Ny Rangers hand Tampa Bay Lightning their first playoff loss in franchise history. The New York Rangers
defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night to advance to the Eastern Conference
finals against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Brad Richards scored two goals and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 31
shots for his second shutout of the playoffs as the Rangers won their third straight game after dropping
Game 1 of the series. Martin St. Louis had three assists and Marian Gaborik added a goal and an assist for
the Rangers, who have never lost back-to-back games in the postseason. Steven Stamkos, Nikita Kucherov and
Tyler Johnson each had a goal and an assist, but Ben Bishop was pulled after allowing four goals on 11 shots in
the first period. The Lightning were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the fourth time in
five seasons. They are 0-7 this year in elimination games.
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