The Rangers lost a tough one tonight, 4-3 to the Lightning in overtime. The Blueshirts looked tired and we generally outplayed by Tampa for the better part of the game. Henrik Lundqvist played very well and Brandon Dubinsky made a return to the score sheet. No one likes to lose but there were definitely some positive takeaways from this one. To the bullets…
Tampa came out strong in the 1st, outshooting the Rangers 13-3 at one point. Henrik Lundqvist was very sharp early, weathering the storm until the Rangers could put one on the scoreboard.
Artem Anisimov did just that with a nice quick shot past Garon’s stick side. 1-0 Rangers.
Dubinsky didn’t play a whole lot in the first period, paired on a line with Rupp and Scott. I do remember noticing how hard he was working along the walls creating pressure from the big 4th line.
McDonagh took another penalty that the MSG cameras didn’t have a camera on.
The Rangers started the 2nd killing McDonagh’s penalty but...