6-3-9) and Brad Richards (2-7-9) TBL Leading Scorer: Steve Stamkos (7-10-17) NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (9 GP, 2.61 GAA, .907 SV%) TBL Goaltender: Anders Lindback (8 GP, 2.89 GAA, .905 SV%) New York Rangers Tickets. Rangers Lines:  From practice courtesy of Andrew Gross: Taylor Pyatt-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik Carl Hagelin-Derek Stepan-Rick Nash Chris Kreider-J.T. Miller-Ryan Callahan Arron Asham-Jeff Halpern-Darroll Powe Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi Marc Staal-Anton Stralman Michael Del Zotto-Matt Gilroy Henrik Lundqvist Probable Scratches/Injuries:  Mike Sauer (concussion), Brian Boyle (healthy), Steve Eminger (healthy), Stu Bickel (healthy) Preview:  What a difference a week makes. The Lightning stormed into the season beating teams with conviction, scoring 5,6,7 goals a game. Then the Rangers came into town and forced them to play a more honest game, beating them 3-2. Since that loss, Tampa has dropped games to Philly and Jersey. As I said last week, Guy Boucher has the Lightning running a 1-3-1 forecheck, which can be an aggressive forecheck or a neutral zone trap depending on the puck’s location, the score, how much time is left on the clock, etc. Tampa also utilizes a 1-3-1 power play, which creates four triangles to pass around and take one-timer shots. This system forces the defense to focus on the middle players causing the PK to miss coverages. When they’re on, it’s a deadly powerplay. Still, the Rangers showed everyone that when they play their game on their terms, they can beat anyone. If the Rangers are going to start stringing together wins, they need to continue to play hard-nosed hockey, get offensive balance and stay disciplined. Consistency matters. Crazy Thought: More power play goals would be sweet. Opposition Blog: Bolts By The Bay Broadcast Info: MSG 7:30p Torts Post Game Interview vs. Isles: I thought this was a good interview. He had some good insights about the team. Worth a watch… Tweet
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