In an effort to lighten the mood during the lockout, The New York Rangers Blog will be writing faux recaps for every Rangers game missed due to the work stoppage. Enjoy.
Tampa Bay, FL - With the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrating their 20th anniversary of existence this season, they made the unusual request of asking the Rangers if they would allow John Tortorella to switch teams for the night and coach the franchise he helped lead to their only Stanley Cup. And amazingly enough, Glen Sather agreed.
Despite all the feelings of nostalgia in Tampa, the Rangers were still able to defeat the Lightning by the score of 3-1.
"While it was great having Torts behind the bench again, I could have gone without the pregame fitness test he gave us," Vincent Lecavalier said.
Tampa set a record in futility as they went 0-for-12 on the power play. Conversely the Rangers converted on both their extra man opportunities.
"Not sure what happened during his time with the ...